Here is a recipe for biscuits that are low sugar, high in fibre and very importantly: high in taste and crumbliness! The original recipe is one from my Mum’s very old and battered ‘Belfast Cookery Book’. I’ve simply replaced half the sugar for desiccated coconut. If you compare these biscuits to HobNobs (an oaty biscuit you can buy in the UK) they are 60% lower in sugar.
They are very popular with my kids, and popular with me because I don’t have the ‘mummy guilt’ about them having a biscuit with too much sugar.
1 oz caster sugar
1oz desiccated coconut
2oz plain flour
5oz porridge oats
- Cream the butter and sugar together
- Add the dry ingredients
- Roll in to a ball. Flour a surface and your hands.
- Roll out the dough to biscuit thickness with a rolling pin
- Cut out biscuit shapes.
- Put on baking tray, and put in oven (180 c) for approx 20 minutes or until starting to turn crisp and golden.