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Oaty Choco Cookies

This delectable recipe is courtesy of my friend Nicole. You can check out her music over here. I could eat these every day!

Ingredients:

Oaty Choco Cookies

Oats x 1 cup
Almonds/nuts x 1/3 cup
Sultanas/dried fruit x 1/3 cup
Mixed seeds x 1/3 cup

Roast in the oven (toss intermittently) until oats are golden brown.

Then Heat up:

Ghee x 1 tbsp
Coconut oil x 1 tbsp
Maple syrup x 1 tbsp
Vanilla essence x 1 tbsp

Add 1 cup plain flour, 1 egg, 1 cup chopped dates and the heated mixture in with the cup of muesli, mix with a spoon, place on baking paper on tray in flat cookie shapes, place in oven on 180′ for 15/20 mins, stand to cool.

Topping:

Avocado x 2
Cocoa/cacao x 2 tbsp
Honey/ maple syrup x 1 tbsp (more to taste)

Blend and cool in fridge until cookies are cool. Once cooled spread avocado mixture on cookies and top with strawberries

Nutritional info:
While these biscuits are high in calories they are a healthy treat. Good for adults and children alike. Replacing hydrogenated fats with healthier unprocessed fats such as ghee and coconut oil enables the product to bind. Fats are important for nerve and brain function as well as skin health. Using oats as a base you are able to use less flour – if you use rice of gluten free flour these are wheat free.


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RECIPE: Healthy Brownies

I’m loving the look of these and hoping to make them very shortly!

RECIPE: Healthy Brownies.


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Chocolate nibbles for Valentine’s day

I made these today for my Valentines Day coffee morning with the girls. They were quite a hit! They are 56 calories each and amazingly they satisfy the chocolate urge. I find 1 or 2 is enough as they are quite rich.

chocolate nibbles

Cocoa powder x 40gm

Nuts x 125gm (I used walnuts but you could use pecans or almonds)

Dates or dried apricots x 230gm

Blend the nuts and cocoa into a fine mix (as this is a dry mix  you need a blender with a lid!). Add the dates or dried apricots and blend further to make a paste.

Press the paste into ice cube trays. I used quite small ice cubes and made 30 chocolate nibbles. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Remove from freezer and ice cube trays.  Place in freezable containers. Remove serving as required leaving to stand at room temperature for 30 mins before eating. Chocolate nibbles in tray

Eat with friends or loved ones or treat yourself to one with a coffee on a quiet afternoon 🙂

Health benefits

56kcal

Cocoa is full of antioxidants. Dates and dried apricots provide the moisture and sweetness without having to use butter and sugar.