Having to feed a toddler in a nutritious way can be tricky with all the pre-cooked or packaged options available at the super market. As a mom of a 14 month old I hold no judgement to offering the above mentioned snacks as it’s time consumung and not always practicle to make your own.

With that being said I went in search of an alternative healthy biscuit option for my growing boy.

I came across Baby Jakes mom’s recipe for protein biscuits. My son, Noah loves them as a snack. They are easy to make and I have frozen the batches so they last longer and help me when prepping his snack pack for the day.

I am comforted when I see Noah munching away knowing that he is enjoying a healthy treat that isnt hard to make or cost a fortune.

Because of the chickpea flour the biscuits aren’t very sweet so for the older toddlers I would suggest increasing the syrup or honey or you could add a sweeter fruit. I recently made a batch with grated apple and pumpkin seeds for added crunch.

Happy baking and munching!


  • 1 cup chickpea flour (get it at Dischem or Woolies)
  • 1/4 cup “other” flour (almond flour / ground oats / coconut flour / desiccated coconut. I used ground oats by grinding raw oats in a Nutribullet)
  • 1/2 cup nut butter (I used peanut. Could also use almond. Or a mixture.)
  • 2 TBS ground flax seeds (my favourite ingredient to sneak in Omegas)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 to a 1/3 cup of “sweetener”. You can use pure maple syrup / honey / coconut sugar. Only use honey if baby older than one. You could also use a mashed banana instead. Just need something to make it a bit sweet. I use 1/3 cup organic maple syrup or honey.
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp baking soda / bicarb
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla essence or vanilla powder
  • 1-2 TBS water if needed


  1. Measure out 1 cup of Chickpea Flour and put it in the freezer while you get the rest of the batter.
  2. Preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients: the nut butter / the egg / the melted coconut oil / vanilla essence / syrup / honey / mashed banana/grated apple (whatever you are using for sweetness). Also add the bicarb.
  4. Stir to combine. You could use an electric beater but not necessary at all. Less fuss. Less mess.
  5. Now add the dry ingredients (the chickpea flour from the freezer / other flour / flaxseeds). And mix.
  6. You can use your hands to combine it all into a nice dough. Will be quite dense. You can add some of the water if needed to combine into cookie dough texture.
  7. Take a small ball of batter and roll, and then flatten on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Press down with your 3 middle fingers to flatten slightly.
  8. Bake for approx. 12 minutes until golden.
  9. Once out the oven, immediately press down (gently) on the centre of each biscuit with a fork. This gets rid of air pockets and creates that yummy chewy centre that all good biscuits need.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Eat while warm. Yummy.
  11. Store in an airtight container.


Origional recipe from –Baby Jakes mom’s http://www.babyjakesmom.com/homemade-baby-biscuits/ 

Contributed by Amiee Collison of Clamber Club Sports – Randpark Ridge
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