You know when something healthy taste good and you're just like "Is this healthy?" Why does it taste so good? Welcome to my world. I tested out this recipe over the weekend and 10 minutes down, I already knew I had a hit with the base. I wanted it to be sugar free, gluten free, vegan and use a minimal amount of ingredients.
It's hard to make things that meet all those points taste good, but this was BOMB af. The base is so good, I'm going to try and develop them into cookies next week so stay tuned. It's sweet, and holds up quite well. If anything, it's a bit dry on its own but when the moisture from the fruits and the chocolate sink in, you're golden.
1 cup fresh dates, pitted
1 cup oatmeal flour, plus more for dusting
1 small banana, mashed
1 tsp salt
Cinnamon or any warming spice you like
As many fruits as you'd like
Melted Dark chocolate | If you're vegan, make sure it's vegan chocolate
Preheat the over to 200C
*I used really soft omani dates so I could easily process this into a pulp with my hands, however you could whack this in your food processor and be done in no time.
In a large bowl, massage the dates into the oatmeal, salt and spices. Then add the mashed banana and massage with your hands till you get a moist palpable dough, about 5 minutes.
Roll out the dough on a board covered with oat flour and flatten into a circle, using more oat flour as you go, *the dough can get quite sticky. The dough can be as thick or think as you like but I like it on the thinner side, once baked it will hold quite well.
Bake for 15 minutes until firm to touch and leave to cool on a wire rack. Top as you like with fruits and drizzle some melted dark chocolate to hold it all together, serve immediately or chilled.