Heather is one of my YTT classmates and she brought these delicious treats to share with our group. I warn you now, these are a little addictive. Very hard to have just one. And it’s crazy, but they really taste like oatmeal raisin cookie dough, but are made with super healthy ingredients like cashews, hemp seeds and shredded coconut.
I made this to share at a summer solstice yoga potluck (yes, this is the kind of thing I do regularly) last week. They were super easy to make and a big hit. They’re actually kind of perfect for dessert. A little something sweet, but not too heavy and good for you.
So this weekend, Heather taught a sunrise yoga class. It was her first class to teach after our training and she did an amazing job. Such a natural teacher and a beautiful yogini. I’m so lucky to know her and so happy to share her recipe with you.
Oh, I followed her recipe without any changes, but you could make all kinds of substitutions here. Like dried tart cherries or cranberries instead of raisins. Or throw some walnuts or pecans in the mix.
Heather’s Raw Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough
Makes 12-18 cookie dough balls
1/2 cup raw cashews
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
1 cup pitted medjool dates
1/2 tsp pure vanilla
2 Tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4-1/2 cup golden raisins
In a food processor, add the cashews, hemp seeds, salt, cinnamon and oats and whiz until crumbly. Add the dates and vanilla and whiz again for a minute or so. It will appear as if nothing is happening at first, but soon it will start to become sticky. When this happens, add the coconut and process again. Continue processing until it forms a ball on the blade. Stop machine and remove dough to a mixing bowl. Stir in raisins. Take small scoops of dough ( a couple of teaspoons in size) and roll in your hand. Repeat until you have rolled all of the dough. Refrigerate for an hour or more until chilled.