Sunday, May 16, 2010


This picture doesn't do these justice! They are really good (I probably just shouldn't post until I get a good picture, but then it might never happen...) Anyway, fun to try and I've made them several times since I found the recipe here (I'll be checking her blog lots- good stuff to try!) They are a great after school snack!

1.5 to 2 cups rolled oats
1 c. pitted dates, chopped
1 c. raisins
1 t. cinnamon

  • Place oats in glass bowl with cinnamon, stir together until mixed.
  • Chop dates into a semi-fine mush (I used a food processor)
  • Add dates to oatmeal mixture
  • Add raisins (just so you know, I'm NOT a big raisin fan and I still love these)
  • Oil your hands with coconut oil, water, or cooking spray and mash together (might take a while).
  • Once the mixture is a dough like consistency, form them into golf ball size rounds and flatten them into a cookie.
  • They are ready! Just you try to stop eating them!


The Cooking Lady said...

Oh my gosh. I made these for about 1,000 plus people at an Earth Day event at Liberty Medical. I was sure they would 'all' turn thehir noses up at these cookies. But low and behold, they were pretty darned receptive.

What I find is a great hlep is to keep chopping (by hand of course) the dates until they are super sticky, and if they do not feel right when you mold them, then add a wee bit of water or more oatmeal, depending on if they are to soggy or to dry.

Also, do not forget to keep your hands with a bit of coconut oil so the batter does not stick to your hands.

The cutest remark I had all day at our Earth Day event was that one woman asked,'How long do they last?'

Now I knew she was referring to how long in the shelf in the pantry, by my whitty answer was to die for. My reponse was, 'About an hour.'

She got it and so did thee others in line. I did tell her about 3-4 days, but that my batches never last til thee end of the evening. So glad you liked them, and thanks for visiting my blog.

angela said...

My husband ate the whole first batch of these before the kids got home from school, so I had to make more. (He doesn't always like the healthy things). My baby LOVES them and so does my oldest who usually hates anything that has anything to do with oatmeal. They are yummy!