The Clean Food Version Of America’s Favourite Cookie
The phenomenon that is the Oreo was first created in 1912 in New York and has since sold more than 450 billion cookies (that’s a lot of cookies!). Available in over 100 countries, there are even special ‘local’ flavours like ‘green tea icecream’ Oreos available in China!
However, as loved as the Oreo is, the sad fact is that like most commercial packaged biscuits they are full of nasties – in particular high fructose corn syrup, canola and/or palm oil, and artificial flavours to name a few.
But don’t despair! We have found a totally healthy version you can make yourself – and they don’t even require baking (so these are great for the raw foodies out there too!).
No-Bake Coconut & Cacao Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups ground almonds
- 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup (optionally agave syrup)
- 1 pinch himalayan salt
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
- 4 tablespoons coconut milk
- Combine all the ingredients for the cacao layer in a food processor.
- Shape the mixture into a ball and then roll it out on a piece of baking parchment. To prevent the mixture from sticking to the rolling pin, cover the mixture with another sheet of baking parchment.
- Using a round pastry cutter cut out small discs and transfer them into the freezer for 20 minutes.
- In the meantime combine all the ingredients for the coconut filling in a food processor and process until smooth.
- Shape the mixture into small balls, place them on the discs and press them gently to flatten them a little.
- Place cacao discs on top and press again gently.
- Store in the fridge. They taste best the next day!
Source: Natura na Talerzu