Everyone loves a choc chip cookie. Tragically, the supermarket ones are super loaded with fat and sugar (which is why they’re yummy) so it’s hard to justifiably eat many…..not so with these little darlings.
If you want a biscuit with absolutely no fat or sugar, eat some cardboard, or better still, an apple, but if you want a healthy version of this yummy treat, look no further.
These are low GI, high fibre, a little dried fruit and a little dark chocolate.
As we all know, dark chocolate is an antioxidant and helps to release happy hormones. So, use a little in the biscuits for your kids and eat the rest of the block for an afternoon buzz.
Or just cut to the chase and eat these with a glass of wine.
I often find ‘healthy’ treats taste like horse food and leave me wishing I’d just reached for the damn Tim Tam in the first place…..alas, no so with these.
These actually hit the biscuit spot. The trick is half/half wholemeal and plain flour.
Not too chaffy!
If you don’t have self-raising, remember it’s just 2 teaspoon baking powder to 1 cup flour.
If you think you don’t have time for this, trust me, you do. 5 minutes mixing, 10 minutes resting (cup of tea???) and 15 minutes in the oven. Badda boom, you got yo’self some healthy choc chip biscuits.
Yeild – 18 biscuits
You will need -
- 1/2 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
- 1/2 cup plain SR flour
- 1/3 cup shredded coconut (use desiccated if it’s what you have)
- 1/2 cup rice bran oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- finely grated rind of half an orange
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
- 50g (half a block) Lindt 70% Dark Chocolate