Maple Oatmeal Raisin Squares


These delightful little squares taste just like oatmeal raisin cookie dough. A healthy alternative that will satisfy your cravings for baked treats in just a small bite! 


10 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped 

1 cup raw cashews

½ cup raw oats

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ tsp cinnamon

pinch of salt

¼ cup raisins 

raw coconut oil (for greasing the pan)

1. Put the dates, cashews, oats, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor. Blend until a sticky cookie dough forms, about 30 seconds. 

2. Stir in the raisins. 

3. Coat the bottom of an 8-inch square pan with coconut oil and spread the dough in the pan so it is about a ½ inch thick. 

4. Cover and freeze for 4 hours, until the dough is relatively firm. 

5. Store in the freezer—and enjoy a nice chewy treat when eaten out of the freezer. 

This is a recipe adaptation from a new favorite recipe book called Raw Energy by Stephanie Tourles. After going a couple weeks without refined sugar and flour…this book has been my saving grace since I do have a sweet tooth!