I’ll admit it, I have a bit of a sweet tooth! So whenever I get a craving for something sweet and crunchy, I whip up a batch of these biscuits. They’re the perfect healthy snack to add to my childrens’ lunch boxes, and I keep one or two aside just for me. Tigernuts flour is naturally sweet, making it a great gluten free flour to use in sweet baked goods. You can typically find tigernuts flour in a health food store or high end grocery shop, but it can also be found online as a last resort. Of course, to add a bit of extra sweetness, I chose to add yacon syrup (which can be substituted with agave nectar). Ground turmeric adds a light golden colour to the finished product, and also enhances the biscuits’ nutritional value. Turmeric is an excellent anti-inflammatory, so it can help prevent heart disease, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis, amongst other diseases. It has a mild flavour, despite the fact that it’s commonly used in curries, meaning it’s an easy ingredient to sneak into most foods.
This whole recipe comes together in less than an hour (including chill time!), which means you can have delicious, healthy biscuits whenever you like. They can be kept in an airtight container for up to a week, making them a great option for snacks on the go. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Eat well to live well!
- 1 cup tigernuts flour
- 3 tbs gluten Free Oats
- ¾ cup corn starch
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ Himalayan pink salt
- 2 tsp ground turmeric
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 4 tbs Yacon syrup (or Agave)
- 1 tsp Agar Agar (vegan gelatin powder)
1. Combine the dry ingredients first, and then add the coconut oil, agave nectar and agar agar powder to make a dough.
2. Chill the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
3. Preheat oven to 155C (310F)
4. Shape the dough into small rounds, and lay evenly onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes, and allow to cool fully before serving.