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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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Oat bath parcels for dry skin

Today I’ve made a stash of oat bath parcels. After a week of my 1 year old having terribly bad nappy rash (that no amount of metanium could heal) I remembered Oats. Phew! I’m convinced the best thing for nappy rash is a good fashioned home remedy made of oats. He was red raw and yet after sitting in his oat bath for 30 mins or so the redness had reduced and thankfully his craziness had too – he was so beside himself in pain he was slapping me in the face, biting me and throwing things around. This behaviour was very abnormal from my sunshine bringer; the boy who smiles and laughs so much it takes us hours to get around the shops because people are stopping to simply revel in his cloud-clearing aura.
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