Friday, February 17, 2017

Raw Vegan Heart-Healthy Oatmeal Cookies: Three Ingredients, No-Bake Treats

So while we're on that self-care kick...what better way to take care ourselves than with a bowl of cookies! That will improve your health! Loaded with vitamins! And still tasty! This is my version of raw vegan heart-healthy oatmeal cookies.


These are awesome to take with you as "energy bars" to work, they're super portable and have a great balance of carbs and protein to keep you energized throughout the day.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Pecans
1 Cup Oatmeal
1/2 Cup to 1 Cup Dates, keep adding them until your "cookie dough" holds together
Optional: Cacao powder, cacao nibs or cinnamon - I added a bunch of cinnamon to this batch


Directions:

Add your dates to your blend or food processor first. I use my vitamix blender and LOVE it but any blender or food processor will due. (For raw vegan food creation you can't beat the vitamix or blendtec line, though. Just from my experience being full raw for a while and working in a raw vegan kitchen for years. Nope, not sponsored by either anymore!)


With my vitamix I only process for a few seconds before the "dough" is ready, it should look like above. Crumbly, not too wet, not too dry.


After that you just shape into bars, flat cookies, hearts, whatever would make it fun to carry these with you or serve up to friends and family. (Or gobble them all yourself. No judgement here.)


(Or gobble them all yourself. No judgement.)

I prefer raw desert making to baking because it's lighter, healthier, nutritious and you basically can't mess it up. Too dry? Add more dates? Too wet? Add more oats. You can also add raisins, cranberries, cacao nibs, different nuts, protein powder or supplements like maca or spirulina, no limits! Have fun playing with the recipe!
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12 comments:

  1. dates, oatmeal and pecans! sounds like a very tasty combo

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  2. Yum! I need to try these. I make fruit, nut and seed balls but they have a million ingredients. 3 ingredients would such a time saver! We always have walnuts, oats and dried dates in the house so I may try it with walnuts. :) Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Do eeet :D Yeah I like to keep mine simple though you can get crazy complex adding powdered herbs and supplements to them.

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  3. i totally used to have that plate! It broke in half when I tried to microwave bacon. :(

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  4. i totally used to have that plate! It broke in half when I tried to microwave bacon. :(

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    1. I've been collecting 60s goodies again, will keep mine out of the microwave, eek!

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  5. I love that you made these into hearts :) I would probably need to exchange the pecans for walnuts, because pecans are hard to find over here! Cute plate btw :)

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  6. No Bake treats. Excellent Idea. Thanks for this testy cookies making technic.

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