After baking my way through our Corona quarantine, I’ve decided it’s time to pull back on the sugar! While we’ve all thoroughly enjoyed having a house full of sweet baked goods – it’s time to focus my attention on flattening our own curves!!!! So, I have designed these rice cookies to not only be gluten and dairy free but sugar free too!

My favourite sugar alternative of the moment is erythritol which is a sugar alcohol that has only 6% of the calories found in an equal amount of sugar. It is about 60-80% as sweet as sugar and it also doesn’t raise your blood sugar. I think it has a slightly cooling taste but it isn’t off putting. You can buy erythritol from health food shops and multiple places online.

So, you can throw down these babies with no guilt, my friends!! Enjoy!!

Rice Cookies

A quick gluten, dairy and sugar free biscuit that everyone will love.
Course: afternoon tea
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, sugar free
Servings: 16
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • cups Rice Flakes – I used Rice Porridge
  • cups Shredded Coconut
  • cups Gluten Free Plain Flour
  • 1 cup Erythritol 
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 100 g almond meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 140 g Nuttelex
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  • Combine rice flakes, coconut, flour, erythritol, almond meal and baking powder
  • Melt Nuttelex then add honey and mix together
  • Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl and then add to the butter mixture. Mix well and add to the dry ingredients. Mix again until combined.
  • Roll about 2 tablespoons of mixture into large balls. Flatten and then place on baking tray lined with baking paper. These cookies won’t rise or ‘grow’ but still leave a small space between them.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. Cookies may look a little unstable when they are done but as they cool they will develop more structure.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

I used Lowan Rice Porridge as my rice flakes which also contains some ‘orchard fruits’ which added a lovely bonus to the cookies.
Nuttelex is a dairy free margarine that can found at all supermarkets. If you are not dairy free, feel free to use butter instead.
I use gluten free plain flour however if you don’t need to follow a gluten free diet – then feel free to use ‘normal’ plain flour.