Raw (well, no bake) Nut Patties – Monday Made

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I don’t really know what to say about this one. I think the photography on Minimalist Baker‘s site just sucked me right in. And then I read the recipe and realised that it was so simple and not full of disgustingly naughty foods. Sort of. They aren’t exactly diet food, but they are nutritious.

I made my Nut Patties using peanut butter, macadamia and almonds. The original recipe calls for almonds and peanuts but I didn’t have those in my pantry today.

I was also thinking, as I made a note NOT to put one of these in my son’s kinder lunch box for fear of children with nut allergies, these could be made using no-nut-butter (or whatever that peanut butter alternative is) and other seed stuff or just nuts that kids aren’t allergic to.

They are dairy-free (Lindt 70% and 85% do not contain milk), and I think gluten-free….do oats have gluten? I know that you can get gluten-free oats…..or maybe use those quinoa flakes or rice flakes that make up the exciting gluten-free breakfast menu. I guess this also falls into the Paleo category too. Oh, oats. That’s not Paleo. You could probably swap the oats for something Paleo.

These are super tasty, but definitely a treat. Peanut butter has a lot of healthy oils, but they are still oils!peanutmix

What you need:

  • 1 cup peanut butter (with salt)
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup macadamia
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 6 medjool dates
  • 2 x 100g blocks of Lindt 70% chocolate.

What to do:

  1. In your food processor finely chop the oats and pitted dates. Remove from processor.
  2. Put the whole nuts into your food processor and turn into meal.
  3. Add the peanut butter and then the oats and dates and combine well. If the mixture is too dry, add some more date.
  4. Form the dough into patties and put in the freezer to firm up.
  5. Melt your dark chocolate (in the microwave?) and in small batches, so the patties don’t get really soft while they wait, dip them in chocolate. Store in the fridge.

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4 responses »

  1. They look great! I’ll make mine with quinoa flakes as I’m a gluten free person who also reacts to gf oats (about 20% do). Gf oats have recently become widely available, but some gf people can still react to these as the oat protein, avenin, has a gluten-like effect. I’ll try making these with my new nut butter maker ($50 delivered from Amazon). I use the sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter – very tasty! I think this would also go well with a little coconut dusted on top after the choc…

  2. Oohh yum! These look TASTY! Thx for the share!
    (But not entierly “raw”, as most peanuts and peanut butters, rolled oats (as opposed to steal cut oats or oat groats) and Lindt choc are all heat treated/processed or cooked).

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