Blogmas Healthy Festive Biscuits

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

Method

  • 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?

 

 

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