Lately when sitting down with my tea I have really been craving something sweet to pair with it, but didn’t want to spend a fortune on my favourite arrowroot biscuits that end up disappearing by the end of the day- this is where my gluten free spiced tea biscuits come in.
I wanted something sweet, something indulgent, but something that complimented tea and didn’t end up being something to continuously snack on- so I came up with these! Aren’t they pretty?
Welcome to my dining table, please excuse the wrinkles. These are spiced tea biscuits- as I call them- they are perfect tea biscuits because they are not something that I can carry on eating as they are very filling, so they are there waiting for me when I make a cup of tea.
I’m one of those people who runs out of something and forever forgets to replace it until I have to make a special trip (all the while kicking myself for not getting it when it ran out). This time it was the rice/almond flour I hadn’t replaced so I made do. Quinoa flour. I have made something like these before- my favourite spiced gingerbread cookies (and can we take a moment to appreciate how far my blog has come since December 2013?). I like to alter my recipes, I wanted quick, simple and not as christmassy, and sometimes they work out.
2 cups quinoa flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup melted coconut oil
1 cup organic cane sugar + extra for sprinkling
1 tbs flaxseed egg (1tbsp ground flaxseed to 3tbsp water left in fridge while mixing)
¼ cup molasses
Preheat oven to 175 degrees
Mix ground flaxseed with water and put in fridge for later.
Mix together spices, quinoa flour, salt & baking powder.
Put coconut oil & sugar in bowl and mix until a smooth type batter.
Once combined and lightened slowly add molasses and then flaxseed egg.
Roll into balls and then through sugar, pop on a greased tray flattening with fork- these don’t expand too much so just give them a little room.
I cook mine for 12 minutes but 10-15 mins is a good time, just keep an eye.
Like I said I eat these with tea, and they a great. One note I do have for you though, is they taste WAY better than they smell. I don’t know about you but I don’t like the smell of cooking quinoa.