Date Cookies

So, I was lucky enough to see MUSE last night at Ashton Gate, and in preparation of the impending tiredness, I took a day off on Thursday. As I was catching up on Coronation Street, I was like, damn I need some cookies! So, I pulled some stuff out of the kitchen and made these Date Cookies. Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups porridge oats
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup (or more) chopped dates
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 egg
  • A dash of almond milk

First off, I had to thin down the oats into oat flour. Simply put it in a blender and blitz. If you already have oat flour, skip this step.

Place the blitzed oats in a bowl and add the coconut flour and dates.

At this point, beat the egg very well and throw it in the bowl alongside the tahini and almond butter. Mix well, and add a bit of almond milk (or any other kind of milk) to help it bind together as it will be a bit crumbly.

Form the dough into balls and smash them down just a little. Place evenly on a baking sheet.

Bake for 12 minutes at 180 C / 350 F.

And there you have it, easy Date Cookies! This is a great recipe for when you have random ingredients that need to be used up for a quick and tasty treat. Also, this recipe has no added sugar and is gluten free (as long as your oats are GF). You can substitute any kind of nut butter for the almond and tahini, or even add other bits in addition to the dates. If you’ve got some time and need a snack, give these a try. Thanks for reading and Happy Eating!

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