Raw shortbread

Suitable from 12 months

Raw shortbread
My son is intolerant to starch, so the desserts we make are never conventional but they still need to pass the yumminess test for a food-loving two-year-old.

When Theo likes something a lot we hear about it pretty quickly. The first bite is followed by a moment’s silence and then just one word – ‘more’. ‘More. More mummy!’ he pleaded, his voice threatening to turn into a wail when he had finished his first taste of biscuit. My husband liked it too, in fact he preferred it to the expensive Chokladfabriken truffles I offered up at the same time.

Recipe tips
I buy almond flour for this shortbread instead of making my own from whole almonds, because I want it to be as fine-milled as possible. Thicker pieces would make more of a bar, which would also be delicious.

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  1. jaimeann7 says:

    These are AMAZING! These are so simple, yet so delicious! We were just getting ready to take our 18 month old daughter on a 7 hour road trip to Lake Tahoe when I came across this recipe the night before, so I quickly whipped these up and I’m so glad I did because she LOVED them! My batter was a little too thin since I used my Vitamix instead of a food processor so I wasn’t able to spread it in the parchment paper but I just put it in a glass dish and popped it in the freezer and they turned out great! Though no one in my family is intolerant to gluten, we still chose to eat gluten free so thank you so much for making it easy to make tasty treats for all of us!!!

    • Littlefoodies says:

      Thanks for letting us know! So glad you liked them. I just got a Vitamix, so I am interested to know how it came out. When you say you put it in a glass dish, you just poured in the liquid and then chopped it up? I have a batch in the fridge right now. For next time, maybe you don’t even need to use a blender if you have almond meal. You can just mix in a mixing bowl.

      • jaimeann7 says:

        Yes, I just poured the batter into a glass dish and popped it in the freezer, then chopped it up in the morning. The second time I made them, I was sure to slowly blend the batter and was able to pour onto parchment, which was much easier since the glass dish was deep. Now that you mention it, you’re right..I don’t really even need to use the vitamix! I do have almond flour so I’ll simply mix it up in a bowl next time. Thanks 🙂 Oh, and congrats on the Vitamix….we use ours at least 3x a day…worth every penny!

  2. amazing recipe thank you! I shared these with my MIL and she loved them too

  3. My little one has a hard time putting on weight so I’m always looking for calorie dense food that’s good for him. I love this recipe and my son thinks it’s delicious! Thanks!

    • Littlefoodies says:

      Hej! Thanks so much for letting us know. We love this too. Try not to worry too much so long as he is growing one way or another; just make sure that he is getting plenty of good fats from avocado, coconut, grass-fed butter, olive oil and lots of micronutrients. My children were both a little bit ‘under the curve’ for weight, but they grew on the height curves and my midwife/nurse was always very happy with that combination. Most important is that he is eating enough nutrients and is happy in himself. Good luck!