raw chocolate chip cookie dough muffins
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The boy and I were supposed to go paddling today; spend the day on the lake and the likely to be uncrowded (given the strike, which has also stopped ferry service) islands. Instead, it rained. So today very quickly became a lazy Sunday. You know, the kind where when your phone rings you feel a bit indignant that someone would be so inconsiderate as to interrupt your doing nothing and want something of you. For me these days go hand in hand with something yummy to eat. Sadly I'm out of fruit, so smoothies were out of the question, and out of agave, so any easy chocolate yumminess was also a no go. And so were born these muffins, tasting deliciously like cookie dough.
1/2c macadamia nuts
1/2c dates, pitted and packed
1/4c raw cacao nibs
In a food processor pulse the cardamon, nutmeg, almonds and macadamia nuts until crumbly and well mixed. Put the dates in the processor and blend until well mixed and there's a doughy consistency, meaning the mixture is sticking together. Toss in the cacao nibs and pulse to mix well, but not pulverize.
Put liners in a muffin pan (or if you would like to serve without liners, use one repeatedly for a mold). Spoon mixture into liners and press down with your fingers or the spoon. Chill in the fridge for an hour or two before serving (this will help the mixture to better hold together).
Enjoy with a cold glass of nut milk.