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Caveman Biscuits

Caveman biscuits

While I’m not going to pretend that I have any sort of deep understanding of the Paleo Diet, I am interested in how people are trying to regain healthy lives by looking to what is or has been natural for our bodies. I am always searching for naturally sweetened desserts and snacks for my son so he feels like he is getting a treat and I feel happy he will not be doped up on refined sugars. He can do that later when he goes to university, ha.

My version is adapted from a  recipe that I found on a lovely blog called Food, Farm, Health which saw me continuing to dream about the day I will have my land for growing food. She used walnut flour, which is something we can buy here in New Zealand but, unfortunately, not in my budget so I am using almond meal. I’ve also used a nice local macadamia nut oil. As I’ve mentioned, I know very little about the Paleo diet and it is quite possible that my adaptation of this recipe makes it no longer Paleo. Sorry about that paleo people. Don’t be offended!  But it is still a) yummy b) gluten free and c) very easy to make. Plus, I really just like to imagine cavemen baking biscuits…don’t you?

Gimme a biscuit!

Caveman Biscuits

You need:

6 small dates
150g almond meal
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp baking soda
2 Tblsp NZ macadamia nut oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
fruit sweetened jam (optional)*

You do:

Slap the oven on at 175C (350F), or start stoking the fire if you really are a caveman (in which case, can you contact me through Facebook? I’d really love to interview a caveman.).

Place the dates, almond meal, baking soda and coconut in a food processor and press go, or smash to smithereens with a club. Then add the egg, vanilla and macadamia nut oil and pulse some more.

Roll the dough into balls and press your thumb into each to make a nice indentation while placing them onto an oiled baking sheet.

Bake for about 10 minutes or until they are lightly browned and the bottoms have browned without burning. If you are using jam, dollop it in after the biscuits have cooled.

Shake your hands above your head, jumping up and down and shouting “Captain Cavemaaaaan!” **

*I started to put jam on but found the biscuits too sweet so left it off the rest of the batch.

**This step is optional.

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One Response to "Caveman Biscuits"

  1. Caveman Biscuits! this kind of biscuit looks yummy can wait to bake it! thanks for the recipe!

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