I’m always on the look out for a new biscuit recipe. The latest that took my fancy was “Healthy Chocolate Biscuits”. Really?
To be honest if I’m making biscuits it is not a priority that they are healthy. The way I figure is that a biscuit here or there never hurt anyone. Well…it certainly doesn’t hurt me because I normally only eat one or two, three at the most out of any batch I make.
When I looked through the ingredients list they didn’t look all that healthy. There was butter, albeit olive oil blend, sugar, yes brown – but is that really healthier? I had all of the ingredients on hand so I gave it a whirl.
Healthy Chocolate Biscuit
25g Olive Grove Lite Spread
90g brown sugar
1 egg white
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 2/3 cup (250g) self-raising flour
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Use a wooden spoon to mix the spread and Nutella in a large bowl until well combined.
Add the brown sugar, egg white, egg and flour. Stir until the mixture comes together. Knead the mixture gently until smooth.
Roll the mixture into 32 balls. Place on the tray. Use the back of a fork to firmly press, flattening slightly.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the biscuits are firm and crisp. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
The looked great, but…they tasted pretty ordinary to me. Then my husband came out with a great suggestion – add a thin coating of crispy white icing.
Perfect. But totally destroyed any element of ‘healthy’ that may have existed before!