CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

DIFFICULTY: EASY           PREP TIME: 10 MIN             TOTAL TIME: 90 MIN

Easy to prep and absolutely delicious!

As we are nearing the end of the year, why not indulge in an easy to make recipe that you can enjoy with your kids.

Get some activity done in your daily routine and have fun rolling these truffles in cocoa powder and shredded coconut.

Let’s jump straight into the recipe!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 100 g oat flour
  • 150 g pitted dates
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 30 g smarties
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 50 g peanuts

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Soak the dates and peanuts in warm water for 2 minutes.
  2. Drain the water completely.
  3. In a food processor, add the dates, peanuts, vanilla essence, salt and cocoa powder.
  4. Blend the ingredients until fully mixed.
  5. Pour the oat flour to the blended mixture and blend the oats into the mixture until fully mixed.
  6. Put the dough in a bowl and set it for 90 minutes in the fridge.
  7. Remove the dough from the fridge and use a scoop to spoon out the dough and roll them into balls.
  8. Decorate the truffles with coconut and cocoa powder.
  9. Decorate the truffles the Halloween way with some smarties.
  10. Set the truffles in the fridge for 10 minutes and enjoy!
  11. Set the dough in a fridge for 90 minutes.

 

FUDGY OATMEAL BROWNIES

PREP TIME: 10 min BAKING TIME: 30 min DIFFICULTY: easy

These Fudgy Oatmeal Brownies are so rich and indulgent. Made with Oat flour and dates as a replacement for sugar, these must be on your list of comfy dessert treats this winter!

These oatmeal brownies have been on my recipes to try list for a long time now. I love how the weather has turned out to be here in Cape Town, the weather has been complimenting the food I make lately ~ comfy food that you can indulge in with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

WHY OATMEAL?

I love how oats make you feel full before you even finish a bowl of oats.

As many people are now vying for healthier options in order to boost their immune system, I wanted to make something along those lines of boosting your immune system as well as enjoying the food you are eating.

Here are a few benefits of using oatmeal as a main ingredient in your baking:

  • Oats are rich in antioxidants ~ good for skin
  • Oats lower cholesterol levels
  • Oats aid in regulating blood sugar levels
  • Oats contain powerful soluble fiber ~ good for gut health
  • Oats aid in weight management ~ they fill you up quickly and you won’t be hungry for a couple of hours.

Now let’s jump in to the recipe below:

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 200 grams pitted dates
  • 80 grams melted butter
  • 1 ½ cup oat flour
  • ½ t baking powder
  • ½ t salt
  • 6 T cocoa powder
  • 1 T vanilla essence

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Soak the dates in hot water for 5 minutes.
  3. In a food processor, blend the dates until smooth.
  4. In a bowl, use an electric mixer to whisk the eggs, butter and vanilla essence until frothy.
  5. In a larger bowl, add the dates, flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder.
  6. Pour the egg mixture to the flour and use a spatula to blend all ingredients until smooth and glossy.
  7. Line your baking tray with a parchment paper.
  8. Pour the mixture into the tray and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  9. Cool the brownies for 10 minutes before serving.
  10. Decorate the brownies with some caramel treat. Enjoy!