After writing about the many dangers of cooking, I couldn’t help myself to experiment even more with raw recipes. Raw food is a great way to avoid toxins build-up! Nathalie, also known as the Raw Foods Witch, gave me the inspiration for these wonderful, super easy to make raw cookies. And the best of all, you don’t need a dehydrator to prepare them!
Ingredients (about 12 cookies)
- ½ cup of raw almonds
- ½ cup of dates
- 1 cup of oats
- 1 knob of fresh ginger
- ½ tsp of cinnamon
- ½ tsp of pure vanilla extract
Soak the dates for 1 hour if not using fresh dates. Grind the almonds in a food processor. Add the dates (drained), the oats, the ginger, cinnamon and vanilla and let the food processor run until a fine texture is achieved. The mixture should stick together naturally, making a dough. The dough should be firm enough to hold its shape and be dry to the touch. If too wet, add some oats and mix again. You can add a tiny bit of water if the dough won’t hold together when pressed. To form the cookies, you can either roll the dough on a clean surface and use a cookie cutter or makes small dough balls and flatten then with your hand. The cookies will get a bit firmer the day after, holding its shape better.
Have you experimented with raw food? What kind of raw recipes would you like to try? Which ones are you already enjoying?