I'm Mikhaela.

I quit sugar five years ago when I was pregnant with my first son. It was making me fat, sick, lethargic and miserable. It was hard, but I got there and the reward has been incredible. For me and my family.

This is a personal blog. A place that I share #refinedsugarfree recipes and other family favourites.

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Quickest crunchy CHOCOLATE biscuits

Quickest crunchy CHOCOLATE biscuits

Today has been one of "those days"... The weather here in Perth is cold and wet. 17 degrees! Where did Summer go? Because of this, I think we are all a little out of sorts. Who would have thought I would be pulling all the winter warmers out of the cupboard.

Great for the garden nonetheless. Although, I feel very sorry for fruit growers. Particularly the vineyards at this time. Most grapes have not been quite ready to be picked and this rain could mean people could lose their entire crop. Humidity, rain, crazy weather.... grapes don't like it.

I digress...

The picture does not do them justice. We were in a bit of a rush to eat them... but believe me, these are too good to be true when you're craving a decent snack that has CHOCOLATE in it. And don't want to have a whole heap of white processed sugar in them. 

Two minutes to mix together and 8 minutes in the oven. I may have to make these every day!

Makes 12


  • 2 cups almonds or walnuts (or both mixed together), blended for a minute in your food processor (I like to leave a few crunchy bits)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tbs rice malt syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs


1. Preheat oven to 190 c. I use fanforced so adjust if you have electric.

2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with a wooden spoon until well combined.

3. Using a dessert spoon, shape biscuits as desired and place onto a tray lined with baking paper.

4. Bake for approx 8-10 minutes. You want to get them out before they get too dark.

5. LEAVE them (It will be hard) for 10 minutes. There are better when cooled down. Crunchier too.


Enjoy xx

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