Healthy, Happy Almond Biscuits
By Laura Warf
Sometimes it is the simplest things in life that spark moments of happiness. For me, the fond memories of sipping afternoon tea and biting into warm fresh biscuits with my grandmother brings joy and inspiration. Although she has passed on, she still holds a special place in my heart. I keep her tea cups close at hand for the times I can savour a “cupper” as she would call it in her honour along with a little home made biscuit of my own.
Most traditional recipes call for way too much sugar which wreaks havoc on our gut health, immune system and our waist line if we are not careful. I am very cautious when it comes to sugar and no longer use it in any recipes. When I feel like a sweet treat, I bake using maple syrup, natural honey or coconut sugar which are less refined and contain beneficial nutrients. Use the best ingredients you can find and don’t forget to infuse the most important ingredient of all to make whatever you are making even better... LOVE!
Here is one of my favourite healthy cookie recipes that I have modified over the years to make it the way I like it. It has to be the easiest cookie/biscuit recipe ever. One bowl. One fork. About 10 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes in the oven and you are ready for a treat of your own coupled with your favourite cup of tea.
Enjoy in joy...
Quick and Easy Chewy Almond Biscuits
all you need is one large mixing bowl and a fork!
vegan, gluten free, dairy free
2 cups of almond flour
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp flax oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp of water if needed
In a large bowl begin by combining the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl then add the remaining ingredients one by one until the dough becomes moist and a bit sticky. With your hands roll a tablespoon of the dough into a small ball (a bit smaller than a golf ball) and place each ball on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper about an inch apart. Gently press each cookie with a fork to slightly flatten it. (I like to keep them thick to maintain the chewiness inside)
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes depending on oven and desired texture
bake until a light golden colour appears on the edges
Enjoy any time of the day!
Makes for a nice breakfast biscuit or light sweet treat after lunch and even ideal with an evening cup of tea 🙂
Laura Warf is the founder of the School of Happiness, which crafts methods integrating tools from ancient teachings to today’s cutting-edge research. The mission of the School of Happiness is to guide and inspire individuals to become conscious creators of their well-being in mind, body and spirit, following their eight essential elements to health and happiness. Laura is a healthy living advocate, passionate wellness educator and mind-body specialist offering classes, retreats and services in corporate wellness live and online.
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