Updated: Feb 25, 2019
I went on a 28 day total sugar detox. That meant no sugar from fruit or other natural forms such as raw honey (these sugar free coconut cinnamon biscuits would taste great drizzled in raw honey!)
I had a craving for baked goods, but I didn't want my body to taste sweetness by using stevia or xylitol, otherwise it would get me wanting more sweet stuff. I came up with this recipe to satisfy my need for something baked and vaguely dessert like during a time of detox. If you are following a gut healing protocol these would work well, which is why I opted to use these ingredients that are allowed on most gut healing diets. If you are allowing yourself honey then I would drizzle these biscuits in raw honey. If you are looking for a proper sweet treat then try some of my other dessert recipes instead!
I baked them at 100ºC, because I was using flax seeds which are high in polyunsaturated fats (omega 3). Flax oil has a smoke point of 100ºC, so I decided not to raise the seeds above this temperature to minimise potential formation of harmful compounds and trans fats.
This is a quick and easy way to fix a craving in a healthy way! (without causing a sugar spike)
200ml coconut milk (from a carton - not the tinned stuff!)
3 tablespoons milled flax seeds
50g coconut flour
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 teaspoons cinnamon, plus a bit more for sprinkling
Unsweetened desiccated coconut to sprinkle on top
Preheat the oven to 100ºC ( or 212ºF)
Put the coconut milk, ground flax seeds, coconut flour, coconut oil and cinnamon into the food processor, and whizz together to form a paste.
Line a tray with baking paper.
Split the dough into about 9 or 10 balls, then flatten them into biscuit shapes with your hands.
Top with desiccated coconut, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Bake for an hour and a half.
Eat them as they are if you are detoxing from all sugar, otherwise serve with a drizzle of raw honey.