Date & Oat Raw Cookies

This recipe really couldn't be easier and it is fantastic as a quick, sweet treat for adults and kids. There is no added sugar but dates are full of natural sugars so it doesn't need any help there! If you are worried about nut allergies simply substitute the pecans for more oats- it will just take a minute longer in the food processor.

100g dates, destoned and roughly chopped

50g porridge oats

25g pecan nuts

25g dried apple

2 tbsp coconut oil

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz down for 3-4 minutes until you have a rough looking cookie dough - you will still be able to see oats but it should easily stick together.

Remove onto a piece of baking parchment and mould into a long sausage to the bottom half of the sheet. Roll up the parchment to make a tight sausage shape and twirl the edges like a giant sweet wrapper.

Place in the freezer for 2 hours and then just slice up as and when you want some. You can store in the freezer as the sugars in the dates will prevent it from freezing solid.