Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Nutty Cookies

I thought that I would make these healthy biscuits from ' Honestly Healthy'.  I have had to fiddle with the recipe to get it to work.  I am posting the recipe because the finished result is absolute delicious. If you decide to make them,  you may need to fiddle also.  There is no added sugar or fat in the recipe,  and I have adapted it to the TMX.

135g of raw Brazil nuts
250g of raw Almonds
80g of coconut flakes
175 g of dried prunes without pips
85 g dried Apricots
30g raw sunflower seeds
40g of pumpkin seeds
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
Apple juice as needed

Set oven at 150  C

Add nuts and seeds to bowl and grind on speed 7 until course crumb size.
Add coconut, prunes and apricots , lemon zest plus 4 tablespoons of apple juice.
Press Turbo twice.  If machine strains to mix,  remove 1/2 into a bowl and press Turbo again.
If still not mixing add more apple juice, 1 tablespoon at a time until a firm but soft mass is formed.
Set aside in large bowl and repeat with reserved mix.
Mix both lots in large bowl and use an ice cream scoop to place mounds on to lined oven tray.
Using a mug with a flat base,  dip base into sesame or sunflower seeds and flatten biscuits to less than 1 cm.
Bake for 30 mins or until set and partially dried out.  Turn trays 1/2 way through cooking time.
Cool on trays for 10 mins.,  then on wire rack.

The mixing is a bit tedious, but I would make again as then end result is very good.

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