Date cookies recipe
“Juicy dates make these oat cookies a healthy, tasty, energy boosting treat”
- Preparation time: 15 mins
- Cook time: 15 mins
- Total time: 30 mins
- Yield: makes 16
Quick and easy to make, and they won't turn into a crumbly mess—which makes them perfect for bagged lunches, snack time, play time, or sport refuelling on the go. They are also processed sugar free; using dates and raisins for the sweetness.
Important note: even using certified gluten free oats it may not be suitable for all celiacs, as some are very sensitive to avenin contained in the oats, see our oats FAQ for more info.
Preheat oven: 180°C, 350°F, Gas 4
- Mix the oats, rice flour, bicarb of soda and fat together until it resembles lumpy breadcrumbs.
- Add the nuts, raisins and dates and mix well.
- Add the almond extract to the eggs
- beat together then add to the dry ingredients and make sure the mixture is well combined.
- Put dessert spoonfuls of the mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment, then flatten each cookie gently with a fork.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes. When cooked remove immediately from the baking tray (otherwise they will go soft underneath) and cool on a wire rack.
Typical nutrition per cookie: 160 calories, 8g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 22g carbohydrate, 2g fibre, 14g sugars, 3g protein, 76mg sodium
As an alternative to raisins, soft-dried chopped apricots or dried cranberries can be substituted, and/or chocolate chips.