As featured in Grazia Magazine!
To me, having a nice cup of tea with a biscuit is similar to having a big warm hug. I have found that nothing quite hits the spot in the same way! Here is a recipe for my Lifesaver Biscuits. They give me the taste, texture and crunch that I need without subjecting myself to the big hit of sugar that a regular biscuit would, and they are gluten free (but they do contain lots of nuts). These biscuits provide good amounts of protein, beneficial fats and fibre and the sugars are all natural. They make a good mid-morning or after school snack for my children too. Best of all they are fairly easy to make (baking is certainly not my strong point!).
1 cup of almonds
½ cup of peacan nuts
½ cup of cashew nuts
3 tablespoons of ground linseeds
1 cup of buckwheat flour or gluten free flour
½ cup of maple syrup
¼ cup of water
2 large medjool dates (pitted)
3 tablespoons of cacao power
2 teaspoons of cacao nibs
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
Start by blending all of the nuts in a food processor until ground. Then simply add all of the other ingredients and blend everything together until it has formed a sticky dough.
Place the sticky dough onto baking parchment, then place another sheet of parchment on top and use a rolling pin to roll it flat until it is about the thickness of a £1 coin. Remove the top piece of baking parchment, then transfer onto a baking tray and cook at 180C for around 20 minutes.
Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave it to cool. From there, slice it into biscuit sized squares.
Enjoy with a regular cup of tea, or better still experiment with caffeine free alternatives like Red Bush (Rooibos) tea or chamomile tea.