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.
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:
- In your food processor finely chop the oats and pitted dates. Remove from processor.
- Put the whole nuts into your food processor and turn into meal.
- Add the peanut butter and then the oats and dates and combine well. If the mixture is too dry, add some more date.
- Form the dough into patties and put in the freezer to firm up.
- 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.