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HEALTHY ANZAC BISCUITS (GLUTEN FREE, SUGAR FREE, DAIRY FREE)

Posted on 23 April 2014

The perfect cookie to celebrate ANZAC day the healthy way.

Why we love them?
Oats are a great source of soluble fiber that fills you up, so you feel fuller for longer.  According to studies, the beta-glucan fiber found in oats can help regulate your appetite for up to 4 hours as well as help lower cholesterol. 

Using macadamia nut oil is great as it works as an anti-inflammatory and replaces traditional trans fats + margarines found in most store bought Anzac cookies.Plus it is a great source of good fat to help you burn fat and give you glowing skin.

Spelt is an ancient grain that is related to wheat, but has a lower gluten content so it’s kinder to the digestive system in people with gastrointestinal issues or sensitivities to wheat.  It’s a good source of protein and has around 20%  more protein + up to 65% more amino acids than traditional wheat flours.

Quinoa is technically not a grain but a relative of green leafy vegetables like spinach. It’s gluten free and has a low GI of 53.  Quinoa is also a complete protein which means that it contains all the essential amino acids that the body needs for repair.  It’s also a good source of lysine, an amino acid important for tissue growth and repair. 

Plus these cookies keep for about 5 days and make the perfect snack if you’re craving something sweet and healthy.

What you need?

1 1/2  cups  (175 g / 6 oz) rolled oats/rolled quinoa flakes or spelt flour (depending on your gluten tolerance)
1/2  cup (40 g / 1  1/2 oz) desiccated coconut
1/2 cup (60 g / 2  1/4 oz) flaked or chopped almonds
2  1/2 tablespoons macadamia nut oil, cold pressed coconut or olive oil
2 tablespoons honey or your alternative such as organic maple syrup or yacon, rice syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 tablespoon water
What to do?

Combine oats, coconut and almonds into a food processor or the dry jug in the Vitamix.
Add the oil, honey and vanilla.
Turn on the food processor or Vitamix and mix well for about 15 – 30 seconds or until combined.
Add the water and process again. The addition of water will help the cookie mixture stick together.
Form into 20 small cookies and place onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
Flatten down with enough room around each cookie.
Bake for 20 -30 minutes in a low 150 C (300 F)  oven. or until golden brown.
Cool completely before eating and enjoy.
Makes 20 delicious Anzac cookies
Store in an airtight container for 5 days.

 

We hope you enjoy them x.

 

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