Oaty Mesquite Biscuits

September 15, 2017 0 Comments

Have you always wondered what you can use Mesquite for?! We did, so we have been on a mission to find out how we can use this wonderful bean to the best of it's potential, so we could benefit from it's delicious vitamin, mineral and protein content. One of these discoveries was cookies! Mesquite has a delicious sweet honeycomb flavour and so we found that we could us it as a pastry substitute in gluten free, sugar free, sweet dishes. We then took it a step further, turning the pastry into cookies, and not just any cookies - with a longing for the spectacular English HobKnob, we added some oats and embarked on our biscuit journey. These snackets are so simple to make and the recipe is also super easy to remember. You can even add in some Maca, or nuts, or protein powder if you're feeling adventurous. They are the the best Sugar Free, Gluten Free biscuit we have tasted. Give them a go, they take about 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake - you'll be as addicted we are :)

Cacao (Immunomodulation)
Strengthening, balancing, supporting and regulating the immune system, optimising immune response (great for winter).
Cacao (Magnesium)
An essential mineral, absorbed in the gut and is important for energy, muscle health and bone health.
Cacao (Anandamide)
Is a fatty acid neurotransmitter. The name is taken from the Sanskrit word 'ananda', which means "joy, bliss, delight".
Cacao (Theobromine)
Similar to caffeine, it is a vasodilator, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, diuretic and can act as a stimulant. Studies suggest it aids the absorption of the polyphenols in Cacao.
Mesquite powder, also know as Algarrobo, is native to Peru, Ecuador and Columbia and for centuries was a staple food for ancient South American desert dwellers. Boasting 10g protein per 100g, studies* suggest it can also help balance blood sugar levels.
Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats which increase the bodies healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) which helps promote heart health, lowering the risk of heart disease. It also helps to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols.
Maple Syrup
Maple syrup is one of the most natural forms of sweetener. Real Maple Syrup that is, which is tapped straight from the tree with no processing.

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