It is often tough to find ideas for healthy snacks, especially recipes that are quick and easy to make. This recipe takes only 10 minutes of baking time and no more than 20 minutes of prep. The reward of delicious oatmeal and raisin biscuits is well worth the 30 minutes of your time. They are a great lunchbox idea, amazing healthy snack and are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.
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Depending on which milk you use you can opt for the vegan or non-vegan option. These delicious biscuits contain no eggs so are suitable for those with an egg allergy. They do contain almonds and oats so would not be suitable for those with a gluten or tree nut allergy.
Do Oats Contain Gluten?
We often get the question of whether oats are suitable for those with gluten intolerance. Oats do not naturally contain gluten but are often processed and packed in the same mills along with wheat and rye, which do contain gluten. Gluten free oats are merely from mills that have been certified to present not risk of cross contamination with gluten containing grains.
Although oats do not contain gluten, even certified gluten free oats contain a protein that reacts and behaves similarly to gluten in our bodies and therefore is not suitable for those with celiacs disease and often results in similar symptom presentation as wheat products for many people with gluten intolerance.
How to Make These Quick, Easy And Delicious Biscuits For Healthy Snacks
- 1 3/4 cups almonds, toasted
- 2 cups rolled oats, divided
- 3/4 cup white stoneground cake flour
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tbsp almond milk or dairy milk
- 3.5 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 180C and grease a baking sheet or baking tray.
- Toast the almonds on the baking sheet for 10-12 minutes until slightly darker in colour and the beautiful toasted almond smell fills the kitchen. Watch carefully so they do not burn. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Place toasted almonds in a food processor until finely ground.
- In a medium-sized bowl mix the flour, baking soda, oats, cinnamon and coconut sugar. Add the dry ingredients to the food processor and process for 30 seconds.
- In a small bowl add the coconut oil and microwave for 20 seconds to soften (if necessary. Stir in the maple syrup or honey, almond milk, and vanilla and pour into the food processor. Process until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
- Remove contents from processor and place in a large bowl. Mix in the remaining oats and the raisins by stirring or with your hands.
- Take about 2 tbsp of dough, make a ball, place on the baking sheet and flatten with your fingers. Repeat until baking sheet is full.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 180C. Remove from the oven and let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes before placing them on a cooling rack for 15 minutes.
These biscuits are great for lunch boxes, picnics, hiking trips or served with a cup of tea. They make amazing healthy snacks and are very easy to make!
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