The last few weeks I have spent a lot of time in the kitchen making a huge range of desserts. Why? I enrolled in Deb Durrant’s ‘Sweet‘ online course to learn more about raw plant-based desserts, the art and science. I have learnt so much and I’m looking forward to creating more of my own recipes with my new knowledge.
My first treat that I am going to share is my Spiced Apple Biscuits. I have never made raw biscuits before, in part because I didn’t know how and I had also never found a recipe. Until now. These biscuits are SO moorish and are lovely with a cup of chia tea, in front of the fire.
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbs almond flour
- 2 1/4 cups cashew flour
- 1 3/4 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup dried apple, chopped
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tbs coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/4 tsp celtic sea salt
- 1/2 cup date paste
- 1 drop doTerra Cassia Essential Oil
- Soak dried apple in 3/4 cup of filtered water. Add 1 drop of doTerra Cassia Essential Oil to the soaking apples. Leave to soak for 1 hour.
- In a large bowl mix the almond flour, cashew flour, oat flour, ginger powder, coconut sugar, cardamom and celtic sea salt.
- Drain the apple pieces, reserving the soaking water. Add the drained apple pieces to the bowl and mix through.
- Add the date paste and 2 Tbs of the reserved apple soaking water to the mixture and and gentle mix it through the dry ingredients to form the biscuit dough.
- If the dough is dry add more apple soaking water, 1 Tbs at a time.
- Place the dough between two Teflex dehydrator sheets and roll the dough out to about 0.5cm thick.
- Using a biscuit cutter, cut out the biscuits.
- Place the biscuits on the dehydrator mesh sheets and dehydrate for 12 hours at 46C.
- Turn the biscuits over and continue to dehydrate for another 8 – 12 hours. This will depend on how chewy or crunchy you like your biscuits.
- Allow to cool before storing in an air tight container in the fridge.
While I was typing up this recipe I decided to make them again as I remember how much I loved the biscuits. My Mum, who was a high school cooking teacher, (yes she even taught me but that is another story) is always interested in what I do in the kitchen and how I create dishes without cooking. Most of them she will try and she always gives me feed back. I know she loved these biscuits, because every time I went to the container for one, she would call out “I’ll have one too thanks.”
I would love to know if these become a favourite in your house.
In vibrant health, Vicki