- 175g medjool dates
- 125g + 4 tbsp oats
- 1-2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
- Pinch of cinnamon
Remove the stones from your dates.
Place the dates, ground almonds (left from your almond milk), oats, cinnamon and 1 tbsp orange juice in a food processor or blender.
Whiz till everything starts to come together into a sticky, oaty ball. Add more oats if the mix is too sticky or more juice if it’s too dry. It should be slightly softer than play dough.
Use a spoon to scoop out cherry tomato-sized balls of the mix. Roll in your hands till smooth.
Roll the pieces into little balls. Roll the balls through the 4 tbsp of oats, giving them a little oaty coating.
Will keep 3-4 days in the fridge, or you can freeze the mix, defrost and eat once soft.
Oatmeal cookie bath bombs: Cut a square of muslin or old fabric (about 16cm x 16cm). Spoon in 1 tbsp oats and a pinch of cinnamon. Pull the sides up. Twist. Tie securely with a string. Use in the bath as a sponge to make your skin super soft.
Make your own flour: You can also use your leftover oats to make homemade flour. Just put in a food processor and blitz till it looks like flour? If you’ve got a big pestle and mortar you can grind them by hand but this takes a bit more elbow grease. You can use your flour to make cakes, cookies, griddle cakes, scones and more.