Dates are a vegan’s best friend when it comes to baking and snacking. They’re naturally sweet and their stickiness can become an egg replacement. They are also wonderful for those pursuing a raw diet, or for anyone whose time is limited, because you can make lots of sweet treats without even turning on an oven!
These easy date cookies combine peanut butter, coconut, and oats for a wonderful texture and the perfect balance of salty and sweet. A touch of maple syrup assists in bringing it all together. These cookies only take 10 minutes start to finish, and they’re a relatively healthy dessert or snack with all natural sugars and lots of good protein!
1 cup dates (pitted), soaked in water for 10 minutes and chopped
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup oats
2 Tbsp maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until everything is evenly mixed and it begins to form a ball. Use your hands to make golf ball sized balls out of the dough (if it’s too sticky, wet your hands). and place evenly spaced on a baking sheet. Press down slightly with the back of a spoon. Bake in the oven for 7-8 minutes. Let cool.
Makes 10-12 cookies