Healthy ‘ANZAC’ biscuits

My parents both love biscuits. Unfortunately they have also banned me from doing any ‘unhealthy’ baking. So I have been searching for healthier alternatives. There have been a few not so successful attempts, but this biscuit is definitely a winner.

It doesn’t have any golden syrup in it so it’s not quite as caramel-y as you are probably used to, but they’re still yummy. The biscuits are based on this recipe. Preheat the oven to about 150°C. I only had whole almonds so I chucked the almonds into the food processor and blitzed them for thirty seconds until the were broken up into smallish chunks. Then I added in the desiccated coconut  and the oats, and combined them using the food processor.

Then you add in the honey, coconut oil, vanilla essence, and baking soda.

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Then you blitz all of that up in the food processor until it clumps together and the honey and oil are all mixed through.

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Add the tablespoon of water and turn the processor on for a few more seconds. Line a baking tray with some baking paper. Then rub some coconut oil into your hands and use your hands to form the mixture into little balls before placing them on the tray. Carefully flatten the balls with a fork, making sure you have some space between the biscuits.

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Pop the biscuit in the preheated oven for  20-30 minutes or until they are golden. You can eat them straight away (be careful they will be hot), but make sure you let them cool completely before you store them in an airtight container.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 3  tablespoons coconut oil
  •  3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon water 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to about 150°C.
  2. Chuck the almonds into the food processor and blitz them for thirty seconds until they are broken up into smallish chunks.
  3. Add in the desiccated coconut  and the oats, and combine them using the food processor.
  4. Add in the honey, coconut oil, vanilla essence, and baking soda.
  5. Blitz all of that up in the food processor until it clumps together and the honey and oil are all mixed through.
  6. Add the tablespoon of water and turn the processor on for a few more seconds.
  7. Line a baking tray with some baking paper.
  8. Rub some coconut oil into your hands and use your hands to form the mixture into little balls before placing them on the tray. Carefully flatten the balls with a fork, making sure you have some space between the biscuits.
  9. Pop the biscuit in the preheated oven for  20-30 minutes or until they are golden. You can eat them straight away (be careful they will be hot), but make sure you let them cool completely before you store them in an airtight container.

 

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