Coconut Date Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 15-25 cookies

 

Ingredients:

~ 6-7 dried pitted dates

~ 1 cup (organic if possible) rolled oats

~ 2 cups whole-wheat flour

~ 1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened) 

~ 1/2 cup maple syrup (unpasteurized if possible)

~ 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

~ 1/4 tablespoon nutmeg

~ 1/2 cup olive oil (or melted coconut oil)

 

Directions:

 1. Soak dates in 1 cup of water for 30 minutes.

 2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

 3. Put all ingredients including dates in the soaking water in a blender. Blend into dough.

 4. Form little balls and smash them into cookies. Place them on a lightly oiled cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

 5. Turn them over and bake for 10 more minutes.

Credit: This recipe is from Integrative Nutrition.

Holliston, Massachusetts

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