2 cups oat groats
¾ cup dates
½ cup dried raisins
½ cup walnuts
2 or 3 apples, grated
½ tsp salt
No need for any soaking of groats, dates or raisins. It is good if you can soak the walnuts for a few hours, but not absolutely necessary. Drain and rinse after soaking.
1. Grind dry groats in a blender into fine powder. A food processor may work as well.
2. Chop raisins and dates (remove pits from dates)
3. Grate apple on course part of grater (careful not to grate too fine like applesauce).
4. Rough or medium chop walnuts as desired.
Transfer groats to a bowl and add the raisins, dates, walnuts and apples. Mix well. The dry groat powder will be soaked up by the apples. Add cinnamon if desired.
Press into cookie rounds on a teflex dehydrator tray and dehydrate for about 10 hours and then remove teflex tray and turn for a couple more hours of dehydrating. Dehydrate until the cookies reach your desired texture.
Use the juice of an orange or lemon to dip your fingers into when pressing the dough into rounds. This works well to help keep your fingers from sticking to all the dough.
Cookies can also be baked at a very low temperature in the oven on a cookie sheet. You may want to turn them half way through.
These cookies are the bomb and work well for a travel snack. Enjoy!