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Oatmeal Date Raisin Cookie Recipe

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Published May 2nd 2020
My husband and I have a major weakness for sugar. When we hit our 30s, we had the awakening and started taking our health more seriously. Tests confirmed that the mister is a borderline diabetic and I had gestational diabetes, both of which aren't great signs for our cravings. However, this did encourage me to use healthier, affordable and easily available alternatives to refined sugar, refined flour and butter (looking at you ! Mr Cholesterol)

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Oatsflour raisin date cookies

This was my first attempt at baking using "natural sugars, gluten-free and healthy fat" cookies and boy, were they good!
A quick and easy recipe to bake you a bite for your tea.

1 and a half cup oatmeal
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup pitted dates (or just pluck out the pit)
1/2 cup melted coconut oil ( I use the cooking variety)
1 medium egg (room temperature)
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
1 cup mixed currants & raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon/clove powder (optional but adds great flavour)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
A pinch of salt
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Ingredients. Pic courtesy -theeconomicsocio

Ingredients at room temperature make the cookies soft and chewy.
Line your baking tray with some baking paper and preheat the oven to 175 deg on fan-forced mode.

To make these easy delights
Add the pitted dates to a cup of boiling water. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes. Hot water softens the dates so that it can be mashed to a pulp. Make sure there are no lumps unless you want to bite into date chunks in your cookie.

If you have ready to use oatmeal, great! I blended some regular rolled oats, whole cloves (I did not have cinnamon powder at home) to make my oatmeal.

To this ground flour, add the baking soda cinnamon and some salt.
Beat your egg and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients- the beaten egg, the coconut oil, honey (to adjust the sweetness) and the well-mashed date pulp.

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Add your oatsflour to the wet mix

Combine the mixed flour part by part to the wet mixture. Add ->fold in -> add -> fold in.

Lastly, top it with the fruit and rolled oats. Fold it in gently.

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Oats and raisin goodness. Pic courtesy- Theeconomicosocio

The dough will be sticky and not fun to portion. Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes to reduce the moisture and make it easy to work with. You could use a scooper to scope out your cookies onto the baking paper or simply use your hands.

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Ready to get into the oven!!!

Chuck it in the oven for 15 minutes. If you enjoy a crunchy hard centre rather than a soft chewy one, keep it in for an extra 2 minutes but not any longer else the cookies might burn.

Pull it out of the oven immediately and let it rest before storing it in airtight containers ...and that's the way this cookie crumbles!

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