Superfood Siobhan

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By Thursday, July 25, 2013 , , , , ,


There's not much to say, other than these are even better than the real thing. Honestly, these are delicious and so simple to make, plus they're raw and vegan and full of nutrients too.




Makes 8 oreo cookies

You will need:

1/2 cup (80g) raw almonds
3 medjool dates
2 tbsp flaxseed
1/4 cup (20g) raw cacao powder
1/3 cup (30g) gluten free oats
3 tbsps water

8 teaspoons coconut butter for the filling.
To make your own, simply process dessicated coconut for 15-20 minutes until it forms a thick and moist nut butter.

Combine all of the above in a food processor until it makes a chunky ball of dough, then sandwich between two layers of greaseproof/baking paper. Squash the ball flat with your hands, then use a rolling pin to roll it out into a sheet like pastry, about 1/2cm thick. Use a small round cookie cutter if you have one (otherwise  use a shot glass like I did) and make 16 small, flat cookies. Refrigerate to allow them to firm up, then sandwich them with the coconut butter filling, I used about a teaspoon per cookie. Store in the fridge or freezer, depending on how quickly you want to eat them all!

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18 comments

  1. Thank you for the wonderful recipe! I intend to make it! Question: wouldn't the processing time for the coconut be seconds, not minutes? Thank you!

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    1. You're welcome, I hope you enjoy it!
      Unfortunately not, coconut butter does actually take a very long time to make, it takes a lot of power to transform dried coconut flakes into a runny coconut butter, 15-20 minutes is the norm.

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  2. OMG I just made these, and they are excellent! Even my brother thought they were good.

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  3. Making these now and they smell awesome. Thank you x

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  4. Is it normal to have almond chunks, oats, and whole flaxseeds in the dough after mixing? (That's what I ended up with). Or should I grind the almonds and flaxseeds into powder before mixing the ingredients together? (I use a Vitamix by the way). Also, does I make a difference if one uses deglet dates instead of medjool dates? I used deglet because we fin medjools too sweet, but I imagine the flavor/sweetness profile would be different if we used the medjools instead of deglets.
    Thank you.

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    1. You might want to process it a little more so it's a but smoother! Also- the dates used doesn't matter, but you might need to adjust the amount of water you use :)

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  5. Thank you, Siobhan. I also wondered if you've ever tried to make the filling a little bit sweeter by adding dates when making the coconut butter. I used unsweetened shredded coconut and the butter turned out great. I just thought it may be nice for it to be a little sweeter and wondered if you've ever tried anything to make it a little sweeter.
    Thank you.

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    1. I personally find the taste of coconut butter to be quite sweet already, especially since the biscuit part itself is so sweet with the dates already. Plus the dates would stop the filling from being white, which I feel ruins the oreo effect! It's up to you though. I personally would use sweeter dates in the biscuit and leave the filling as it is :)

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    2. Thank you very much for your prompt and attentive replies, Siobhan. Your blog and your recipes are invaluable!

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  6. Do you use gluten free oats in your oatmeal recipes aswell? Love your blog!

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    1. I personally don't need to use gluten free oats because I'm not a celiac and the tiny trace amounts of wheat that could be in oats from cross contamination isn't an issue for me! :) But for people who are celiac, I recommend gluten free oats :)

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    2. Great, thanks for being so prompt on replying! Again absolutely love your blog, keep up your amazing work :)

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  7. Hi what if I am allergic to nuts? What can I use instead?

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    1. Perhaps using more oats might work? Or buckwheat?

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  8. I'm worried about burning out the motor of my food processor while making the coconut butter.. do you think it's a possibility? or is there anything I could do to speed the process up?

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