In Recipes on Sunday 21st Apr, 2019

Guilt-free chocolate chip biscuits

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There's nothing tastier than some healthy choc chip biccies! Source: Pixabay.

Are you feeling slightly inundated with sugar over the Easter break? If so, why not try these better-for-you biscuits! They’re completely free of refined sugar and exclusively use all-natural ingredients to achieve the same deliciously addictive flavour. You can eat more of these as a way of satisfying your sweet tooth without feeling too guilty about it. They’re the perfect way to wean yourself off unhealthy treats over this holiday period without abstaining completely. Enjoy these with your afternoon cuppa or have them as a sweet bite after dinner. Yum!

Ingredients

  • 125g unsalted butter, melted
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) light agave nectar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 225g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 75g sugar-free chocolate, coarsely chopped

Method

  1. Add butter, agave nectar, egg and vanilla extract to a large bowl. Stir well to combine.
  2. Sift in flour, cornflour, baking powder and cinnamon. Stir together until a soft dough forms. Add chocolate and stir. Cover with cling wrap. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 180C. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Spoon teaspoonfuls of dough onto tray. Roll each into balls. Flatten slightly with fork.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

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