Pecan and Apple Biscuits

Pecan and Apple biscuits are a great sweet treat that the whole family can enjoy. We all know that nuts are good for us but feeding them to our children for many parents can be hard work. Pecan nuts are one food that has the highest level of antioxidants and they are a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. So great for children as they are loaded with manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.

For adults, consuming nuts can increase the metabolism and help the body to lose weight. The pecan is also very rich in sources of several important B-complex vitamins which can help to increase the rate of metabolism. Plus pecans are an excellent source of vitamin E, vitamin A, zinc and play important role in maintaining good skin.

So these biscuits are not only a sweet treat but they are a healthy snack for the family. My son and husband loved these biscuits the moment they arrived out of the oven. My husband always says that they taste better when they are warm. I can not for love nor money get them to eat a pecan but put them into cakes or biscuits and they will eat the lot. If you struggle with feeding the family a healthy dose of nuts then this could be the answer. If not they are worth a try anyway.

Equipment needed

  • Mixing bowl
  • Scales
  • Mixing spoon
  • Saucepan
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Baking tray
  • Cooling rack

Ingredients

  • Gluten free oats x 200g
  • Ground pecans x 150g
  • Brown rice flour x 100g, plus extra for dusting.
  • Baking powder x 1 tsp
  • Apple juice x 50mls
  • Maple syrup x 150mls
  • Coconut oil x 150g
  • Cinnamon x 50mls

Method

  • Start by mixing the gluten free oats, brown rice flour, baking powder and cinnamon in the large bowl.
  • Next put the rest of the ingredients, leaving the apple juice to one side, into the saucepan.
  • Put on a medium heat and stir until they are combined.
  • It should take around 5 – 10 mins.
  • Once the ingredients are combined together, leave to cool.
  • Then finally add the ingredients in the sauce pan (except the apple juice) to the dry mix in the bowl.
  • Now add a little bit of the apple juice at a time until it is mixed into the dough.
    • The mixture may seem very wet and if so add a bit more brown rice flour until drier.
  • Use the extra brown rice flour and spread the flour onto a board.
  • Once all the apple juice is added, take a small amount of dough and begin to roll the dough out onto a chopping board.
  • Roll out the dough to about a half centimetre thickness.
  • Use the cutter and make your biscuits.
  • Place on a spare board.
  • Then when all the dough has been cut place the board on a shelf in the fridge and leave for a couple of hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 180° and put the baking tray in.
  • Remove the biscuits from the fridge and the baking trays from the oven.
  • Put the biscuits onto the baking trays.
  • Place on the baking tray and bake for around 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Finally place on a cooling rack and leave to cool.

Once these biscuits were out of the oven there were many hands trying to grab them in this house. These biscuits are such a great treat and my family certainly enjoy them. They are great as a morning or afternoon snack but they can also be eaten as an after dinner treat too. My husband normally enjoys a couple of these biscuits after his dinner. However you decide to eat these biscuits, as always, enjoy!

What is your favourite biscuit/cookie flavour and what’s the most unusual flavour you have eaten? I would love to know so tell me in the comments section below.