The title is a mouthful, just like this tasty little snack.
I have quite a few friends who can't eat wheat or dairy and since my love language is cooking for others, I tend to have a lot of compliant recipes up my sleeve. I tested these out on two of my friends, both men who love sweets but are really particular about low or minimally processed sugars for their treats. They both immediately asked for the recipe once I told them how simple the recipe was, and exclaimed that they would eat these everyday for breakfast or snacks at work. One asked to keep me on retainer for supplying him weekly and since he is my neighbour, I'm considering it.
Pro tip: get your ingredients from Costco because you'll be making these a lot.
Yield: Makes 12 large cookies
2 cups oats
1 cup almond flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup tahini
1/2 cup roasted almond butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 heaping tsps vanilla extract
About 6 medjool dates, chopped.
Preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, almond flour, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, combine the tahini, almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Mix well, then add to dry ingredients.
Mix until a sticky dough forms, then add the chopped dates.
Use your hands to roll the dough into 2" balls and place on baking sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes then carefully transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy warm or store in the fridge for up to a week, but I doubt they'll last that long!
Recipe is adapted from this blog post, I just altered the nut/ seed butter ratios. Enjoy!