The Cacao Date Cookie – BY MICHELLE T.


  • 10 large dates
  • 1 cup of oats, gluten free
  • 2 1/2 tbsp of almond butter (like the crunchy brand from Trader Joe’s)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp of cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips or vegan chocolate chips
  • To garnish: coconut whipped cream, strawberries, and vegan chocolate chips


  • Remove pits from dates and soak in a cup of water to make softer for the blender.
  • Dry dates.
  • In a large blender, add oats, dates, crunchy almond butter, and cacao powder, and pulse to mix.
  • Fold chips in last and mix.
  • Tablespoon the raw cookie dough into balls and then press into a small flat cookie shape on a cookie sheet. Repeat this process until you finish using all the dough.


You can add 1 tbsp of maple syrup to make the cookies
sweeter, or 1 tbsp of coconut oil for a richer flavor.