Oat and flax chocolate chip biscuits

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.

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Ingredients (makes 12 biscuits)
100g oats
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.