Originally this was meant to be fig rolls recipe, but somebody in my house ate all the figs before I had a chance to make this recipe, therefore I had to go for my emergency stash of dates and created clean date rolls instead. You can of course you figs instead of dates.
My daughter is crazy about fig rolls. I never bought them for her, but her nanny loves them and always has some in her house, so this where my daughter’s love for fig rolls comes from. Whenever I pick up Sofia from her nanny’s house after work and we hop on the train to go home, Sofia often carefully takes out of her pocket two fig rolls wrapped up lovingly by her nanny in a napkin and slowly eats them making sure they last the whole 40 minutes train journey. A foodie in the making I would say, wouldn’t you?
- 1 cup oat flour (oats blended in food processor)
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 1/2 cup ground chia seeds (I used ChiaBia )
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (or any other liquid sweetener)
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- 3 tbsps coconut oil
- 3 tbsps apple puree or mashed banana
- Date filling
- 1 cup dates, pitted
- 2 tbsp lemon juice