Holiday Recipe: Raw Apple Cookie Recipe from Free People Bldg 25 November 05 2015


Now these are no ordinary toffee apples. No, these are scooped onto a raw spiced almond cookie, topped with your favourite coconut yoghurt and a sprinkling of my Dust Granola. No, these are, in fact, a taste bud explosion! Much like the fireworks display we would be ooh’ing and ah’ing over later. So onto the recipe.

Makes 6 cookies
For the cookie 
1 cup of pitted medjool dates
1 1/2 cups ground almonds (you can use whole and whizz them up in a processor yourself, too)
3 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the apples 
3 medium-sized apples – sliced thinly
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp clove – ground
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
2 tbsp date nectar/syrup
optional: pinch of Himalayan salt
*You could also use mixed spice here — I happened to have them separately. You’d need about 3-4 tsp.
food processor
grease-proof paper/baking paper
lined baking tin (or plate will also be fine)
cookie cutter – my preferred shape was a star — what shouts fireworks-inspired cookies more, right?!

rolling pin – hands will also do just fine

What to do:
1. First, preheat your oven to about 150 degrees. Now onto making the cookie base. Place all of your ingredients into a food process/blender and whizz together slowly until the ingredients combine. Leave a small amount of the ground almonds with which to roll your dough out. You may also need to scrape down the sides of your blender.
2. Once you have a dough-like consistency, sprinkle the remaining almond meal onto a surface where your dough does not stick. Press or roll out and use your cutter to create about 1cm thick shapes.
3. Place your cookies onto a plate or tray and place in the fridge/freezer for about 30 minutes to harden up. You may need to leave them for a little longer if putting in the fridge.
4. Now for those delicious sticky toffee apples. Thinly slice your apples, leaving the skin on. Put in a baking tray and add the rest of the ingredients. You can add more spice, if desired, and a tiny pinch of salt. Bake until slightly browned, soft and gooey. Around 20-30 minutes, but do keep an eye on them!
5. Remove your cookies from the freezer, spoon a good dollop of the warm apples on each, and serve with your favourite dairy-free coconut ice cream or yoghurt (and not forgetting a sprinkling of Dust Granola and some extra maple syrup)! These also make for a killer leftover breakfast, — just add a few chopped fresh apples or other desired fruit, another handful of Dust Granola, and you’ve got yourself a pretty amazing, healthy starter meal!

Source: Raw Apple Cookie Recipe + FP UK Bonfire Night


Source: Raw Apple Cookie Recipe + FP UK Bonfire Night

Source: Raw Apple Cookie Recipe + FP UK Bonfire Night

Source: Bldg 25 Blog – The Free People Fashion & Inspiration Blog