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
Raisin Health Benefits:
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.
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.
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.
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 .
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 150 fan bake and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Start by cooking the dates in a small pot with a bit of water on medium heat for 5 or so minutes.
- 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.
- Place the almond into a food processor and pulse until ground down.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once cooled down - eat and enjoy!!!!!
Recipe Credit: Mia