I have finally perfected our new healthy biscuit recipe - Olive Oil, Honey and Nutmeg Biscuits. These biscuits have very minimal sugar in them and no butter at all. They are also made with wholemeal spelt flour but you could substitute your flour of choice. They are reminiscent of the Arnott's Honey Jumble biscuits I consumed ravenously as a child - a little chewy and oh so delicious. I was very lucky to eat the last half of one with my cup of tea this morning after little Eee begged for that last longed for biscuit remaining in the jar. Yes, we shared it.
¼ cup castor sugar
¼ cup olive oil
small ¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1¾ cups wholemeal spelt flour
¼ teaspoon bicarb soda
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
1-2 teaspoons nutmeg to taste
(I like my nutmeg and put in 2 teaspoons to compliment the strong flavour of our honey)
½ cup raisins or sultanas
Preheat your oven to 180℃/375℉. Line two oven trays with baking paper or your silicon biscuit baking mat. Put sugar, oil, honey, egg and vanilla into a bowl of your electric mixmaster and beat for 2 minutes.
Sift the flour, soda, cream of tartar and nutmeg and add to the thickened wet mix. Mix together until well combined. Stir through the raisins.
Dollop in spoonfuls onto your tray to bake. Decorate the top with tiny slivers of Fair Trade dark chocolate scraped with a knife to sit delicately on top of each biscuit. We have tried decorating with raisins also but found that the time in the oven baked them a little too hard - they are yummiest when inside.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. Rest on a tray for 5 minutes until cool. You can then transfer them to a wire rack and see how long they last sitting around in your kitchen :).
Enjoy these little morsels of yumminess which are all good for you. Really they are! They are the perfect snack for a little toddler whose delicate mouth delights in the softness of a chewy bikky.
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