Love cookies, but want to eat more healthily? Try these superfood oat cookies which contain not just one, but THREE superfoods: baobab superfruit powder, goji berries & dark chocolate. I use Organic Black’s 85% cocoa solids dark chocolate, which not only tastes delicious, is a great healthy choice & is suitable for vegans. For slow-release carbs, I’ve included oats* in this recipe.
*Note: These cookies can easily be adapted for coeliacs by using gluten-free oats & flour.
But what do they taste like? You have lemony citrus from the baobab, bitterness from the dark chocolate & sweetness from chopped dates. (I was tempted to call these bitter chocolate lemon biscuits!). You have texture from the oats & a satisfying chewiness from the dried goji berries.
As with all my recipes, I do not use refined sugar; the sweetness is solely provided by dried dates in this recipe.
As I have babbled on about the benefits of these superfoods eleswhere in this blog, I will move on the recipe!
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Makes: 24-25 cookies
Cooking time: 12-15 mins
45g coconut oil
160g dried dates
120ml almond milk
1 tbsp milled chia seeds
120g quick cook oats*
80g wholemeal flour*
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
30g ground flaxseed
30g goji berries
50g dark chocolate (I used Organic Black’s 85%), roughly chopped
2 tbsp baobab superfruit powder
Preheat the oven to 180ºC or 160ºC for fan ovens. Grease & line a large baking sheet with some coconut oil (I use spray coconut oil).
Stir in the date-mix in with the oat -mix.
Roll into small balls, place on the prepared baking sheet & press down with your fingers or a spatular to form cookie shapes.
Bake for 12-15 mins until golden brown.
Allow to cool before enjoying!
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Include 50g of sunflower seeds, whole chia seeds or chopped nuts to add more crunch.
Add 50g of dried fruit, such as raising, cranberries & use 50g less dates