Recipe: Spicy Buckwheat & Tapioca Cookies
I couldn’t remember the last time I had had a biscuit. It had been a long, long, loooong time.
I’d had raw slices and other yummy treats every now and then made from dates and avocado and nuts, but not a real, crunchy, home baked biscuit. Not for years.
And yesterday I wanted one – bad!
Because I’m on a low copper diet at the moment, my raw treats have gone by the wayside because most of them are made from nuts, avocados and cacao which are all high copper foods!
Very sad face… 🙁 …
And because I’m trying to stick with low copper foods as well as avoiding most grains and dairy, to be honest, my diet is getting pretty, well, boring!
Hence the cravings for something ‘nice’ (although I must confess to having had ice cream a couple of times in the last few weeks. I decided that life is too short to live without icecream… or sorbet. Sorbet’s good…)
So anyway. Yesterday morning I set myself a challenge, went foraging in the pantry and this is what I came up with!
Spicey Buckwheat & Tapioca Cookies
What you’ll need:
- 1/3 cup melted ghee or coconut oil
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 2 handfuls of currants
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
The how to:
- Mix the ghee (or coconut oil), coconut sugar and vanilla in a bowl.
- Add the eggs and mix well.
- Add the dry ingredients, currants and spices and mix until the mixture forms a stiff dough.
- Roll into balls and flatten with a fork on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees celcius
This recipe makes about nine or ten biscuits so you might want to double it or triple it… They’re good 🙂
My husband, who is a big biscuit fan loves them. Each week when we go shopping, he looks longingly at the packets of chocolate chip cookies as we pass them in the supermarket. He only gives in occasionally because he knows that they’re full of hydrogenated fats, chemicals and gluten and so he does his best to stay strong.
Well when he tried his first spicy little biscuit yesterday he was a happy man and then when he realised that I’d just thrown them together without a recipe he looked at me in sheer wonder and exclaimed “You’re awesome!”
Ha ha. We’re all awesome – some of us just have more talent in the kitchen….
P.S. If you’re not on a low copper diet like me, and you’re looking for gluten free or paleo dessert recipes, take a look at the Guilt Free Desserts recipe book. It has some amazing recipes in it, but most contain nut flours so sadly they’re off my menu for a while 🙁