Recipes from Spring 2021 issue of True Natural Health

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100 gm pitted dates
85 ml boiling water
1 egg
2 Tbsp maple syrup, agave nectar or honey (to taste) 
3 Tbsp coconut oil (melted), olive oil or melted butter
1 tsp vanilla essence


130 gm rolled oats
40 gm flaked or slivered almonds
25 gm desiccated coconut
½ cup currants or other dried fruit
80 gm almond meal
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 180ºC or160ºC (fan forced oven). Line a tray with baking paper.
Chop dates, place in a bowl with the boiling water, cover and leave to soak for 10 minutes.
Mash the dates into a paste with a potato masher or blender.
Add remaining wet ingredients and mix well.
Add dry ingredients and mix well. Divide into 8 balls and flatten on the tray into thick rounds.
Bake for 20 minutes until golden.
Remove from oven, leave to cool on the tray.