Banana & Date Finger Biscuits

These biscuits are fantastic for sore gums as they can be stored in the freezer and given straight to your little one to help soothe angry gums! It obviously helps that they are also absolutely delicious and the perfect size for little hands to pick up and feed themselves. f you don't want to add any sweetener then you can just leave out the agave nectar.

1 1/2 tsp olive oil

1/2 tsp mixed spice

75g banana, cut into rough chunks

75g dates, destoned and roughly chopped

125g plain flour

100g porridge oats

125ml milk

2 tbsp agave nectar, optional

Preheat the oven to 200oC.Add the dates into the food processor and blitz down into small pieces. Add the banana and continue to blitz for 1-2 minutes until you have a puree and the majority of the dates have been broken down and the banana is liquid. Now add all the rest of the ingredients and bring the mix together into a wet dough. Remove the mixture into a piping bag. Cut a 1-cm hole in the end of the piping bag and, using a non-sticking baking tray, pipe your biscuits- about 5-cm long and then place in the fridge for 10 minutes to harden a little.

Remove and place in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes -they will still be a little soft when you remove them but will set up whilst cooling. Place onto a wire cooling rack and then pop into a freezer bag and freeze. Defrost as required.