Agave What??


Yesterday I took my son to an Easter egg hunt at a friend’s house, and my friend Kristin made this amazing healthy dessert. She mentioned it is on Pinterest so I looked it up and finally found the original recipe on http://www.adashofcompassion.com. It is basically “Healthy Cookie Dough”. “Does that even exist” you might ask. Um, yes it does or something close to it. I wouldn’t devour too much of these because they are still packed with calories, but consider them a healthy alternative to it’s vixen cousin, the sinful chocolate chip cooke dough ball. These balls are made with chocolate chips, oats, vanilla extract (please don’t use imitation vanilla), walnuts, and agave nectar. I had to research exactly what Agave Nectar is to fully understand this mystery ingredient. Here is a brief summary about it (www.allaboutagave.com):

“While agave (pronounced ah-GAH-vay) is best recognized as the plant from which tequila
is made, it has also been used for thousands of years as an ingredient in food.
The nectar made from the plant is known in Mexico as aguamiel, or ‘honey water’.”

Here is the cookie dough recipe taken from
http://www.adashofcompassion.com/2011/01/raw-cookie-dough-bites/
It is must try!!! You won’t regret it!
Raw cookie dough bites

Ingredients

2/3 cup raw almonds
2/3 cup raw walnuts
2/3 cup raw oat flakes (see note below)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup raw agave nectar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips
Instructions

In a food processor, process the almonds, walnuts, oats, cinnamon and salt to a fine meal.
Add the agave nectar and vanilla and process to combine.
Next, add the cocoa nibs (or chocolate chips) and pulse just to combine.
Roll the cookie dough into balls (about 1 tbsp each) and place them on a cookie pan lined with parchment paper. Place the pan in the freezer for about an hour to firm up. Store balls in a tightly covered container in the freezer.

A special thanks to my friend, Kristin, for introducing these to me. They were AMAZING!!! 🙂

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