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A Dream Come True – Healthy Choc Chip Cookies

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Everyone loves a choc chip bikkie, or cookie, or whatever you want to call it.

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.

I often find ‘healthy’ treats taste like tricked up horse food and leave me wishing I’d just reached for the Tim Tam in the first place…..alas, no so with these.

These actually hit the biscuit spot.

GET IN MY LUNCHBOX!

The trick is half/half wholemeal and plain flour.

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.

YUM

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 70% Dark Chocolate
Put oven onto 170C fan forced (180C if not).
Mix your dry ingredients into a bowl. Into a sperate bowl place all of your wet ingredients and stir well.
Add to dry ingredients and leave it to infuse and rest for ten or so minutes.
Using a tablespoon and moist hands roll into 18 balls and place onto a tray lined with baking paper.
They will spread so give your babies some room. Gently press them with the back of the spoon (I use my thumb, usually well licked. Don’t share my biscuits if it bothers you). Pop them into the oven for 15 mins or until golden.
This recipe first appeared on Keeping Up With The Holsbys and has been re-published with permission!
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