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Superfood Baobab Goji Oat Cookies

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Love cookies, but want to eat more healthily? Try these superfood oat cookies which contain not just one, but THREE superfoods: baobab superfruit powdergoji berries & dark chocolate (I use 85% cacao solids). Oats provide slow release carbs and these cookies are also supplemented with protein powder to boost the protein content (peasoya varieties work well).

These cookies are great for a grab and go breakfast, as healthy snacks (they travel well!), pre-work out snacks and they also freeze perfectly too! These cookies are suitable for vegans, vegetarians and coeliacs (by opting for gluten-free choices).

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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 cookies!). 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 elsewhere in this blog, I will move on to the recipe!

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Makes: 24-25 cookies

Preparations: 25-30mins

Cooking time: 12-15 mins

Ingredients:

 

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Method:

  • 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).
  • In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil. Pour into a blender or food processor along with the dates, almond milk, milled chia seeds  & whizz to make a smooth paste.

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  • In a larger bowl, mix together the oats, flour, baking powder, ground flaxseed, salt, baobab superfruit powder, chopped dark chocolate & protein powder if using.
  • 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.

 

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  • Bake for 12-15 mins until golden brown.

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  • Allow to cool before enjoying!

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You can find my favourite recipes in my FREE eBook here.

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Variations:

  • Substitute the flaxseed and goji berries for  sunflower seeds, hemp seeds.
  • Substitute other dried fruit like dried cranberries & apricots for the dates

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