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« on: June 05, 2013, 07:09:52 am »

I thought that I would make these healthy biscuits from ' Honestly Healthy'.  I have had to fiddle with the recipe to get it to work.  I am posting the recipe because the finished result is absolute delicious. If you decide to make them,  you may need to fiddle also.  There is no added sugar or fat in the recipe,  and I have adapted it to the TMX.

135g of raw Brazil nuts
250g of raw Almonds
80g of coconut flakes
175 g of dried prunes without pips
85 g dried Apricots
30g raw sunflower seeds
40g of pumpkin seeds
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
Apple juice as needed

Set oven at 150  C

Add nuts and seeds to bowl and grind on speed 7 until course crumb size.
Add coconut, prunes and apricots , lemon zest plus 4 tablespoons of apple juice.
Press Turbo twice.  If machine strains to mix,  remove 1/2 into a bowl and press Turbo again.
If still not mixing add more apple juice, 1 tablespoon at a time until a firm but soft mass is formed.
Set aside in large bowl and repeat with reserved mix.
Mix both lots in large bowl and use an ice cream scoop to place mounds on to lined oven tray.
Using a mug with a flat base,  dip base into sesame or sunflower seeds and flatten biscuits to less than 1 cm.
Bake for 30 mins or until set and partially dried out.  Turn trays 1/2 way through cooking time.
Cool on trays for 10 mins.,  then on wire rack.

The mixing is a bit tedious, but I would make again as then end result is very good.


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Re: Nutty Cookies
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 07:13:51 am »


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Re: Nutty Cookies
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2013, 07:17:19 am »
Oooo...look yummy and must try them at some stage especially as they're healthy!

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Re: Nutty Cookies
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 07:25:39 am »
Tasty, they have 2 hearts in the book,  which means they are extra healthy in an Alkaline based diet.

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Re: Nutty Cookies
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013, 07:28:50 am »
Look great
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Re: Nutty Cookies
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2013, 07:36:12 am »
Even better Chookie - I want to learn more about an alkaline based diet sometime in the future. I am slowly slowly making healthy substitutions and that is something I plan to learn more on in future.

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Re: Nutty Cookies
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013, 08:22:44 am »
Tasty,  well worth looking at.  Not too extreme.

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Re: Nutty Cookies
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2013, 09:01:17 am »
Interesting recipe Chookie, did you work out the calories per biscuit?
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Re: Nutty Cookies
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2013, 09:14:43 am »
These look great Chookie, have all the ingredients except the coconut flakes.  Have the coconut threads so will substitute with those and see if it works.  Thank you for the recipe

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Re: Nutty Cookies
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2013, 12:19:13 pm »
These look delicious. Dried fruit and nuts with a thermomix. A marriage made in heaven.
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Re: Nutty Cookies
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2013, 12:34:32 pm »
Marie,  I used ordinary coconut.
Cookie,  the TMX wasn't too happy until I added a lot more Apple juice. 
Judy I didn't work out the calories.  Brazil nuts are pretty heavy.  Good thing is that they are very filling so one is plenty.