I haven’t really used my Froothie much lately. I say Froothie, but it’s the Optimum 9400 blender from Froothie. It is a powerful blender, virtually indestructible and because of it’s dual layers of blades can power through even concrete.
But I’m not blending concrete today, oh no! I’m baking raw again. One of my most popular recipes here on Cakeyboi is for raw coconut fudge. Although no heating or cooking is required, the raw refers to the unprocessed, natural ingredients in the food. Just a few healthy bits in the Froothie and in no time you have a delicious tasty sweet treat.
So, I thought I would have another bash at raw baking and came up with the idea of trying to flavour a raw cookie with the flavours of lime and mint – just like a mojito cocktail. I also added a splash of rum extract, but if you want to try making these, that is optional – you could always add a splash of vanilla extract instead.
The cookies themselves are made from oats blended into oat flour and cashews. These two provide a creamy flavour and keep the consistency like a firm cookie dough – which I love!I also added agave nectar for sweetness and coconut oil, which helps the cookies hold together.
On to the real flavour of these little beauties which comes from lime zest, freshly squeezed lime juice and mint leaves. As I mentioned, you could add rum extract if you like, or if not, vanilla extract is perfect too.
The mix in the blender forms into a dough which is really easy to form into balls. You can keep them that shape or flatten into cookies as I did. They then chill in the fridge to enjoy later.
These cookies contain no refined sugars and no bad fats. A healthy, easy snack - suitable for vegans - which you can pretend is a cocktail in your hand! Enjoy…
I am entering these raw cookies into Cook Blog Share hosted by Lucy over at Supergolden Bakes.
Disclosure Statement: I received the Optimum 9400 free to review. Any opinions expressed are my own.