Saturday, February 14, 2015

Raw Oreos





I am a real sweet tooth. Cakes, cookies, pancakes; I love it all! Now lately I have been obsessed with one particular type of cookies and those are Oreos. I just love everything about them, but sadly they are not very healthy.
Last year I bought the book ‘Powerfood’ by Rens Kroes. It’s a Dutch cookbook and yes, her sister is Doutzen Kroes! I have been making lots of healthy things from the book and there was one recipe in particular that I really wanted to try: Raw Oreos. A healthier version of my beloved Oreo cookies. So last week I made them and let’s say they are freaking amazing! They don’t taste like your regular Oreo, but they are sooo yummy and healthy too.
That’s why today I am sharing the recipe of these raw cookies!


What do you need?
Cookies
50 gr oats
180 gr almonds
100 gr unseeded dates
120 gr raw cacao powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon

Cashew Cream
130 gr raw cashews
Two tablespoons of water
One tablespoon of unsweetened vanilla-extract
One tablespoon of melted coconut oil
A pinch of salt
One tablespoon of agave syrup


How do you make them?
Soak the raw cashews, in water, for 4 hours and soak the unseeded dates, also in water, for 15 minutes.  I prepared the raw cashews the night before, so I probably soaked them for about 12 hours.
Put the oats, almonds, soaked dates, raw cacao powder and cinnamon in a food processor and mix it until the cookie mixture has a fine consistency. I found that the mixture was too crumbly and I couldn’t make proper cookies out of it, so I added a bit of coconut oil to the mixture.
Put the cookie mixture on a piece of baking paper and roll it out until it’s about ½ cm. Then cut out circular cookies, about the same size as an Oreo. I used a glass to do this. It takes a bit of time to get all the cookies to look good, but in the end it went alright. :).
Firstly, clean up the food processor so you can make the cashew cream. Put the soaked cashews, water, unsweetened vanilla-extract, melted coconut oil, salt and the agave syrup in the food processor. Mix it until it has a creamy and smooth consistency.
Now it’s time to make the raw Oreos! Take a cookie and put a bit of the cashew cream on the cookie. Top it with another cookie and press the two cookies together. Repeat this until there are no cookies left.


There you have it: your own homemade raw Oreos! They are super delicious and made with healthy ingredients. You can even put them in the freezer, so that when you are craving something sweet you can just take one out!

Please let me know if you have made these raw Oreos, because they are AMAZING!

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