At Mondays we love to put a wholesome spin on old classics! This sweet little slice has a warming spicy ginger hint and a unique buckwheat biscuit base. One slice is surely enough to satisfy your sweet tooth!
For the base:
1 cup buckwheat groats
1 cup cashews or almonds
1 cup dates, pitted
1/4 cup coconut oil
2-3 tbsp water
a pinch of salt
For the filling:
1 cup cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours or overnight then drained
1/4 cup maple, honey or rice malt syrup
1 1/2 cups coconut cream
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Earl Grey Syrup:
Combine 1 cup brewed ear grey tea with 1/3 cup honey in a small pot, and simmer on the stove until it is reduced by half. This will usually take about 10-15 minutes. Leave to cool.
To make the base, add all ingredients except for the water in to a food processor. Process for 1-2 minutes, and then slowly add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until it starts to come together. It will be a little sticky, don't worry!
Press the base in to a slice tin lined with baking paper.
To make the filling, add all ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor. Process until creamy and smooth. Pour the topping over the base, and then smooth out evenly.
Place in the freezer to set for at least 3 hours to set.
To serve, remove from the freezer and allow to thaw slightly for about ten minutes. Slice in to squares.
Store in an airtight container. The slice will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Recipe by Hannah Horton, Mondays Wholefoods Eatery
This recipe is so healthy that it kind of hurts... my sweet tooth because I ate SO many of these dang things! I can never quite justify buying or eating Oreo's despite their supposedly 'vegan' status because they contain non-sustainable palm oil and I'm not about deforestation and destruction of valuable habitat for hundreds of animals. No thank you! These are fudgey, chocolate-y, nourishing, and full of amazing raw and activated ingredients from Little Bird Organics' Pantry Staples range. Yum! However, if you leap into this recipe expecting it to taste just like a baked, white-sugar-laden, refined cookie then you will be sorely disappointed. This is more like a raw dessert in the shape of a tasty Oreo cookie - inspired loosely, if you will.
Whip this muesli up to share with your dad for brunch. I also rate muesli as a good snack idea too in the afternoon sometimes. It can save me from hitting those sugary snacks. I pair this with coconut yoghurt and blueberries. It’s great for satiety levels (you know, that all important “fullness factor”).
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