Gluten Free Apricot Biscuits with No Added Sugar

Having successfully devised the ultimate recipe for Gluten Free Tea Bread with No Added Sugar, I am now starting on experiments to make Gluten Free Biscuits with No Added Sugar (BTW I am English so what I call Biscuits are called Cookies in the US).

My aim is to make biscuits that my grandchildren will enjoy but that won’t add to their daily intake of added sugar.

I already have one recipe for a biscuit that has no added sugar – Grandma’s Biscuits but these are oats based so not like traditional biscuits so I want some that are a bit more “biscuity”.

Mr 4 year old particularly likes apricots, and so do the other children, so I am using them for sweetness in this set of experiments.

Ingredients

  • 125 g dried apricots – pulverised in the food processor
  • 100g GF flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 75g butter
  • 25g flax seeds (ground)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • ~4 tablespoons milk

Method

  • Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper/parchment. Heat oven to 160 C fan (180 C conventional)
  • In the food processor cream the butter and flaxseeds
  • Beat in the the apricots; then the sieved flour and baking powder; and then the beaten egg .
  • Add sufficient milk to make a soft dough.
  • Spoon on the baking tray – this mixture should give about 30 biscuits. Flatten slightly with a spoon or finger.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes – until set and light brown.

These biscuits turned out ok – they are not as “crumbly” as I would like. So I am considering what to change to try and get the crumbliness.

PS The younger children (2 and 3 years old) recognised these as biscuits and ate them and asked for more. The older children (4 and 5) politely ate one and refused more.

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