Sunday, 10 January 2016

Healthy Gluten-Free Biscuits



I want to share with you a very simple biscuit recipe which is gluten free. I use coconut flour instead of regular flour, it is healthy and I love that it bakes so fast; it can even be used in raw dessert recipes, and I use it to thicken smoothies and soups too.  I made this with only four ingredients.  You can play with this and have fun by making all kinds of varieties with the basic recipe by simply adding one other ingredient; I will tell you more about that at the end. 

Ingredients: 

6 Tablespoons coconut flour
2 Eggs
4 Tablespoons of cold pressed coconut oil
2 Tablespoons of raw honey (use to garnish once baked)
(Try source organic)

Instructions:  Take the eggs and coconut oil, whisk together.  Pour this into the coconut flour and spread it through with a fork.  Coconut flour is very absorbing, if the mixture looks too dry, add a few more tablespoons of coconut oil.  You should get a nice moist crumbly mixture.  Then knead the mixture and use your hands to make a nice big doughy ball that you can work with.  Unlike gluten flour, you will find that this is not so pliable so you have to work carefully.  Take a small amount and work it into a small ball in the middle of your hand and lay it out on the baking sheet or tray.  Once all are layed out, use a fork to press them down. Place in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes at 160 degrees, or until lightly browned.  *Coconut flour bakes real fast, so be careful it doesn't burn!


You should get 20 to 24 biscuits out of this depending on how big you make them.

Once it is baked I serve it with raw honey drizzled on top!  I love to have these with organic green tea!

Try to keep it as healthy as possible.  If you want to add sugar to the mix before baking use coconut sugar.  I like to drizzle raw honey after, as heating honey does destroy the living enzymes, making it unhealthy like sugar.

These are the varieties that I have made with this basic recipe:
  • Lemon flavoured -add freshly squeezed juice of one lemon to the mix
  • Peanut butter flavoured - add one tablespoon of natural peanut butter (preservative free) to the mix
  • Pecan nut flavoured - crush a few pecan nuts, or other nuts, into small pieces and add to the mix
  • Chocolate flavoured - add one tablespoon of raw cacao powder to the mix


I love that you can enjoy these coconut flour biscuits without having to worry about the weight gain and damaging effects of gluten flour. I also love that my tummy feels happy and light after eating this, as gluten can make one feel bloated and uncomfortable. 

You can find coconut flour at some Spar outlets which are now stocking organics, at Dischem or at your nearest health store.  

There is no reason to give up on having yummy treats.  Give up on dieting, it is bad for you.  Change your lifestyle and make healthier choices, it is simply a matter of replacing some ingredients with healthier options. If you use the right ingredients you can have desserts every day. 


Try this and let me know what you think.


Enjoy!
x




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