The dough bakes up into a perfectly sweet, chewy, almost creamy, chocolate chip cookie and provides fuel for energy from the nuts, oats, dates, and flax.
Date Oat & Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes a dozen cookies
-1/2 cup pecans
-1/2 cup oats
-12 pitted dates
-1 flax egg
-2 teaspoons vanilla
-1/4 teaspoon baking soda
-1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
-pinch sea salt
-1/2 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or non stick baking mat.
2. Prepare flax egg (combine 1 Tablespoon ground flax with 3 Tablespoons water), set aside. Process nuts, oats, and dates in food processor until fine. Add flax egg, vanilla, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt, process until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
3. Spoon by tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes or until soft golden brown. Let cool a few minutes on cookie sheet. Enjoy.
adapted from this recipe by Stir it Up
-chopped nuts, seeds, or dried fruit
-oats: can be replaced with additional nuts
-flax egg: other egg substitute