Craggy, fruity, seedy buns with sneaky banana and carrot. Try different seeds or a mixture - pumpkin, sesame, poppy, linseed etc. Or vary the dried fruit - chopped prunes or dates, raisins etc. Best eaten on the same day but any uneaten ‘rocks’ can be frozen.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety and hygiene rules; tidy away; use a timer to cook correctly; crack an egg; use measuring spoons; use a measuring jug to measure liquid; use weighing scales; cut using bridge/claw knife technique safely; use a vegetable peeler safely; use a box grater safely; beat ingredients together; use a hand blender|oven with adult supervision.
Baking sheet, baking paper, weighing scales, mixing bowl, measuring spoons, wooden spoon, jug, hand blender, knife, chopping board, box grater, tablespoon, cooling rack.
Allergens (Please note the allergens listed above are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use)
Gluten | Eggs | Sulphites
Ingredients (makes 12 space rocks):
- 3 wheat biscuits
- 175 g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 40 g sultanas
- 40 g dried apricots
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 80 ml vegetable oil
- 2 small bananas
- 1 large egg
- 1 large carrot
- 1 tbsp clear honey, plus extra for drizzling
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C / gas mark 6 and brush the baking sheet with oil and cover with baking parchment paper.
- Cut the apricots into small pieces. Peel and grate the carrot.
- Place the wheat biscuits in the bowl and crush with your hands to break the biscuits into crumbs.
- Add the flour, cinnamon, dried fruit and seeds. Stir well.
- Put the bananas, egg, honey and vegetable oil into a jug and use a hand blender to blend until smooth. Pour into the mixing bowl, add the grated carrot and stir everything together.
- Use a tablespoon to create 12 mounds of the mixture on the lined baking sheet (around 2 heaped tablespoons of mixture per mound).
- Bake in the preheated oven for around 15-20 minutes until the ‘rocks’ have risen and are golden brown.
- Drizzle a little honey over the top of the warm cakes, and leave them on the baking sheet for a few minutes to cool slightly. Once cool enough to handle, transfer to a wire cooling wrack.
- Space rocks are delicious eaten while still warm! Once completely cool, transfer any uneaten ‘rocks’ to a freezer bag and freeze.
So thinking about space rocks ...
Fruit/vegetables are generally low in fat and calories and high in fibre. Fruit and vegetables offer an array of important vitamins and minerals, and also contain phytochemicals which may help protect our bodies against diseases.
Cakes tend to be high in fat and sugar, although some types are worse than others. The Eatwell Guide says that if you are consuming food and drinks high in fat, salt and sugar we should have these less often and in small amounts.
|-||Energy||734kJ / 175kcal||9%|
per 45g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 1632kJ / 390kcal
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