I love to bake and it is such a nice thing to do over the festive season. These biscuits featured today are a healthier variety and can be eaten amongst not so healthy Christmas treats to balance out the indulgence! They are also yummy too so it Is a win-win situation! I have used ginger as my main flavouring and made the biscuits vegan to cater for those on plant based diets. I am not a vegan but I love eating food like this as it just tastes amazing and makes me feel more energised. The use of coconut sugar for instance gives me the sweetness I need but without that energy slump of refined sugar! The recipe that inspired me was this BBC Good Food one but I have changed a few quantities and flavourings as I felt the recipe needed a little touch of Sophie Laetitia. I hope you enjoy it!
Recipe (makes about 20)
- 300g oat flour (whizzed up oats in the food processor)
- 200g ground almonds
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 110g coconut sugar
- 200g coconut oil
- 50g date syrup
- 1 tbsp chia seeds with 3tbsp Water
- Oat or buckwheat flour for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 170oC
- Mix the chia seeds in a bowl with the water. Soak for 5-10 mins until they have swelled.
- Mix the dry oat flour, spices, baking powder and ground almonds with the coconut oil until well combined.
- In another bowl mix together the sugar, date syrup, chia mixture and 2 tbsp water until smooth. Add the oat mixture to this mix.
- Mix until well combined then knead together to make a soft dough. Wrap in cling film and store in the fridge for about 30 minutes to firm up.
- Use the dusting flour to roll out the mixture to ½ cm thickness and cut festive shapes from the dough.
- Line a tray with parchment paper and place the biscuits onto it.
- Bake for about 10-12 minutes.
- You might need to do this in several batches depending on your oven size and number of baking trays available!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Do you love to bake over the Christmas period?