Preparation time – 10 minutes; Cooking time – 10 minutes
Makes 12 big beautiful biscuits
Finally… after literally years of deliberation… I am ready to plant seedlings into our veggie patches. Helping me with the job is my delightful sister-in-law and my beautiful niece and nephew. So how does one ply a 2 and 3 year old to actually assist with the planting rather than setting themselves to ‘distract and destroy mode’? Well, surely you can’t go past a good old Aussie biscuit for that job? So I quickly make a batch of my version of Anzac Biscuits. While they aren’t super-duper healthy they are free from dairy and are a million times better than anything you are going to find in a packet. Instead of being chock full of butter I used coconut oil and I slightly reduced the flour content by bulking it up with sultana’s instead. Best thing – they took 10 minutes and are delicious.
Such an easy way to create a waste-free healthy treat! And I think it is safe to say that my bribe worked and the little gremlins were all too happy to help with the planting afterwards…
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2/3 cup wholemeal self-raising flour (if you use plain make sure to add 1 tsp baking/bicarb soda mixed with 1 tablespoon of boiling water + 1/2 tsp salt at Step 3)
- 2/3 cup dessicated coconut
- 1/2 Cup sultana’s
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup coconut oil
- 2.5 tablespoons golden syrup
- Heat oven to 180 C (350 F). Grease a baking tray in preparation.
- In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients: oats, flour, coconut, sultana’s and sugar.
- Melt the coconut oil and golden syrup in a saucepan over a low heat. (if you have used plain flour add the bicarb mix now!)
- Pour your golden syrup/coconut mix into the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Roll the mixture into 12 even balls (I used a soup spoon to measure them out). It may be a little crumbly so just squeeze it tightly into a ball with your hands.
- Place on baking trays and softly press the center of them down with a fork so they are slightly flattened.
- Bake in oven for approximately 10 minutes, until the biscuits are golden brown.
- They will still be very soft when you remove them from the oven – don’t let it fool you into putting them back in. Everyone loves a soft biccy! Let them cool before removing them from the tray.
- Take your prompt from John and… NOM!!!