Healthy but delicious oaty cookies

These cookies have a healthy balance of proteins, slow burning carbs, good quality fats, and natural sweetness. If you don't have medjool dates, use any sort of dates but use a few more as medjool dates are generally bigger. I'm a big believer in using up whatever you have in the cupboard. I happened to have some old dried out medjool dates and they revived beautifully once stewed. The cookies were a hit with all members of the household!


1 1/2 cups of jumbo oats

8 medjool dates

1/3 cup of desiccated coconut

1/3 cup of raw cacao nibs

1/3 cup of raw pecan nuts

1 egg

1 tablespoon of cashew butter

1 heaped tablespoon of coconut oi.

1 teaspoon of cinnamon


Stew the dates in a little water until soft and mushy. Mash them into a puree.

Combine all the ingredients including the dates in a bowl mixing thoroughly. You could mix the cashew butter in with the dates first but I like to save time and just mix them all together. If the mixture is too sticky to form into cookies add another 1/4 cup of oats.

Half way through forming the cookies, if your hands get too sticky, give them a quick wash. It makes it a lot easier if your hands are very slightly wet.


Place flattish raw cookies on a greased oven tray and bake in a pre-heated 160 degree fan or 170 degree normal oven for about 20 minutes until golden brown.

Carefully ease them off the tray and let them cool on a plate (if you can wait that long!)

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