Sunday, April 4, 2010

Oat, Fig and Nut Cookie Bites

Today I did two variations of these.  The first is the one that holds together better, and is easier to make.  These are a little like a cookie form of my trail mix, but use more nuts.

Ingredients (makes 12-14 tiny cookies)
25g coarse porridge oats
25g almonds
25g macadamia nuts
40g sticky figs from a packet
about 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  •  Preheat an oven to 200C.
  • Put  everything in a blender, and blend until finely chopped and sticky.
  • Form teaspoons of the mixture into balls and press into rounds.
  • Put onto baking paper on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack, and store in an airtight container.
Variation Ingredients
25g porridge oats
25g almonds
25g pumpkin seeds
40g dried apricots
1 tsp honey
about 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Apricots aren't really sticky enough, and the pumpkin seeds don't bind so well.  Prunes would also work well as the fruit, I think, and other more binding seeds instead of the pumpkin seeds.  But the variation is also delicious.

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