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No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bites

I’m back on Youtube!  Internet returned last Friday and I’m excited to finally be able to produce videos for you guys again.  Our little spot was without internet for 6 months, without electricity for 4.5 months and without phone service for 4 and it’s surreal to be able to play music while I video edit, send out an email without a glitch, or watch netflix with my partner to unwind at night.  I find something new to be grateful for every day.

It’s part of what I talk about in my video today.  It includes a little update, an announcement, a recipe, beach time and a mini “what I eat.”

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bites
 
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Serves: 1 dozen
Ingredients
  • ½ c dates
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • 1 tablespoons ground flax
  • 2 teaspoons ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon nut milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup raisins
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, pulse to break up the dates.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, minus the raisins until the mixture begins to clump together.
  3. Either fold in the raisins by hand or quickly pulse them in to the mixture.
  4. Roll out into "bliss ball" bites.
  5. I made about a dozen teaspoon balls.

These oatmeal raisin cookie bites actually came to fruition one day when I was craving cookies but too tired to bake.  They came together in 10 minutes flat, completely sweetened by raisins and dates and tasted so spot on that I’ve been making them ever since whenever the craving for oatmeal raisin cookies hit.  I’ve taken these along with me on numerous hikes and beach days with success and they are little bites of energy and satisfaction.  My favorite part is probably how sweet and gooey they are.  For optimal taste and an added benefit, I highly recommend using ceylon cinnamon for this.  This is what they call true cinnamon and when studies are done on the benefits of cinnamon, it’s not the widely available imitation cinnamon they speak of.

I’ve also used this as a crust for my raw vegan cheesecake which will be featured in my new upcoming e-book, Beginner Vegan.  It’s also excellent as a topping for smoothie or cereal bowls.

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