A while ago we bought a packet of bickies from Aldi. They became a firm favourite. But they aren’t cheap and they do contain a bit more sugar than I would like as well as a few different bits and pieces that we could do without. These date and apple bickies are our version of them, just as yummy, but much better for you.
I hunted high and low on the web until I found this recipe from Mums in the Mix. But as usual, I didn’t have all the bits! It wasn’t exactly what I needed, because I needed them to be apple cinnamon, but that was easily tweaked.
So here’s my take on these yummy bickies. These got gobbled and certainly got the seal of approval from both Mini Kidgredients. These date and apple bickies are going to be on high rotation at Kidgredients HQ!
These bickies are apparently better than the originals and have been eaten heaps over the last few months. We’ve also done some different flavours, by doing 1/4 cup apple and 1/4 cup blitzed strawberries, 1/4 cup apple and 1/4 mashed banana, 1/4 cup apple, 1 tbsp chia seeds and 1/4 cup pear.
Kept in an airtight container in the fridge these should last a week, although they are always gone before then. They are also awesome in lunchboxes and don’t fall apart, however, I must admit they are most eaten for afternoon tea.
UPDATE: Sometimes you make a recipe and it works out brilliantly every time. This is one of those! it’s now October 2016 and I have lost track of how many times these have been made, so I thought it was high time I took some new photos of them. Out with the old photos…in with the new!
Here are other recipes where you can add dates:
- Pear and date loaf, no added sugar!
- Green muffins with spinach, banana and date
- Date and banana muffins, no added sugar!