Dense with coconut and oats, these more-ish biscuits are really satisfying. Try adding chopped dark chocolate or pitted dates to the mixture before baking for added dimension.
- 100 g (½ cup) coconut oil, at room temperature
- 90 g (½ cup) coconut palm sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp natural vanilla essence or extract
- 150 g (1 cup) plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 35 g (½ cup) shredded coconut
- 50 g (½ cup) rolled oats
- extra shredded coconut, to sprinkle
Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.
Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line two oven trays with non-stick baking paper.
Use an electric mixer to beat the coconut oil and sugar until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine.
Sift together the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add to the coconut oil mixture with the shredded coconut and oats and beat on low speed until just combined.
Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place about 5 cm apart on the lined trays. Flatten each ball until about 1 cm-thick and then sprinkle with a little extra shredded coconut. Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, swapping the trays halfway through baking, or until golden underneath and cooked through. Cool the biscuits on the trays.
• These biscuits will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
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Photography by Alan Benson. Styling by Lynsey Fryers. Food preparation by Tina McLeish.
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