Knockout Night-time Cookies

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Haile Thomas is only 19 but has already graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a certified integrative nutrition health coach (at age 16) and launched a nonprofit, called HAPPY (healthy, active, positive, purposeful, youth). She was inspired to launch her health journey after her father developed type 2 diabetes and since then has begun working as a wellness and compassion activist and a vegan food and lifestyle content creator. Her first book, Living Lively, has 80 delicious, wholesome, super-powered plant-based recipes—including this one.

Help your body wind down in the evenings with these tasty and calming cookies. Have a cookie (or two!) a couple of hours before going to bed to get in all the natural melatonin (which helps to balance our sleep cycles) from almonds and cherries.

Knockout Nighttime Cookies

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup mashed banana (about 1 medium banana)
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup chopped raw walnuts
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ⅓ cup rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • ¼ cup flaxseeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the banana, almond butter, coconut, walnuts, cherries, oats, flaxseeds, chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger until thoroughly combined. The batter will be moist.
  3. For each cookie, roll 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a ball and place on the prepared baking sheet, gently flattening the top with the palm of your hand. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden.
  4. Cool on a wire rack and grab a cookie! The cookies keep in an airtight container for up to one week.

Flahavan’s Oaty Blueberry Muffins

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Ingredients
100g (4oz) Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets (plus extra for topping)
50g (2oz) Flahavan’s Oat Bran
150g (6oz) self-raising flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
75g (3oz) brown sugar
100g (4oz) pitted dates, finely chopped (or any dried fruit you have)
1 beaten egg
250g (10oz) Natural yogurt
100g (4oz) melted butter
125g (5oz) Blueberries (or any fresh or frozen fruit you have)
Method
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/ Gas mark 4).
2. Place the oats, oat bran, flour, bicarbonate of soda, sugar and dates into a large bowl and mix well.
3. Then add the egg, yogurt and cooled melted butter to the bowl, stir gently to combine and fold in the blueberries.
4. Grease a muffin tin or line it with muffin cases and divide the mixture between the cases.
5. Sprinkle oats on top of each muffin and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until risen and golden brown.
Serve warm or cold.

Flahavan’s Oaty Blueberry Muffins

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Ingredients
100g (4oz) Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets (plus extra for topping)
50g (2oz) Flahavan’s Oat Bran
150g (6oz) self-raising flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
75g (3oz) brown sugar
100g (4oz) pitted dates, finely chopped (or any dried fruit you have)
1 beaten egg
250g (10oz) Natural yogurt
100g (4oz) melted butter
125g (5oz) Blueberries (or any fresh or frozen fruit you have)
Method
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/ Gas mark 4).
2. Place the oats, oat bran, flour, bicarbonate of soda, sugar and dates into a large bowl and mix well.
3. Then add the egg, yogurt and cooled melted butter to the bowl, stir gently to combine and fold in the blueberries.
4. Grease a muffin tin or line it with muffin cases and divide the mixture between the cases.
5. Sprinkle oats on top of each muffin and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until risen and golden brown.
Serve warm or cold.

Flahavan’s Oaty Carrot Cake by Neven Maguire

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Cake Ingredients: 
  • 100g (3½ oz) Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats
  • 50g (1¾ oz) chopped walnuts/pecans
  • 200g (7 oz) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200g (7 oz) grated carrot
  • 125g (4¼ oz) vegetable oil
  • 125g (4¼ oz) self-raising flour
  • pinch of salt
Icing Ingredients:
  • 50g (1¾ oz) butter
  • 75g (2½ oz) icing sugar
  • 50g (1¾ oz) cream cheese
  • orange zest
Topping Ingredients:
  • 50g (1¾ oz) Flahavan’s Jumbo Organic Oats
  • 25g (1 oz) honey
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • orange segments
Method 
For the cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas mark 4).
  2. Blitz the porridge oats in a food processor for approximately 1 minute until they are quite fine.
  3. Add all the other ingredients and blitz well.
  4. Pour the mixture into a 2lb loaf tin lined with parchment.
  5. Bake in the oven for 1- 1¼ hours – lowering the temperature if baking too quickly.
  6. Allow to cool.
For the Icing
  1. Beat the butter, icing sugar, cream cheese and orange zest together in a bowl and spread over the cooled cake.
For the Jumbo Oats Topping
  1. Put the jumbo oats into a bowl. Add the sunflower oil and honey and mix well.
  2. Spread on a baking tray lined with parchment.
  3. Bake at 150°C (300°F/Gas mark 2) for approximately 15 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Sprinkle over the iced carrot cake and decorate with orange segments.
The toasted jumbo oats can be stored in an airtight container and are delicious sprinkled over stewed fruit or added to yogurt.

Mary Flahavan’s delicious Carrot and Oatmeal cake

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  • Carrot Cake

    Another Mary Flahavan signature recipe – carrot cake with a healthy twist!

    Serves 16|Takes 30

    INGREDIENTS:

    Cake
    100g Flahavan’s Oat Bran or Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
    125g vegetable oil
    125g flour
    200g sugar
    1 tsp baking powder
    2 eggs
    200g grated carrot
    50g chopped walnuts
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    Icing
    50g butter
    125g icing sugar
    50g cream cheese
    Topping
    100g Flahavan’s Jumbo Oats
    2 tbsp. sunflower oil
    50g honey
    Orange rind to decorate

    METHOD:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C
    If using porridge oats instead of oat bran blitz in a food processor for approx. 1 minute until they are a finer texture.
    Add all the cake ingredients to the food processor and blend well.
    Pour the mixture into a 2lb loaf tin lined with parchment paper.
    Bake in the oven for 1-11/4 hours. Allow to cool on wire rack.

    For the Jumbo oats topping:
    Heat the oil and honey in a small saucepan, add the jumbo oats and mix well.
    Spread on to a baking tray, lined with parchment and bake at 150°C for approx. 15 minutes until golden brown.

    For the icing:
    Blend the butter, icing sugar and cream cheese in a food processor or mixer until smooth.
    Spread the icing over the cooled cake, sprinkle with some of the toasted jumbo oats and decorate with orange rind as desired.

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