Gluten free choc chestnut brookies
AUSTRALIANS are urged to join the #nuts30days30ways challenge this September.
Now in its third year, the #nuts30days30ways challenge encourages Australians to snack on a handful of nuts each day, for a month.
“Nuts are nutrient-dense powerhouses that can help you manage your weight, look after your heart, live longer and they are great brain food too,” said Nuts for Life dietitian Belinda Neville.
“The problem is Aussies aren’t eating enough nuts to gain the many health benefits.
“On average we eat just six grams a day – well short of the recommended 30 grams handful.
“This challenge is all about reminding people that getting your serve of nuts a day is just as important as eating your fruit and veggies.”
Try this recipe from Nuts For Life for a sweet, nutty treat, and find more recipes like this at www. nutsforlife.com.au.
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a tray with baking paper.
Combine hazelnut meal, cacao powder, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and mix well.
In a jug, whisk together sugar, egg, oil and vanilla.
Add wet ingredients to dry and stir vigorously. Fold through chocolate chips and chopped chestnuts.
Scoop chocolate mixture onto the prepared tray with a tablespoon measure – this recipe makes about 18 biscuits.
Bake 10 minutes, cool on tray one minute before moving onto a rack. Repeat with any remaining batter. Tip: If chestnuts are out of season, substitute with an equal quantity of another chopped tree nut.