Sometimes you just feel like a biscuit. So what do you do?
I say have one. Especially if it is only sometimes.
But what if you feel like having a biscuit more than sometimes?
Many of my clients who don’t have to watch their weight, but need to be careful with sugar or cholesterol levels like to have a biscuit with their cup of tea or coffee. Some are trying to eat an anti-inflammatory intake or boost their fibre intake. Others just prefer to eat as healthily as possible as often as possible. Well, I have the answer…
My four ingredient apricot, date, macadamia and ginger biscuits. No added anything extra (like sugar or oil), just real, whole ingredients. High in fibre and phytonutrients, not only are they super-quick to make, but they also taste delicious!
They have a fudgey, chewy texture which I love…
Actually, if you think about it, they are a bit like a cooked bliss ball, so I guess you could even eat them raw. But trust me, they are good cooked!
Now if you don’t like ginger, leave it out. They will still be delicious.
On the other hand, if you love ginger, you could add more, like 1 1/2 or even 2 teaspoons as they can handle it. However, fresh ginger may be a bit more ‘potent’ so if using fresh, perhaps start with just the 1 teaspoon and see how you go. You don’t want to spoil them!
So if you like to have a biscuit with your cup of tea or coffee, try one of these….
- ¼ cup (60 grams) firmly packed pitted medjool dates
- ¼ cup (40 grams) firmly packed Australian dried apricots
- ½ cup (75 grams) raw macadamia nuts
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger (or use fresh if you have it)
- Heat oven to 150 degrees and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- Place dates, apricots, macadamias and ginger in the bowl of a food processor (or thermomix) and process until well combined (20 seconds speed 4, then 30 seconds speed 7 in thermomix)
- Tip mix into a bowl or onto a board and divide the mix in half evenly. Then divide each half in half and so on until you end up with 16 even sized pieces
- Roll each into a ball and place on prepared oven tray. Press down (note they don't spread when they cook so squash them as flat as you would like them!)
- Bake for 18 minutes, or until just browned - note, these biscuits can burn easily so keep a close eye on them
- Cool before eating
- When cold, store in an airtight jar (hopefully there are some left!)