These cookies are awesome for breakfast, a snack or any meal of the day. They aren’t overly sweet, which is how I like my cookies in the morning. Just sweetened with fruit, they are as guilt free as cookies come. In fact, these cookies are equal parts healthiness and deliciousness. If you like them sweeter, you can add more figs. Oat flour and almond flour can be made by grinding oats and almonds in a blender. Just don’t blend them at the same time!
1.5 cups oat flour
1 cup almond flour
3 tablespoons ground chia or flaxseeds
10 dried figs
½ cup water
1 ripe banana
1 cup fresh or frozen wild blueberries
1 and ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If using frozen blueberries, heat for two minutes in the microwave and set aside. Cut the stems off the dried figs and cut the figs into slices. They don’t have to be too thin because they will be going into the blender. Place water and figs into a bowl and heat the figs in the microwave for a minute. This will get them nice and soft to work in the blender. Once heated, pour the figs and the water into a blender with the banana, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Blend until a smooth paste forms.
In a separate bowl, combine oat flour, almond flour, chia seeds and baking powder. Mix thoroughly. Pour the fig paste into this mixture and mix to create a dough. Add a bit more oat flour if needed. Pour fresh or defrosted frozen blueberries into the dough mixture and mix until they are evenly incorporated in the dough. If using frozen blueberries, it’s very important not to add the blueberry juice to along with the blueberries. This will make the dough too liquidy. If some juice does get in the dough, you can add a bit more flour to compensate for the extra liquid.
Add tin foil on a cookie sheet and lightly oil the foil. Using a spoon and your hands, mold the dough into cookies. You should get between 8-10 cookies. Place them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes. How much cooking time required depends entirely on the size of your cookies, so make sure that they are cooked through and use the written time as a guideline. You get the absolute best result if you let them rest for 10 minutes before eating them, so they get to firm up a bit more.