This bread recipe is really special. It’s flourless, healthy and delicious! It cuts like a dream and toasts beautifully. What’s not to love!!
The recipe is just so versatile. I used some of my favourite spices but you can just leave them out completely or use your own favourite spices or herbs. Some suggestions you might like to try are cinnamon and nutmeg, cumin and chili powder, coriander and fennel seeds and garlic and rosemary. I used Smoked Paprika and Garlic for this one but will be making a cinnamon and nutmeg version next to enjoy with a cup of tea.
My tahini has salt already in it so I only used 1/2 tsp but if your tahini is salt free, then add a teaspoon. I added some sunflower seeds for added crunch and again, you can add whatever works for you. I used almond butter but you can use peanut butter, cashew butter or your own favourite.
These oat biscuits should probably come with a warning as they are deliciously crunchy and one is never enough! I thought I had made enough but they disappeared pretty quickly!
You can of course make these biscuits non gluten free by using plain flour, oats, baking powder and omit the xanthan gum.
You can make them dairy free by using a plant based butter in place of the butter needed in the recipe.
If you wanted, you could add in some chocolate chips (GF) but I left them as they were to shine in their simplicity. I replaced the light brown sugar in the recipe with organic coconut sugar for a less refined result but you don’t have to.
I made some granola recently and was asked could the granola be turned into bars, like Flapjacks but there are so many ingredients in the granola that they wouldn’t hold together in a bar so I adapted the recipe to still be healthy but also be a no bake one. Well you do toast the oats, rice and nuts but that’s just to enhance their flavours. I was also asked about making this recipe Vegan so I’ve adapted a couple of ingredients and the method to make Vegan Energy Balls which are also Gluten Free and Dairy Free.
They are quick and really delicious and I made mine Gluten Free by using the right oats and puffed rice but if you don’t need gluten free, then just buy your usual. They are sweet but packed full of good ingredients. I added some organic dark cocoa nibs to them at the end. I didn’t use any dried fruits as I felt there was enough sweetness in the recipe. You do have to use honey and not maple syrup as you need the thickness of honey to help the squares bind together.