Oat and Date Cookies

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This month I had a very interesting task ahead of me ' to make something using almonds, coconuts and oats. I'd hate to go into another soaked oats craze, so I decided to take more of a baking angle. Armed with Judith Johnson's Genes to Plate (my new favourite recipe book), I set out to find something that would fit the theme. I stumbled on these oat and date cookies that are made with all the right ingredients and absolutely no added sugars. I was worried that they wouldn't be sweet enough for my crazy sweet tooth, but thought I'd give them a try anyway. They are made with almond and buckwheat flour, eggs and a mixture of nuts, coconut flakes, dates and goji berries. So simple, so healthy and so delicious! I would recommend you pick up a copy of Genes to Plate next time you are at Wellness. The recipes are very user-friendly and delicious. I have tried out a few and can only offer good reviews! Yours in wellness, Finding Frost (findingfrost.co.za)
?200 g oats 300 g almond flour 1 tsp bicarb 180 g butter 250 g dates, pitted and finely chopped 200 g raw almonds, macadamias and walnuts, chopped 100 g unsweetened raw cranberries, raisins and goji berries 1/2 C coconut flakes 4 extra large eggs, beaten
?1. Preheat the oven to 180'C. 2. Mix the oats, almond flour and bicarb together. 3. Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture forms crumbs. 4. Add the dates, nuts, berries and coconut flakes, and mix well. 5. Add the eggs and mix well. 6. Take spoonfuls of the mixture and roll into balls, flatten in your hands and place on a greased baking tray. 7. Bake for about 15 minutes, until slightly browned. 8. Remove from the tray and allow to cool before serving.

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