Date & Coconut Biscuits (egg free, with gluten free options, covering all bases!)

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A massive thunder storm hit yesterday so of course that meant “tea party” time!  We’ve got to the stage where the girls can play tea parties with china tea cups (the ones in the photo are from Ikea, cute, yes?).  As part of the decluttering project I’m about to start with The Organised Housewife’s 20 Day Declutter Challenge I’m finally ditching the plastic tea sets which have mated and multiplied over the years, yay!

So…, these biscuits,  I’m always really hit and miss with bikkies, but these ones taste the business.  There are no eggs so good for the allergy sufferers, I used Amaranth flour given Miss E’s gluten issues but any flour (not SR) you like will do, might be nice with spelt or just your regular plain wholemeal.  If you want to make them completely gluten free you could use quinoa flakes instead of the oats. Choose away.

I used the Thermomix to make these but a food processor or blender is also fine.  (Recipe was inspired by the clever ladies at One Handed Cooks).

These are a healthy treat for the lunch box, after school snack or like today for school holiday tea parties, they are so easy to make and can be frozen.  Recipe makes about 15 – 16.  Go for it!

Date & Coconut Biscuits (egg free)

Ingredients

  • 1 C (180g) pitted dates
  • 1/4 C (30 g) rolled oats
  • 3 Tbsp flour (I used Amaranth but plain wholemeal or spelt would also be good)
  • 1/2 C (45 g) desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Malt Syrup
  • 1/4 C (40g) milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Put all ingredients in the bowl and blitz (10 seconds / speed 7 in Thermomix) or until all chopped up and resembling fine breadcrumbs
  3. Add milk and gently mix through (4 seconds / speed 3)
  4. Scoop out teaspoon sized balls, put on baking trays and flatten
  5. Bake in oven for 12 - 15 minutes and then allow to cool on tray for about 5 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. Can be frozen
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