Healthy ANZAC Cookies
Posted on 22 April 2015
At Vie Active, we love a healthy treat and what better excuse for a cookie than the 100th Anniversary of ANZAC day - for non-Australian friends this is one of our military holidays celebrating the soldiers in WWI.
After trialling and testing many recipes (and eating a few too many cookies - but they're healthy right?) our favourite recipe is by Teresa Cutter. Try it out now!
1 1/2 cups organic rolled oats
1/2 cup organic desiccated or flaked coconut
1/2 cup 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 rice syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 tablespoon water
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.