Healthy, easy-to-make raw vegan oatmeal cookies.
Time to prepare: 20 minutes
Time to dehydrate: 10 to 12 hours If you have no dehydrator bake for 1 hr at 225 degrees the refrigerate
- 2 cups of uncooked oats
- 1/2 cup raw walnuts coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup of macadamia nuts finely ground- (leave out a dozen or so to chunk up and put in the batter)
- 1/2 cup cashew nuts finely ground – (leave out a dozen or so to cut up and put in the mixture)
- 1/2 cup soaked dates
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup of coconut nectar or maple syrup
- 2 apples grated
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla
- Place the uncooked oats in a food processor and pulse two or three short bursts. If you don’t have a food processor, use a blender.
- Transfer the uncooked processed oats to a mixing bowl and add the dates, raisins, walnuts, sweetener, and grated apples. Mix the batter by hand or use beaters on low. Set the mixture aside.
- In a coffee grinder grind the macadamias and cashews until they resemble silky flour. Add them to the batter, stirring them in.
- On a mesh dehydrator sheet shape the dough into cookies.
- Keep in mind that the thicker you form the cookies, the longer they take to dehydrate.
- Dehydrate the cookies at 110 degrees until they reach your preferred texture, around 12 hours.
- Option: If you do not have a dehydrator, you can place the cookies on a baking tray and place them in the oven on low 225 degrees with Heat for 1 hr.
Enjoy these wonderful cookies with a glass of your favorite nut milk or your plant-based drink. Blessings, Bobby
Oats’ health benefits – Oats contain soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol and keep blood sugar levels steady. They’re also a good source of protein, which helps fuel your body during workouts. Oats have been shown to help reduce inflammation and may even help prevent certain types of cancer.
Walnuts’ health benefits – Walnuts contain healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They’re also high in arginine, a compound that may help lower blood pressure. Walnuts are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to many health benefits including reducing inflammation and protecting against certain cancers.
Macadamia health benefits – Macadamia nuts are high in protein, fiber, and vitamins B1 and B2. They’re also a good source of niacin, magnesium, and phosphorus. Macadamia nuts have been shown to lower cholesterol levels and help prevent heart disease.
Cashews’ health benefits – Cashews contain a good amount of manganese and copper, which are important minerals that help boost bone health. They also contain magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc to support healthy brain function.
Dates health benefits – Dates are a good source of fiber, potassium, and iron. They also contain a high amount of vitamin B6, which supports brain health and helps maintain a healthy nervous system. Dates are also an excellent source of copper, which is important for bone health.
Raisins’ health benefits– Raisins are a good source of fiber, which helps maintain a healthy digestive system. They also contain copper, manganese, and potassium to support bone health and prevent osteoporosis. Raisins are dried grapes that are rich in antioxidants that help prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. They contain vitamin C, which supports immune function and helps fight colds and flu.
Coconut nectar health benefits – Coconut nectar is high in minerals, amino acids, and vitamins that support energy production, immune function, and blood sugar stabilization.
Apple’s health benefits- Apples are a good source of vitamin C and fiber. They also contain quercetin, a flavonoid that provides antioxidant benefits and helps prevent cancer.