Wheat and Soy Flour Cookies Recipe

Wheat and Soy Flour Cookies Recipe
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If you’ve only been making cookies out of whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour, and need to change to something healthier, it’s a fantastic idea to add in a bit of soy flour. Being highly nutritious, it would also add a nutty flavour to the cookie, making it more delicious while its combination with wheat gives it a unique texture. The honey in the cookie will offer plenty of sweetness without the excess refined sugar, making it perfect for babies and children. You can make a whole batch that will last 2 weeks and refrigerate to offer it to teething babies to soothe their gums.

Cooking Time

Type  Time (hh:mm:ss)
Preparation Time 00:05:00
Cook Time 00:15:00
Total Time 00:20:00


Cooking Method

Baking oven

Total Servings

18 cookies

Type of Meal

Vegetarian

Suitable for

Toddlers above 15 months of age

Meal Schedule

Snack

Recipe Type

Appetizers

Ingredients

Type

Quantity

Whole wheat flour

6 tablespoons

Soy flour

5 tablespoons

Honey

2 tablespoons

Olive oil

1 tablespoon

Instructions

Step by step procedure to make the cookies:

  • If you wish to keep it as do-it–yourself as possible, make the soy flour on your own from soybeans. Alternatively, you can source soy flour from organic stores.
  • To make the soy flour on your own, wash and rinse the soybeans, and dry them on a baking sheet. Roast it in the oven at 150°C for about 45 minutes until the beans turn aromatic and golden yellow. Cool the grains and grind them in a coffee blender or a grain mill and pulverize until it reaches the consistency of fine flour.
  • In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and mix thoroughly before kneading it into a dough.
  • Roll out the dough into a thick 6 mm sheet.
  • With the help of a cookie cutter, cut the cookies into desired shapes or use a serrated knife to cut them out into shapes.
  • Re-knead and roll out the leftover dough and cut it into more pieces until all of it is used up.
  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
  • Keep the cookies on a greased baking tray and bake them in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool down before serving and refrigerate the rest in an airtight container.

Recipe Tips

  • To make your homemade wheat and soy flour cookies baby food recipe more nutritious, sprinkle some ground almonds, and nuts on the dough before baking it.

Nutrition Information (Value per biscuit- 9 g)

Nutrient

Value

Energy

51 kcal

Carbohydrates

5.2 g

Protein

3.1 g

Fat

2.1 g

Vitamin – A

34.5 mcg

Vitamin – C

0.0 mcg

Calcium

17.2 mg

Iron

0.8 mg

Folic acid

7.3 mcg

Fibre

0.3 g

Health Benefits

  • Soy flour is an amazing source of soy proteins and fibre. There are many essential oils present in soybeans, and making your own flour gives you the full advantage of preserving all the natural oils found in soy.
  • Wheat and soy flour cookies for babies are also the perfect solution for vegetarian and vegan parents who cannot give meat to their kids. As soy contains almost all the essential nutrients, it is a good supplement by itself.
  • Honey is highly nutritious as it is rich in enzymes, amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants that are necessary for the body. It sweetens the cookies without adding extra sugar.

Shopping Guide

  • While the ingredients for your simple wheat and soy flour cookies recipe are limited, they need to be sourced organically to avoid allergies and health risks.
  • The three most commonly found types of soy flour are full-fat flour with all the natural oils intact, low-fat flour, which only has about 1/3rd of the natural oils, and defatted flour that has no natural oils. Since oils are essential for babies, it’s better to use the full-fat flour.
  • If your infant is under one year old, it’s better to avoid raw honey as it contains pollen and other contaminants. It also carries with it a high risk of infant botulism, which can be dangerous for babies under six months of age.
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