Healthy vanilla biscuits (GF, SF)

Most Sundays I will be in the kitchen for an hour or so baking for the week ahead, and almost always there will be a batch of biscuits involved, like these little healthy vanilla biscuits.

The kids take a baked good of some description to school every day, and hubby is partial to a bickie too just quietly, so they disappear pretty quick and I’m always trying different flavour combinations to keep things interesting.

These types of bickies don’t take long to make, which makes it easy to whip up a batch during the week if I’m caught short. At this time of year, the oven is on most evenings with a part of dinner roasting away, so it’s easy to mix up a batch of biscuits and throw them in to the oven at the same time. I’m in the kitchen anyway, so one extra dish won’t cost me any extra time.

These little vanilla biscuits are gluten-free and sugar-free and so more-ish, especially warm out of the oven. You may want to make a double batch, as they just won’t last long!

 

 Chewy vanilla biscuits (gluten-free, sugar-free)

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Ingredients

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  • 1.5 cups of almond meal
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder (use less if using vanilla extract)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3tbs melted butter
  • 1/3 cup rice malt syrup
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*UPDATE: I no longer use this recipe, but a variation of it.

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  • 1 cup almond meal
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3tbs melted butter
  • 1/3 cup rice malt syrup
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 Process

Mix all dry ingredients into a bowl. Add rice malt syrup and then stir through butter, then lastly, the egg. Combine well.

Roll little balls, flatten and bake in a 160-degree oven for about 7-10 minutes, until golden brown.

Cool on a wire rack.

  • UPDATED VERSION: Mix dry ingredients. Melt butter, rice malt and vanilla in a small saucepan. Add baking soda, take off the heat, stirring. Add to dry ingredients; mix, roll, bake.

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