Recipe by Chef Joey Z.
What does one give a raw vegan for Christmas. How about some delicious raw cookies. These turned out great and are very tasty indeed.
- 2 cups oats (soaked oat groats overnight)
- 1⁄2 cup almonds or 1⁄2 cup hazelnuts
- 1⁄2 cup goji berry
- 1⁄4 cup cacao, nibs
- 1⁄2 cup agave syrup (or other liquid sweetener such as maple syrup or honey)
- 1⁄2 cup cashews (ground to a fine powder)
Directions See How It's Made
- Using a food processor, blend the soaked oat groats in a food processor until the batter comes together. Put into a large bowl.
- In the food processor pulse the almonds (or hazelnuts) until you have a course chop. Remove and add to the oat groats.
- Add the goji berries, cacao nibs and your sweetner. Keep in mind the sweetner will affect the taste, but it probably will be good no matter which one you use.
- Also the liquid sweetener will make this very very sticky. If you want to cut back on the sweetener that wouldn't hurt.
- Mix all the ingredients in the bowl well.
- Grind the cashews to a fine powder. Be careful not to let them grind too long, you don't want cashew butter.
- Put the cashews in a flat bowl and spread it out evenly on the bottom.
- Using a tablespoon measure scoop out some of the oat mixture and put it in the cashew powder and roll to coat.
- When done all the little balls, put them into the dehydrator to dry. Use the plastic mesh sheets for these, not the slippery teflex ones.
- Drying can take up to 12 hours at 110'F, depending on how thick your cookies are.
- Pat each ball down to the desired thickness. Also how dry it is in your house can affect the drying time, so check them now and again during the first 6 hours.
- At about 6 hours flip the cookies and dry another 6 hrs if necessary.
- These look so pretty with the bright goji berries and the dark cacao nibs. Its very festive! You could also add some dried cranberries/blueberries or whatever you have in the pantry.
- Bon Appetit!