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Mostly Monte Carlos

by Hannah Singleton

Prep Time

35 min

Cook Time

10 min

Serves

14

 

Are you a twist-apart-lick-the-filling-then-eat-the-biscuit type, or a bite-into-and-let-the-biscuit-crumbs-fall-down-your-front Monte Carlo lover? No judgements here; frankly there's no wrong way to enjoy the Aussie classic Monte Carlo bikkies.

Think crunchy, crumbly biscuits, a smooth, creamy texture and a sweet jam that's bursting with flavour sandwiched together in one delectable, mouthwatering bite. Our version has all of that, just with a few *ahem* slight changes (because you know we love to shake things up!).

We gave the classic afternoon tea bikkie a little upgrade with (yep, you guessed it) delicious sugar-free ingredients that are also good for your gut!

The good stuff you'll get:

Not only are our Mostly Monte Carlo biscuits loaded with deliciousness, they're packed to the brim with nutrients as well.

  • Nexba Probiotic Soda: If you haven't tried our Nexba Probiotic Live Sparkling Sodas yet, you're missing out! To bring you up to speed, these bad boys taste like the sweet soft drinks we all know and love, without any of the nasty sugar or artificial sweeteners. Plus, it's packed full of gut-loving probiotics. What more could you want?
  • Coconut: We're nuts for coconuts (excuse the pun) 'cause they're full of important minerals, protein and good fats.
  • Raspberries: Not only are they cute and delicious, these little babes are high in fibre, essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  • Chia seeds: Chia seeds deliver a huge amount of nutrients and are full of protein, fibre, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Cashew Butter: Cashew butter contains good fats that support skin health. They're also rich in vitamins and minerals including selenium, magnesium and iron. Tasty way to get in your vitamins!
  • Oats: Oats are one of the healthiest grains you can eat. They're a great source of fibre which is important for gut health (big win) and a source of protein which helps with feeling full.
  • Almond meal: Almond meal is a gluten free flour made from 100% ground almonds. Almonds contain healthy fats and are a great source of fibre, protein, magnesium and Vitamin E.  

Mostly Monte Carlos Recipe

Prep time 35 min | Cook time 10min | Serves 14

Ingredients

Cream Filling

  • 3/4 cup full fat coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp rice malt syrup

Raspberry Chia Jam

Biscuit

  • 2 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp rice malt syrup

Method

  1. Firstly, prepare cream filling. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix until well combined. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until thickened.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the raspberry chia jam. Combine all ingredients (except chia seeds) in a saucepan. Simmer over medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cooled, stir through chia seeds. Set aside to allow chia seeds to swell for 2-3 hours (or overnight).
  3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  4. Combine all dry biscuit ingredients in a mixing bowl. Create a well in the centre and add all ‘wet’ ingredients. Mix until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  5. Roll the biscuit mix flat onto baking paper. Use a cookie cutter to cut small circular biscuits. Repeat until you have used all the mixture. Arrange on a lined baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. Allow biscuits to cool completely.
  6. Spread a thin layer of ‘cream’ on half the biscuits and raspberry chia jam on the other half. Sandwich together. Store in the fridge.

Note: These Monte Carlos are best enjoyed fresh, but they'll last in the fridge for 4-5 days.

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Hannah Singleton
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