croppedIt’s election day in Australia! At some point I have to tear myself away from baking and vote, but for the moment I’m busying myself making peanut butter cupcakes for a friend’s housewarming! That recipe will be posted tomorrow – get excited!

These glorious little coconutty bites are moist and crumbly in perfect proportions. With only six ingredients, they’re the perfect morsel to throw together when you have people drop in unexpectedly, or when you want to make something fun and nutritious for the kids.

Yes, you heard right – these biccies are actually good for you! They call on less refined sugar, only a small amount of flour and disguise all the wonderful nutrients of the coconut flour and almond meal with their delicate flavour.

 Choc coconut bitesmelted

  • 125g butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 70g dark chocolate

 

 

rolledPreheat your oven to 180C and line a baking tin with baking paper.

Beat the butter together until smooth and pale. Add in the brown sugar, followed by the almond meal and mix to combine. Add in the coconut flour last, ensuring that it is spread evenly throughout the mixture. Chop up your chocolate into small chunks and sprinkle them over the mixture. The dough will be thick and a little difficult to work with, so press the choc chunks into the mixture with your fingers and fold the dough in on itself as you’re going.

squashIf you’re feeling extra healthy, you can forego the chocolate and mix in the same amount of cacao nibs or chopped hazelnuts.

Take a tablespoon of the mixture at a time and roll into balls with your hands. If you want mini disc shaped ones, flatten each ball down in between your palms and place them on the lined baking tin.

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The great thing about these biscuits is that they’ll keep whatever shape that you roll/flatten them into, they just smooth themselves out slightly in the oven. This means that you can place them close to one another and not worry about them spreading as they cook.

 

Pop them in the oven for 10-12 minutes and serve warm, while the chocolate is still deliciously melted.

 


 

11 comments

    1. Ooh please let me know if you do! I haven’t tried freezing them, because if there’s any left over biscuit mix I tend to eat it raw!! I’ll try it out and get back to you. You can make your own coconut flour, but I don’t – I bought mine in a health food store in Australia.

      I think you’re from America? From what I can gather, you can buy coconut flour in some grocery stores and most health food stores. Or you can make your own, or you can order it online – so many choices! Let me know how you go.

      Thanks for reading 🙂

      1. I’m from Montreal, Canada. Will look for the flour tomorrow. Or try making my own. Will freeze some of the biscuits and let you know how it goes. Always great to have some things stashed in the freezer for when the kids bring friends home unexpectedly.

      2. Agreed, I always have a batch or two of biccies sitting in the freezer – you never know who will drop in without notice. Yes, please let me know how you go with both freezing and coconut flour. Good luck!

      3. Ok, so I forgot to check for the flour when I was in the store. I bought though, unsweetened coconut. I out it through my food processor to grind it down. It didn’t work as well as I thought it would but….the cookies turned out amazing! Freezing them? Not sure I will ever be able to do that!

      4. Congratulations on the ingenuity, that shows dedication to the biscuits! That’s fantastic news, thank you so much for letting me know! If you get a chance, pop over to the Baking With Gab Facebook page and upload a picture of them, I’d love to see how they turned out!

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