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This divine recipe is from new book Sweet Nourish written by acclaimed food and nutrition writer Louise Keats.

The amazing thing about Louise’s book is all the recipes contain hidden fruit, veggies and wholegrains. Yup… for real! And they all taste like a scandalous treat but in actual fact the recipes are pretty darn good for you.

Jump in and make this heavenly healthy recipe here!

INGREDIENTS

Makes 30 biccies

  • 90 g extra virgin coconut oil (see Pro Tips below)
  • 160 g quinoa flakes
  • 50 g desiccated coconut
  • 80 g wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 100 g pure maple syrup (see Tips)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 50 g dark chocolate chips (see Pro Tips below)

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Line 2 large baking trays (30 x 40 cm) with baking paper and set aside.
  2. Place oil into mixing bowl and melt 2 min/60°C/speed 2.
  3. Add quinoa, coconut, flour, syrup, eggs and chia seeds and combine 10 sec/ /speed 3.
  4. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula and combine 10 sec/ /speed 3.
  5. Add chocolate chips and combine 6 sec/ /speed 3 or until combined. Roll mixture into walnut-sized balls (3-4 teaspoons of mixture per ball; approx. 30 balls in total), and place onto prepared baking trays. Lightly flatten each ball with your fingers. Bake for 20 minutes (160°C), or until golden. Transfer onto a wire rack to cool. Serve once cooled, or transfer into a sealable container until ready to serve.

Note: if you don’t have a Thermomix you can achieve a similar heating the oil and  transferring to a mixer.

PRO TIPS

  • You can use extra virgin olive oil in place of the coconut oil, however it will give these biscuits a mild olive oil flavour.
  • If you can source them, mini chocolate chips are ideal in these biscuits. You can also use sultanas instead of chocolate chips.
  • If you prefer, you can use half pure maple syrup and half honey.
  • You can store these biscuits in the pantry in a sealed container for up to 1 week.

 

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