Monday, May 31, 2010

Protein Rich Oat Cookies

For you who have already read this post can see that I changed the picture. The first one was too cold and did not give these Protein rich Oat Cookies justice. When I made the batch in the picture I used a jar lid to get the perfect rounds. You do not have to do that and as you can see in the directions in the recipe I haven't even mentioned any use of any molds. My sister AnnaMaria who was with me when I made the forth and fifth batch of these sweet cookies told me that a real cookie should look a bit chunky and not too sharp around the edges. It is Friday morning, sun is shining here in London and I can just sense the smell of the coffee. My grandfather has always been a real cookie monster. Whenever he and my grandmother came to visit me and my family he brought his own jar of cookies to make sure that he would never be left without. Although he ate all kinds of cakes and cookies there was one buttery oat cookie I remember he always brought with him to my family home. I remember the exact taste of that cookie and I woke up one morning some time ago wanting that exact same cookie but in a more healthy adult me kind a way.

Protein Rich Oat Cookies
1dl/100ml almonds
6 dried pitted dates
1dl/100ml oats
1 medium sized egg

Preheat the oven to 175ºC/350ºF and line a baking tray with baking paper. Combine almonds and dates in a food processor until the almonds are completely grounded.Transfer the mixture to a medium sized bowl. Add the oats and egg in to the bowl and blend using a spoon until well combined. Form the cake mixture into 9 equally sized balls almost the size of a ping pong ball and place them on the lined baking tray. Gently press the balls with your hands to form a flat cookie approx. 0.5cm high. Bake them in the oven for 12min and then leave to cool.

Theses cookies are an excellent choice for anyone who is looking for a healthy protein rich snack loaded with essential fats to maintain glowing skin and hair, a slim body, and lean muscles.  They are also perfect to bring to any picnic, to keep in a jar for unexpected company or to serve on a children's birthday party or an adult birthday party accompanied with a fruit compote and a good quality vanilla ice cream.  

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