We don’t buy packet biscuits in our family. Some days my kids ‘hate’ me for it, but really they’re ok with it. What we do it make our own. SOoooooo much yummier, more fun, and seriously I know how much sugar goes into them so I’m ok with them being gobbled up in only a day or so. Keeping organised to make sure there’s enough for school everyday is sometimes a challenge; that’s why I’ve taught my kids to bake as well – so it’s not all just up to me. Actually, mostly my son does the biscuit baking. But today I wanted to make some. Seriously yum yum yum! Thought I’d share the recipe with you, cause I know you’ll want to make your own – share them with the kids if you want, but I won’t think badly of you if you don’t.
Healthy Almond & Triple Cacao Biscuits:
Makes approx 20 or so.
1/2 cup coconut sugar ( or similar of your choice)
4T softened butter (or coconut oil)
2t baking powder (aluminium free)
1 vanilla pod scraped, or 1t vanilla extract
3 cups almond meal
1 cup dark cacao powder
1/2 cup chopped chocolate – dark and white mix. (We use the raw vegan chocolate bulk from the health food shop)
Mix the butter, sugar, baking powder & vanilla until well combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating. Then add almond meal cup by cup and mix in; it’s quite stiff and needs to be worked well. Add cacao powder (or extra almond meal if you don’t want the triple choc factor). Stir in choc pieces. Mix it together really well. Roll into teaspoon sized balls and flatten with the back of a fork onto a baking paper lines tray. Bake for 15 or so mins at 180C. Leave to cool before eating.
These are naturally gluten-free, and would be easy to convert to vegan if you wanted. Are you going to make some? Are you a white chocolate, milk chocolate or dark chocolate fan? Do you use cocoa or cacao or carob?
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