Orange, Sesame and Cacao Nib Biscuits - Gluten Free October 23 2015 by Simone Denny 3 Comments

These biscuits have a beautiful orange flavour and a melt in your mouth texture. They are quick and easy to make and make a nutritious snack for the whole family. 

They can be made without the pure orange oil but the flavour from the oil is well worth the addition. Be sure to only use 100% certified organic orange oil (such as the First Light Oils). You can read more about orange oil and the health benefits in my blog here.

These biscuits tick the box for most dietary requirements, I also like that there is only 2 tablespoons of sweeter for 16 biscuits.


Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Paleo

Makes 16


1 3/4 cup of almond meal 

3 tablespoons of sesame seeds (+ extra to sprinkle on the top)

1/4 teaspoon of baking powder (GF)

The zest of one orange

8-10 drops of 100% pure organic orange oil (our pick is First Light Organic Orange Oil)

3 Tablespoons of Raw Cacao Nibs

3 tablespoons of Coconut Oil (melted)

2-3 tablespoons of honey or 100% pure maple syrup 




Preheat the oven to 180C 

Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir until combined

Roll biscuits into balls (a small tablespoon size) and place them on a lined baking tray. Sprinkle extra sesame seeds on top before cooking.

Cook for 12 - 14 minutes 

Remove from the oven and cool on a baking rack

Store in an airtight jar.