Sometimes out of adversity, comes miracles. Well, okay, I am being overly dramatic here. But once you taste these little morsels you might well agree with me.
The Natural New Age Girl found a recipe she wanted to make for gluten-free biscuits. Unfortunately, we only had one ingredient on the list. So, we decided to invent, create and throw some random things together and see if it would work!
What we ended up with were these chewy, fudgy, yummy biccies. I had to hide some for photos before they were all demolished!
Safe to say our experiment turned out well.
They are gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and thermomix friendly. And healthy. Make a double batch.
Just to be sure you get one.
Healthy Fig, Cinnamon and Pecan Biccies
Okay so this is what you need:
1 1/2 cups organic almond meal
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon organic cinnamon
2 tablespoons organic Australian olive oil (or coconut oil or macadamia oil)
4 tablespoons organic apple juice concentrate (or honey or maple syrup)
1/4 cup finely chopped organic dried figs
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
Okay, so this is how you do it:
Fling the almond meal, bicarb, cinnamon, pecans and figs into a bowl. Mix it up well.
Fling into another bowl the oil and apple juice concentrate and mix well.
Mix the stuff from the two bowls together.
Roll into small balls and chuck onto a baking paper lined tray. Press them down a little. Leave a good gap, because they spread out.
Whack into the oven – 160 degrees celsius for about 20 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 12.
Make your almond meal by milling on speed 9 for about 10 seconds. Add dry ingredients and mix well on reverse, speed 4 for 10 seconds.
Add wet ingredients and mix again on reverse, speed 4 for 10 seconds.
Note: Mix it up and use cacao, coconut and goji berries instead of the fig and pecan!