We all know I love my sweets and I really try to keep them to a minimum. What I am about to give you is something so yummy you will think that is so bad for you. This roll has quite a few dried dates in and dates are really full of sugar so one slice of this is more than enough.
You can make a roll for something for after dinner to have with your coffee or tea. You could pack a little slice for a treat in your little ones lunch box. They will love it.
Jaffa Date Rolls
1/4 cup of coco
1 cup of rolled oats
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1/3 cup of cooked quinoa ( cooled)
9 dried apricots
handful of pepitas
teaspoon of orange zest
cup of Coconut
First off cook your quinoa as per the directions on the packet along with the orange peel. once cooked set aside to cool and dry out a little,discard the peel
put the dates,zest and coconut oil into a blender and blend until it forms a ball ( or close to one). then add the Coco blend until mixed through. Turn out into a bowl. No this part get sticky but fun. This is where your little hands can help you. put the cup of rolled oats and pepitas into the date mixture and squish together. Once combined add the quinoa and do the same.
Put the mixure into a lined baking tray and spread out. Pop into the fridge for around 30 mins. Once set take the mixture along with the baking paper out and place on your bench. line up the apricots down one end.
use the lining to help roll mixture without getting your hands messy.
Keep rolling until you cannot roll anymore
then roll into the coconut
then slice up
TA DA !
sorry about my crappy photos