Latest treat from previous weekend.... Raw Oreo Cookies!! Prep time of 20min for this nutritious bomb - and super delicious result :) Vegan, Gluten- and Sugar-free!
Achieving the black color result was only possible by adding activated charcoal powder. In this case, I used Raw Nice BLACK powder and the result was better than expected!
The previous day I baked healthy carrot cake donuts, adding a cashew butter cream as coating! I had some leftovers though, and since I try to minimize food waste as much as I can, I came up with the Oreo cookies idea... I honestly love them! as kid I used to have them as snack or as a reward after swimming competitions.
These cookies are perfect as a treat, for you or your family! :)
I followed more or less the same recipe I used to create the Macadamia & Chocolate Raw Cookies. During the last months I have played with coconut oil for various recipes and I realised that it is KEY to get a slightly wet result (in other words, avoiding to get super dry cookies). Therefore, the recipe for these cookies has additional ingredients that help all ingredients binding better and staying moist.
This recipe doesn't include the Cashew Butter cream recipe. However, I would recommend you have a look at the one created by Minimalist Baker. My recipe is slightly different... but unfortunately I don't have it ready to share it with all you :( I will publish it before end of this year though! promised :)
1 cup gluten free oats
1 cup almonds
1 tbsp flaxseeds
110gr dates (soaked in water for 6-8 hours)
1 tsp coconut oil (no need to melt it before!)
1 tbsp agave syrup
1 tsp activate charcoal powder + 2 tbsp for coating
Sea salt to taste (I use himalayan salt)
In a dry blender container, add the oats and blend them in high speed until reaching a flour-like consistency. Add the almonds and blend them further in high speed.
Add the flaxseeds, coconut oil and agave syrup to the mix and blend it in high speed until reaching an even consistency. Then add the dates and the activate charcoal powder teaspoon. Blend everything in medium speed until reaching a sticky dough.
Set the dough in a bowl and add the 2 tablespoon powder (see image below). Knead the dough to create a big ball like in the image below. Place the bowl into a baking paper, and with another piece of baking paper, press the ball to create a thick square dough. Basically, the thickness will depend on how thick you want the cookies to be!
With a cookie cutter, start cutting the dough. Cut one, add the cashew butter cream and cut the next to add it on top, creating your Raw Oreo cookie! Continue until you are done with the cream.
If you have dough leftover, you can create energy balls with it :) and have them as pre-workout snack! Kcal wise, they are rich in unsaturated fats and quite even in proteins and carbs. Making them ideal also as pre-workout snack. Or anytime during the day, when you feel with low energies...
Storage these cookies in the fridge and enjoy them for 3-4 days.
Happy healthy eatings!!