Raw Food: Date Coconut cookies – 100% raw & nut free

February 21, 2009 in cookies, raw

Raw Food: Date Coconut Sunflower and Pumpkin seed cookies

I have been experimenting with the dehydrator and blending, mostly modestly sweet to savory things. Today’s raw food recipe is more about the sweet. These date heavy cookies should not be eaten every day unless you are trying to gain weight.

I suggest only making as much as you will eat over a few days so that you are not storing them for a long time. They retain quite a lot of moisture even after drying overnight. I prefer them this way so that they are not crumbly.

I put them in the fridge to be extra sure.

I really enjoyed these cookies, they pack in a lot of flavor and of course they are 100% nut free!

Raw Food: Date Coconut Sunflower and Pumpkin seed cookies

Nika’s date coconut cookies – 100% raw & nut free

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 c raw pumpkin seeds (split)
  • 5 depitted dates (dried, organic)
  • 1/2 c organic coconut, medium shred
  • 2 T raw unheated honey
  • 1/4 c coconut juice (as needed to moisten)
  • 1/8 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch of sea salt

Raw Food: coconut date cookies

Directions:
Add all ingredients to processor and blend until seeds have broken down and a dough is formed. Without enough of the coconut juice, the mix will just go around and around in the processor bowl. Adding just enough juice allows a dough to begin to form.

Do not make it soupy though!

Use a small cookie dough scooper and portion out onto paraflexx sheets. Press the cookies a bit flat, making sure all cookies are essentially the same size/thickness.

Raw Food: coconut date cookies

(paraflexx sheet)

Raw Food: coconut date cookies

Raw Food: coconut date cookies

Raw Food: coconut date cookies

Dehydrate at 135F for 2 hours and then turn down to 115F and allow to go overnight.

Raw Food: coconut date cookies

Remove after cooled and keep in cool dry place in a ziptop bag.

Raw Food: Date Coconut Sunflower and Pumpkin seed cookies

If you try this, let me know how it goes for you!