Nut Butter "Oreos"

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I made these raw, nut butter "Oreos" for a Sister District Project meeting last week in Oakland and was delighted by just how satisfying this sweet, nutty, nutrient-packed treat is!

 

Side note: If you're feeling [insert adjective/expletive here] with this political climate, Sister District Project is working to harness the energy, frustration and [        ], from blue states and channel it to where it--where we--can make an impact. I encourage you to check them out!

 

As for these cookies...omg, they're divine. Inspired by peanut butter cookies made by Hold The Grains, these no bake, fruit sweetened and flourless cookies are a treat to feel good about. 

Ingredients

Filling

  • ½ cup sunflower butter (or alternative)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar 
  • ¼ Teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Cookies

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 ½ cups pitted dates
  • 3 tb cocoa powder
  • 1 tb flax seed
  • 2 tb coconut butter
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp sea salt (more to less to taste)

Instructions

  • Place the sunflower seeds in a food processor or high speed blender and pulse until well chopped. Transfer to a separate bowl.

 

  • Place the dates in the food processor/high speed blender and chop.  Add in the remaining ingredients, including the previously chopped seeds, and process until a dough forms.

 

  • Place the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out into a thin square. Use a round cookie cutter to cut cookies out of the dough.

 

  • This recipe can yield 24 cookies (making 12 sandwiches), but the amount may vary by the thickness of your cookies and the size of the cookie cutter. If you don’t have a round cookie cutter, you can use a thin glass or jar.
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  • Place all the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and transfer to the freezer for about 10 minutes.

 

 

  • Make the filling by combining all the ingredients in a small bowl and mixing well with a fork.

 

 

  • Remove the chilled cookies from the freezer. Place a small dollop in the center of one cookie.

 

 

  • Sandwich another cookie on top and place the sandwich back on the baking sheet. Repeat with all of the cookies.
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  • Let the cookies chill in the freezer 5-10 minutes or until ready to enjoy!

 

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Sachi Doctor

Elemental Alchemy, 90 Rio Vista Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94611

Sachi Doctor is an Ayurvedic practitioner and holistic health coach who founded Elemental Alchemy with the mission to provide a resource for those navigating their way towards optimal mind-body health.

Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at a young age, Sachi has spent over twenty years exploring different health modalities, treatment plans, diets and mindfulness practices to help alleviate chronic pain and restore balance.

After years of looking to others for a model of health with no relief, Sachi realized that the answers she sought were not hidden in someone else’s prescription for wellness but unique to her, and that the first step towards discovery was actually tuning out what was right for others and tuning into herself.

As she tapped into the wisdom of her own body, she discovered that the elements foundational for health  — the blueprint she so fervently sought — was within her, within each of us. Since then Sachi has been passionate about helping others also cultivate clarity and inner wisdom for vibrant health.

In addition to her Ayurvedic and nutrition education, Sachi has completed over 800 hours of yoga teacher training and continues to study with her mother, her first yoga teacher, for whom these practices are a way of life.

Sachi is a board member of the Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin State Prison and serves as an ambassador for Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit that raises funds within the US yoga community to support microcredit programs for women in India. She holds a Msc in Development from the London School of Economics.