These healthy cookies are made without sugar and only of nutritious ingredients like dates, peanuts and oats. I personally always need something sweet after lunch and dinner and these are just perfect! If you are used to a lot of artificially sweetened treats then these might appear a little bit bland to you but trust me when you taste buts start to adapt to more nutritious and whole foods they will be just perfectly sweet. Nevertheless feel free to add more chocolate if you are more of a sweet tooth than I am ; )
- 80g oat flour
- 20g coconut flour *
- 20g peanut flour * / 30g nut butter**
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp baking powder (or a little bit more if you like your cookies to be more on the fluffy than crunchy side)
- 50g dates
- hot water
- plant milk (approx. 35ml)
- 20g chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 190°C / and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Combine all the dry ingredients (and your nut butter **) in a mixing bowl.
- Soak the dates in warm water until they become soft (10min) and then mix them with some water (doesn´t need much) to form a paste. For this step you can either use a blender such as a Nutri Bullet or any other kind of device that can break the dates down like a hand blender.
- Scoop the date paste into your mixing bowl and mix with the dry ingredients. Add the plant milk as you go to make sure that the mixture doesn´t turn out to be to wet. (it should form a sticky and not to dry dough that you can shape with your hands)
- Form the dough with your hands into 8 round balls and place them on your baking tray.
- Flatten them out a bit with either your hand or a spoon to create a cookie shape and place them in the oven for around 10-13 min.
- Leave them to cool (I know it´s hard but otherwise they will stick to the parchment paper).
*sub with normal flour if you don´t have access to coconut or peanut flour (just blend peanuts)
** if you like your cookies more fluffy and with a little bit more flavour you can also swap out the peanut flour with 30g of nut butter of your choice. I tried this with cashew butter and I personally loved the consistency, but I think peanut or almond butter would work just as well and give it an even better taste
If you enjoyed this recipe please give this post a like and let me know in the comments how it worked out for you or what kind of recipes you would like to see next ; )