Healthy Snack Recipes #5
Oatmeal, Raisin, Coconut and Chia Seed Cookies
2 cups finely ground rolled oats
1/2 cup dried, unsweetened shredded coconut (ground)
1/2 cup currants or raisins
1 Tbsp ground chia seeds
1 Tbsp whole chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp raw almond butter
1/2 cup dates, chopped and soaked in 1/2 cup water
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp coconut oil
Step 1: Soak the dates in 1/2 cup water for an hour or more.
Step 2: Grind the oats and unsweetened coconut into a flour using a high powered blender.
Step 3: Grind the chia seeds into a powder using a spice grinder.
Step 4: Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Step 5: Place the almond butter, soaked dates (with their soak water), applesauce, vanilla and coconut oil in a food processor or high powered blender (like a Vitamix). Blend until smooth, then add to the dry ingredients and mix well.
Step 6: Form cookies on a baking sheet lightly sprayed with oil or covered with parchment paper (I used parchment paper because the cleanup is way easier!). Use about 1 Tbsp of batter for each cookie, and spread the cookie out on the parchment. The cookies won’t spread as they bake so be sure to spread them out into a “cookie shape” using a fork or spoon.
Step 7: Bake at very low heat: 200 degrees for 1.5 to 2 hours (mine took 1.5 hours in the oven, but it depends on how hot your oven is). When they’re done, they’ll be slightly browned and crispy on the outside.
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