If I were to describe these chocolate almond biscuits in one word it would be “brookie” or “briscuit” or “biscuibrownie”. Yeah ok, so this isn’t really working for me. Basically, what I’m trying to say is that these biscuits are like a brownie and a biscuit in one. Ah, yum. The almond butter gives them this amazingly dense texture on the inside while being crispy on the outside. Sah good. As usual with all of my recipes these biscuits are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. I’m experimenting a lot more with egg free recipes and this is one of them so this recipe also has the added benefit of being vegan. Oh, and they are also grain free as Buckwheat is technically a seed not a grain.
Fathers Day Gift-Spiration
These Chocolate Almond Biscuits make for the perfect Fathers Day present if you’re after something simple and edible. Some delicious serving suggestions would be to make a parfait by crushing the biscuits into a glass, layered with coconut yoghurt and berries. They are also perfect for making ice cream sandwiches with. Simply add a scoop of your favourite ice cream (I love coconut ice cream) to the top of one biscuit, smoosh it down a bit with a spoon and top with a second biscuit. Press it down a little so they stick together well. Ok, so now I’m hungry.
To gift these for Fathers Day, tie up a stack with string and pop into a tissue paper lined paper bag or white baked goods box (you know the ones that you get from fancy bakeries?). Extra points if you make a “Best Dad Ever” tag to go with it.
The Nutrition Low Down
These biscuits are gut friendly being totally gluten free and grain free. They are high in protein thanks to the almond butter and contain a bioflavonoid called Rutin thanks to the buckwheat flour. Cacao powder contains body loving antioxidants and there are good fats a plenty in these biscuits.
I’m always trying to create snacks that deliver the 3 macronutrients (complex carbohydrates, good fats and protein) as this helps to stabilise blood sugar levels and provide a sustained energy source. Let me tell you, these chocolate biscuits definitely fit the bill.
Anyways, I hope you love them (and your Dad too, if you’re making them as a gift).
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- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup tapioca or arrowroot powder
- 1/3 cup plant based milk
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together almond butter, tapioca or arrowroot powder and plant based milk.
- Once well combined, add in the buckwheat flour, coconut sugar and cacao. Stir to combine.
- Take a spoonful of mixture and roll into a ball. Place on a baking paper lined baking tray. Repeat this step until all of the mixture is used.
- Using your hand or a fork, press each biscuit down so that they form a nice, flat biscuit shape. The thinner you make each biscuit, the crispier it will be.
- Place tray into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, remove biscuits from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool before storing in an airtight container.