Flax or linseeds are a favourite ingredient when it comes to a myriad of conditions. They help with detoxification, hormone balance, skin and gut health to name a few.
They also taste delicious in these guilt-free chocolate chip biscuits (any excuse right?).
These biscuits taste good enough to be a gift, but trust me, you aren't going to want to give them away.
Ingredients (makes 12 biscuits)
50g flax or linseeds (find this near seeds and nuts in most supermarkets, they look a bit like sesame)
60g coconut oil
75ml maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
a pinch of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
25g of 85% cocoa dark chocolate
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
In a food processor, coffee grinder, blender or smoothie maker, blend the oats and lin or flaxseeds until it reaches a flour-like consistency.
Put the oat and seed mix in a bowl and stir in the baking powder and sea salt.
In a small pan, melt the coconut oil and vanilla extract.
Mix the oats, coconut oil and maple syrup together until well combined and let it stand for a minute. It'll have a slightly sticky consistency.
Chop up the chocolate to make chocolate chips and stir that into the cookie dough mixture.
Take a tablespoon of the dough, make a ball then flatten using the palm of your hands to form a biscuit. It should be 2-3cm thick. Repeat until no mixture remains.
Bake the biscuits in the oven for 10-15 minutes. They should be golden but slightly soft in the middle.
The next task: attempt to not eat the whole batch whilst they are still warm.