Healthy Christmas Cookies You Will Love
It's almost Christmas Love Squad. We love the holiday season – and especially all the cookies we get to eat during these weeks. And because we also want to take care of our health during this time, we share our favorite cookie recipe with you. It's extra light because it contains no sugar and super yummy.
Light and fluffy energy cookies
150 g applesauce (unsweetened) 300 g oat flakes 170 g almond butter 10 dates (pitted) 50 ml coconut oil a pinch of salt ½ tsp vanilla ½ lemon 5 apricots (dried) 60 ml maple syrup (or honey or agave nectar, if you prefer) 1 Tbsp chia seeds 40 g pumpkin seeds 40 g cranberries (dried)
Preheat the oven in convection mode to 180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the chia seeds with 4 Tbsp of water and set them to the side to soak for a few minutes. Quarter the dried apricots and squeeze the lemon. Grind about ⅓ of the oat flakes into coarse flour using a food processor or a mixer. Combine the flour, the remaining oat flakes, the vanilla and the salt in a bowl. Crush the dates with a fork.
Melt the coconut oil in a pot, add the dates and the almond butter and let the mixture simmer at low heat. Be careful not to burn the almond butter! Next, mix together well the dry ingredients with the almond-date paste, the lemon juice, the chia seeds, the maple syrup, the applesauce and the quartered apricots.
If the dough gets too dry you can add some vegetable oil. Finally, fold the pumpkin seeds and the cranberries into the dough. Shape medium-sized balls from the dough and place them on the baking sheet. Press the balls flat with a teaspoon and bake them in the preheated oven for about 15 – 20 minutes. The cookies are perfect as quick “pick-me-ups” during a long day at work.
Makes around 1 baking sheet
1 cookie contains 130 calories