These Gluten Free Macadamia Florentines are the perfect sweet treat, homemade gift or enjoyed with a cuppa with your guests.

The recipe is gluten free and dairy free friendly using simple ingredients you can find at your supermarket. Unlike many store bought biscuits, these are low in natural sugars  using sweetness from coconut sugar and honey. With the added crunch of my favourite Australian Macadamias providing a source of healthy fats.

Simply combine dry ingredients into the caramel like syrup and baking in the oven. Once cool you can make these extra special drizzle your caramel crunch florentines with your favourite dark chocolate. However if chocolate isn’t your thing, you can make these as incredible gluten free biscuits on their own.

To make these vegan friendly use rice malt syrup in place of honey.

If you love these gluten free macadamia florentines make sure you check out my Gluten Free Macadamia Granola recipe.

Gluten Free Florentines Recipe

Gluten Free Macadamia Florentines

The perfect gluten free treat or delicious homemade gift.
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup

    Australian macadamias

    finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup

    Australian macadamias 

    halves
  • 1/2 cup

    flaked almonds 

  • 1/3 cup

    dried cherries, chopped*

    (see variations below)
  • 3 tbsp

    gluten free flour

  • 2 tbsp

    coconut sugar

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 2 tbsp

    premium coconut milk

    canned
  • 2 tbsp honey* (see variations below)
  • 75g dark chocolate

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 175ºC.
  • In a mixing bowl combine dry ingredients, macadamias, almonds, dried cherries, flour and coconut sugar. 
  • In a separate bowl combine wet ingredients coconut oil, coconut milk and honey.
  • Mix dry ingredients into wet and combine well.
  • Spoon shaped tablespoon of mixture onto a lined baking tray. Carefully use your spoon or shape and smooth out. 
  • Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until golden. Watch carefully so they don't burn.
  • Allow to completely cool. 
  • Whilst they are cooling, prepare chocolate. Melt in a double boiler. 
  • Drizzle florentines with generous amount of chocolate.

Notes

Biscuits will firm and crisp up in the refrigerator. In warm temperatures store in refrigerator to prevent chocolate melting.
*In place of dried cherries you can use any dried fruit of choice.
*In place of honey you can use rice malt syrup for a vegan option.
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This recipe was custom created by nutritionist and recipe developer Casey-Lee Lyons for Australian Macadamias

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