If you omit the vegan chips this can be a totally raw vegan recipe. I added the chips as a special treat for my 5 monkeys. I used my raw carob powder and the amazing Raw Wild crafted Ground Vanilla from Ultimate Superfoods, that I purchased while away at my Raw Chef Training up in MI.
Let's look at the recipe:
Almost Raw Mini Monkey Cookies
by Elizabeth @ rawlivingandlearning.blogspot.com
1 1/2 Cups raw oats, grind into a flour in food processor
2 T raw carob powder
pinch of Himalayan salt
pinch or two of raw vanilla powder
6 soaked dates
2 organic ripe bananas
1 T alfalfa sprouts or clover sprouts (the kids will not even know!!)
1/2 C vegan chocolate chips (optional of course)*
Place your oat flour into a mixing bowl and add the carob powder, salt and vanilla powder, mix well. In food processor, pulse the dates, sprouts and bananas till just smooth, pour over wet ingredients and mix. Dough should be almost the consistency of traditional cookie dough, but slightly wetter. Next fold in the optional vegan chips. Spoon onto teflex dehydrator sheets and dehydrate on 110 degrees for 12-16 hours. Enjoy!
*NOTE: If you omit the chips you will probably need to add a bit more raw sweetener.