These delicious sweet treats had me at almond butter, oatmeal, and no added sugar....
That's right these fudgy, nutty, sweet treats have no added sugar AND are still very delicious! They help satisfy that sweet tooth, while still being a healthier option.
I found a recipe similar to this that called for almond meal. However, after searching our local grocery store and not finding what I needed I decided to make them with oat flour instead. I always make my own oat flour because it's super easy. Just throw some oats in a food processor and blend until they have they consistency of flour. For this recipe my sweet tooth became impatient so my oats were a little more coarse than usual which was fine for this recipe. The batter for the base had a harder time coming together because of the oat flour being a little more coarse so I added a spoonful of almond butter to get the batter to come together. You might have to do the same depending on your oat flour.
Once the base is ready divide the mixture into a muffin tray filling 6-8 of the muffins. I pressed the base down with my fingers.
Next, it's time for the topping. Wipe out the food processor before adding all the ingredients listed for the topping. Blend until smooth. Go ahead and give it a taste! It tastes like dark chocolate goodness. Divide the topping evenly among the 6-8 bases. Store the cups in the freezer for a couple hours to allow them to firm up. Once they are hardened pop them out and store in a ziplock freezer bag. Enjoy!
These are a nice guilt free dessert or sweet treat. I think next time I will even try to make them using mini muffin tins so they can be bite sized. Dates also tend to have a lot of natural sugar so I thought about just taking the base and rolling it into 1 inch balls and freezing those for less sugar. I might even add bananas to it. Yum! The possibilities are endless!
Almond Butter Oatmeal Cups
* These Almond Butter Oatmeal Cups are great right out of the freezer or fridge and even better if you set them out for a little bit to get room temperature.
* Dates tend to have a lot of natural sugar so you can also just take the base and roll it into 1 inch balls and freeze them for less sugar.
Recipe adapted from Peachy Palate