Sometimes Ugly Has a Hidden Beauty

First a disclaimer – these biscuits are ugly! There is nothing I can do to make them pretty and I suspect a food stylist would struggle. On Masterchef they would probably be described as ‘rustic’ which roughly translated means messy. However they taste fantastic and are reasonably good for you. At any rate better than a lot of mass produced products.

Our school is a designated ‘nut free zone’ ,which definitely refers to the food and not the parents, so these are suitable as school snacks.

Ugly Cookies

1 cup of muesli
1 cup of coconut
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Generous sprinkle of cranberries
1 tablespoon honey
185g (6oz) butter
1 egg

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and make a well in the centre and add honey and beaten egg. Melt butter and add to mix. Stir to combine then place spoonfuls on baking sheets. Bake at 180C (moderate oven) for about 10-15 mins until lightly golden. Cool on trays.
p.s. these will make your kitchen smell delicious!


About embracingtheimperfections

I am a mother of six children. My children's ages range from 20 down to 1, so we are dealing with a lot of different ages and stages, not to mention a lot of different personalities. One of my twins has cerebral palsy so that adds yet another dimension to our lives. Along my journey so far I have learnt that life is far from perfect and that sometimes it's the imperfections that round out the harsh edges and give it a quality that is precious and unique. My love of the imperfect extends into my home life too. I love all things vintage, hand crafted, home grown and home cooked. I love to be creative and I love learning. I am definitely not a minimalist! I aspire to be tidy and organized but I am realizing that with six children, three cats and a crazy black Labrador that is probably beyond my capabilities, so I embrace the beautiful chaos that ensues!
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4 Responses to Sometimes Ugly Has a Hidden Beauty

  1. mydearbakes says:

    Lovely recipe, thanks so much for sharing! =)

  2. yalandarose says:

    they don’t look half bad, kind of looks like a muffin

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