“They revived my tired, starving soul.” – Rory A. Magnus
Forget the winter blues.. I’m back baby! Thanks to the cleanse I’d been trying for the past few days I was inspired to whip up a new & healthy cookie recipe last night. I wanted to keep it more on the raw side meaning no flour or processed sugar just seeds, nuts, fruit, chocolate chips, honey and oats. I basically went through the cupboards and put all the ingredients that I wanted to use on the counter and had a go at it. Thankfully, I had a lovely assistant who transcribed the recipe while I was whipping it all together. I left them in the oven a little bit longer which proved to be a good thing because it toasted the outer edges on the nuts.. which was 0-so-tasty! It’s an easy peasy recipe to put together and healthy too!
p.s. if someone wanted to keep these really raw they would just have to be baked at less than 115 degrees…
Makes 2 dozen cookies
2 cups organic oats
2 tbsp ground flax seed
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup whole sunflower seeds
1/4 cup chopped cashews
1/4 cup chopped brazil nuts
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 banana, whipped
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup honey (can substitute agave or maple syrup)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp canola oil
Some coarse sea salt crystals (to sprinkle on top before they go in the oven)
*On NUTS – I buy my nuts in bulk and they are unsalted… so if you are buying in packages try to get the raw unsalted kind..
1. Preheat the oven to 350. Mix the oats, nuts, raisins, cranberries, and chocolate chips in a bowl. Add the salt and cinnamon.
2. In a smaller bowl mash and whip half a banana. Once creamy add in the honey (or sweetener of your choice). In another smaller bowl mash and whip the avocado and add in just a tablespoon of oil. Add the banana to the oat mixture and then add the avocado to the mix.
3. Make sure your hands are really clean for this next step… Lightly oil your cookie sheets and begin rolling small cookie balls in the palm of you hands (you might need/want to gently squeeze the dough too). The heat will help these babies keep it together. Once in a ball put it onto the cookie sheet and gently press down for a flatter shape. Sprinkle the sea salt on top to give it a savory sweet taste.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on how you like your cookies. 10 – 15 minutes will give them more of a chewy texture and 15 – 20 will brown the nuts nicely and bring out a wonderful toasted nut flavor. Mmm Mmm Mmm. Enjoy a few of these healthy and delicious treats!