So So Yum ! Cacao Oat and Raisin Cookies

So So Yum ! Cacao Oat and Raisin Cookies

 So So Yum ! Cacao Oat and Raisin Cookies

 So So Yum ! Cacao Oat and Raisin Cookies

Cacao, Oat and Raisin Cookies

These cookies are out of this world !

Whenever I make them they get devoured in the first few days. These aren’t too chocolaty but still have an underlying chocolate flavor which I love. These Cacao, Oat and Raisin Cookies go great along side a tea or coffee and are amazing as a mid morning or late afternoon snack to keep you going through the day.

I hope you love these cookies as much as I do and that they help you along your healthy journey – But remember one thing balance is key, so have a treat every now and again just make it a delicious and nutritious treats that will leave you feeling great 😊rather than ones that are just empty calories and leave you feeling tired and yuck.

Enjoy these cookies and I hope they become a new favourite of yours xx

Mia

Raisin Health Benefits:

1. Digestion:

Raisins are loaded with fibres, which swells when they absorb water and effectively provide relief from constipation. Regular intake of raisins help regularize bowel movement as the fibres remove the toxins and wastes from the gastrointestinal tract.

2. Anemia:

Raisins are a rich source of iron and copper as well as B complex vitamins which are vital for the formation of red blood cells. Regular consumption of raisins helps cure iron deficiency anemia and promotes blood clotting during wound healing.

3. Fever:

Raisins are abundant in phenolic phytochemicals, which are known for their germicidal, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. They can help cure fever by fighting viral and bacterial infections.

4. Cancer:

Raisins contain high levels of polyphenolic antioxidants called catechins. These antioxidants scavenge the free radicals that cause the development of tumours, especially colon cancer. Thus, including raisins in your diet is an effective way of preventing the formation of cancer cells.

Read more on the benefits of raisins here .

Mia Vaughan-Young is a 14 year old, healthy-food nut from New Zealand. You’ll mainly find her either in the kitchen or stretching up a storm on her yoga mat. She has a cook book collection to rival any foodie and spends hours each week nose deep in these, looking for inspiration and then creating her own personal variations. She has 2 fabulous dogs Cash and Elsa who keep her active outside no matter what the weather. Mia’s not one for labels – she simply believes she is better off without dairy, gluten, refined sugar, packaged or processed foods. She satisfies her after school cravings with tahini bliss balls and other sweet treats – recipes that she just can’t wait to share with you.

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Cacao Oat and Raisin Cookies

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A delicious chocolaty indulgent cookie that is full of goodness nutrients and is sure to get you through the 3 pm slump X

Prep Time: minutes Cooking Time: minutes Total Time: minutes

Yields: 10-15 cookies (depending on size)

Recipe Ingredients

  • 150g of oats
  • 50g of raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup of dates
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini
  • 2 teaspoons of maple syrup
  • 200g of stewed apple
  • 50g of cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon of cacao powder

Recipe Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 fan bake and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Start by cooking the dates in a small pot with a bit of water on medium heat for 5 or so minutes.
  3. Once the date are soft and most of the water has been absorbed, then place them into a food processor and combine into a think mixture.
  4. Place the almond into a food processor and pulse until ground down.
  5. In a large bowl mix the oats, ground almonds, cacao powder and nibs. Then add in the cooked dates, tahini, maple syrup and the stewed apple and mix to combine.
  6. Roll the mixture into balls and flatten with a fork or your hand - cook in the preheated oven for 20 minutes and then leave to cool on a cooling tray.
  7. Once cooled down - eat and enjoy!!!!!

Recipe Credit: Mia

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