There’s nothing quite like a nice cup of tea (or coffee if you are not from the UK) and a biscuit (or cookie). These Brazilian Chocolate Orange Biscuits are no exception. They are great with a tea or coffee and they are great as a pick me up snack. They are a quick, simple and easy recipe to follow.
For these biscuits I used Brazil nuts as they give the biscuit a great crunch but they are also a fantastic superfood. As part of an overall healthy diet Brazil nuts contain rich amounts of key nutrients. They are a great source of antioxidant Vitamin E which is recommended to maintain cell membranes and protect skin health. These nuts are also a great source of copper, magnesium, potassium, calcium and zinc.
Many nuts have great health properties but Brazil nuts are definitely at the top of the list. Not many foods are able to improve sexual health, protect against cancer and boost metabolism but Brazil nuts do. Eating these nuts with chocolate and orange in a biscuits is delicious and healthy. Well worth a try.
Makes 24 – 32
- Food processor
- Chopping boards x 2
- Sharp knife
- Rolling pin
- Baking tray
- Brazil Nuts x 200g
- Orange x 1 (juice and zest)
- Gluten free porridge oats x 200g
- Brown rice flour x 150g
- Raw cacao powder x 50g
- Maple syrup x 150g
- Coconut oil x 150g
- Cinnamon x 1 tsp
- Weigh and measure all the ingredients on the scales.
- Put 150g of the Brazil nuts and the orange juice and zest into the food processor and blend until fairly smooth.
- Then add in the porridge oats, brown rice flour, raw cacao powder, maple syrup, the last of the brazil nuts, cinnamon and coconut oil.
- Blend again until a large dough ball is formed.
- Remove from the food processor and wrap in cling film.
- Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes – 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 180° and place the flat baking tray into the oven.
- Grab or cut a piece of the dough and roll it onto the chopping board using the rolling pin.
- Roll the dough to about 1/4 cm thick and cut into a shape using the cutters.
- Place on the spare chopping board.
- Repeat this process until all the dough has been used.
- Remove the baking tray from the oven and place the cut dough onto it.
- Put back into the oven for 8 – 10 mintues.
- Once they start to brown, remove from the oven and leave to cool on the cooling rack.
- Once cool completely serve and enjoy with a nice cup of tea.
The first time I made these biscuits was as part of my parents’ Christmas present and they loved them. We really enjoyed them too as we love chocolate, orange anything in this house. The chocolate and orange in these biscuits really complements the brazil nuts. Also the 50g of Brazil nuts that are put in at the end of the process give the biscuit an extra crunch. Brazilian Choc Orange Biscuits make a brilliant gift or can be enjoy selflessly with a nice hot drink. However you decide to eat them, as always, enjoy.