But right now we are still talking about sweet treats.
This recipe is gluten free, refined sugar free, can be vegan, and tastes sinful!
The title," Healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Batter, " gives you a pretty good idea of what this delicious recipe is made of and what it tastes like. The sweetness comes from large Medjool dates & a little maple syrup, the oat flour gives it a nutty flavor, and a good quality chocolate just makes everything better. I actually tested this recipe out about 2 weeks ago and the result was okay, but after tweaking and testing it a few more times I finally got this recipe.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie DoughCreated by Rayna of Curious Country Cook
10 Medjool Dates, Pitted
4 Tbsp coconut oil or butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 -1 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 cup oat flour (gluten free oats)*
1/3 cup favorite chocolate bar, chopped or mini chocolate chips
*To make you own oat flour, add 1 cup of oats (gluten free or regular) into a small blender or food processor and blend until a fine powder.
-You could try using light agave instead of maple syrup.
1. Put the pitted dates into a small bowl, pour enough boiling water to cover the dates, and sit aside for at least 15 minutes. Reserve 1 tbsp of date water before draining the softened dates.
2. Add the softened dates, melted oil/butter, vanilla extract, 1/2 tbsp maple syrup, and the reserved date water into a food processor. Blend on high for 2 minutes, or until the dates break down and the mixture is smooth.
3. Dump the oat flour into the processor bowl and blend again until no flour is visible. Add in the 1/3 cup chocolate before pulsing a few times to get everything incorporated.
4. Taste to adjust sweetness -I usually use 1/2-1 Tbsp of maple syrup, but you could add more to making it sweeter.
I prefer to enjoy this chilled so I pour the batter into a bowl or mug, cover with plastic wrap, and chill for a few hours.