Hey there, busy bees! As you juggle that school drop off, waiting for that precious first sip of coffee to do its magic, we bet you've been caught daydreaming about a pantry or freezer stocked full of quick and tasty lunchbox treats for your “I’m hungry” kids. And who can blame you? Between managing work, home, and everything else, it's all too easy to get stuck in a snack rut, serving up the same easy-to-grab goodies day after day​.

But wait, before you reach for that store-bought muffin or those pre-packaged biscuits, let's talk. Variety, as they say, is the spice of life - and that's especially true when it comes to our kids' diets. New flavours and textures can not only make meal times more exciting, but also contribute to well-rounded eating habits​.

Here's where your faithful oven comes in - that beloved, reliable kitchen workhorse. Who says you need fancy gadgets to whip up delicious, nutritious treats? Sometimes, all you need is a bit of creativity, a sprinkle of love, and a good old baking tray​.

Today, we're excited to share a delightful recipe that's going to make you fall in love with your oven all over again. Say hello to our Choc Chip Cookies! These tasty morsels are the very epitome of snack-time joy - easy to make, perfect for on-the-go munching, freeze well, and guaranteed to bring smiles all around​.

The magic of this recipe lies in its simplicity. With just a few pantry staples - rolled oats, spelt flour (regular flour is just fine too!), butter, maple syrup, and raw choc chips (the darker, the better) - you can create a scrumptious treat that's perfect for lunchboxes, after-school snacks, or even those late-night munchies. And the best part? You can have a batch ready in no time, leaving you free to tick off that to-do list or sneak in a moment of 'me' time​.

Planning to share these delightful cookies with other time-pressed parents at the school gate? Keep them fresh and crunch-perfect in an airtight container. When it's time to share the love, simply pop them into a colourful bag or a cute tin, tie on a ribbon, and voila - a delicious gift that's as beautiful as it is tasty​.

Feeling creative? These Choc Chip Cookies are the perfect canvas for your culinary creativity. From adding dried fruits or nuts for a different texture, to swirling in some peanut butter for a creamy surprise, the possibilities are endless. And don't forget spices - a dash of cinnamon or a hint of vanilla can transform these cookies into a true gourmet experience​.

So, are you ready to roll up those sleeves and give this recipe a try? Invite the kids to join you - who knows, you might just spark a lifelong love of baking! Stay tuned for more simple, delicious recipes that make life a little bit sweeter.

Choc Chips Cookies

Prep | 20 minutes Makes |12 cookies


60 ml (¼ cup) maple syrup
100 g (1/2 cup) butter, melted
1 egg, whisked
150 g (1 1/2 cup) rolled oats
70 g (1/2 cup) white spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp white chia seeds
70 g (1/2 cup) raw choc chips (minimum 70%)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C and line baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine maple syrup, butter and egg until well combined.
  3. Add dry ingredients in another bowl and then combine the two.
  4. Mix in chia and choc chips and let sit for 5-10 minutes to firm up.
  5. Shape into balls of desired size and press down lightly with a fork to form a cookie.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Perfect for batch cooking and freezing.
June 24, 2023 — Michelle Leach