No-sugar, ultra-healthy oaty cookies
So good, you’ll have a job keeping your hands off them!
200g pitted dates
100g flaxseed, ground (or buy pre-ground flaxseed)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
4 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
You will need: a bowl, a spoon, baking trays lined with greaseproof paper. The oven pre-heated to 180degrees.
Soak the 200g of pitted dates in a jug / bowl of boiling water for approx 10 mins to soften them. While they’re soaking, grind the flaxseed then add to another bowl along with the oatmeal, oats, cinnamon and baking powder, and stir.
Mulch the dates – I used a Bamix hand food processor to make it easier – so they form a sticky paste.
Melt the 4 tbsps coconut oil, then add it, the dates, and the eggs to the oaty mixture. Stir it all together. It should be quite a sticky consistency.
Taking your greaseproof paper-lined trays, roll the mixture into balls then flatten with your hand, or the back of a spoon. Put them in the oven and cook for around 15 mins or until lightly browned.
Enjoy them as a snack on your own, or share them with the family. Delicious and nutritious, what more could you ask for?