These little biscuits are something you should always have in your cupboards at home or desk at work. They’re small, satisfying and healthy, and go perfectly with a cup of coffee for mid-morning slumps. The almonds make them filling, while the slow-release carbohydrates mean you also get energy. Most importantly though, they taste great (and are suitable for vegans)!
- 1.5 cups flour of choice
- 1 cup ground almonds
- 1/2tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (muscovado works well)
- 1/2 cup dates chopped (approx 10-15)
- 3/4 cup whole almonds
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar (or honey)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2tsp almond essence
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients
- In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients slowly, mixing with a wooden spoon as you go
- The mixture should become very hard to mix.
- Form a ball with the mixture. It should stick together easily. If it cracks, add a little more water. If it is too gloopy, add a little more flour.
- On a floured surface, roll the mixture out into one or two long sausages.
- Flatten the sausages slightly and scour diagonal cur marks into the tops with a serrated knife (to cut through the almonds). Do not cut all the way to the base.
- Cook the sausages on a tray for 20-30 minutes
- Remove from the oven and let cool.
- Cut the sausage into individual biscuits and lay flay on a tray. Cook for another 20 minutes until browning and hard.
- Let cool and enjoy!