Sometimes I just want cookies. Not really bad for me, sugar laden cookies, but a little bit of a treat after dinner cookie. Something I can enjoy guilt free and just because I want to. And usually I want it right now. My attention span with after dinner treats and baked goods is pretty short – after having them around for 2 or 3 days, I’m on to something new. Or at least have a new idea of something I would like to bake. Good thing the boy likes to eat all my baking creations and they never go to waste!
My idea of cookies are ones that I can make quickly, that are loaded with healthy goodness and that I don’t even have to bake. Sometimes I’m just too impatient to wait for things to finish in the oven. Who wants to wait that long to taste test? These cookies tick all the boxes: raw, packed with superfoods and nutrient dense and with no baking required, they’re ready pretty quickly – both the soft version and the chewy version! You know how much I love my food processor, so it’s an added bonus if I can make cookies in it too. And the best part is, these cookies taste delicious, but are so good for you, you could easily eat them for breakfast or use as post-workout refuel. Drop a little bit of jam in the center (I used homemade strawberry jam), for a little added decadence, and refrigerate if you like them chewy, or leave on the counter if you like your cookies soft. What are you waiting for? You can finish these in the next 20 minutes and have cookies for breakfast! Enjoy!
Raw Superfood Cookies
Packed with superfoods and protein, these no bake cookies are healthy enough for you to have for breakfast or post-workout refuel, but tasty enough to pass for dessert.
Ingredients (15 Cookies)
- 1 1/2 cup dates
- 1/4 cup raw almonds
- 3/4 cup oats
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 tbsp chia seed
- 2 tbsp hemp hearts
- 1/4 cup coconut
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- 2 tsp water
- 1 tsp hemp oil or coconut oil
- Add all the ingredients except for the water and hemp oil to a food processor and process until a clumpy, crumbly mixture forms.
- After it has gone crumbly, add oil, and then while the processor is running, add water. The mixture should start to stick together.
- When the dough is formed into one large clump, remove it from the food processor. Roll it into balls and flatten with a fork, or roll our between two sheets of parchment paper and use a round cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.
- Place cookies on a baking tray and refrigerate until hard.
- If desired, add a 1/2 tsp of jam to the center.
- Store in the fridge in a sealed container.