Going On The Perfect Date, With A Pecan

A few months ago when I was in New York, I made a variation of these cookies with my friend Marika. We ate so much batter, we couldn’t stand the idea of baking the rest into cookies that night. She met me for yoga the next day, and brought the cookies (freshly baked that morning!) for an after-yoga snack. These are the perfect energizing treat, and without wheat, gluten, refined sugar, and packed chock-full of nuts and dried fruit, they feel healthy. In fact, they are healthy. But, they don’t taste healthy!

So, when Marika visited me in California last month, she brought the recipe with her. I hadn’t had a chance to make them until a few days ago, when Talia and I wanted to whip up some goodies. They are so easy and fast to make – and don’t require specific fancy ingredients! You can use whatever kinds of nuts you have in your house, or leave out the carob chips, or substitute another liquid sweetener (honey instead of brown rice syrup?), or adapt them to whatever your preferences are. Make sure to eat a lot of the batter before baking them, just because.

Carob Date-Nut Cookies Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats
1 2/3 cup pecans (can substitute walnuts)
1 1/3 cup brown rice flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
6 Tblsp. olive oil
1/3 cup brown rice syrup
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup pitted dates (soaked in hot water for 15 minutes, then drained)
1 cup grain-sweetened carob chips


Preheat your oven to 350º F.
Bake the oats and pecans on a baking pan for 10 minutes.
Food process the rice flour and half of the oats till they are thoroughly combined and finely ground. Add half of the toasted pecans to the food processor and grind to a fine meal. Add the rest of the oats and pecans, as well as the cinnamon and nutmeg, and pulse once or twice (leaving some whole oats and chunks of nut).
Mix the wet ingredients together, and add to the dry. Fold in the dates. Pulse in the food processor till fairly smooth.
By hand, stir in the carob chips. If the nuts and oats were still warm when you added them to the batter, the carob chips may melt and be incorporated into the batter – if not, they will stay whole and you will get lovely chunks of carob in each bite of delicious cookie!
Drop tablespoons of the batter onto lightly greased cookie sheets, and top each cookie with a whole pecan.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, until browned around the edges.

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6 Responses to “Going On The Perfect Date, With A Pecan”


  1. 1 Mandee August 16, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Oooh, I love pecans and I love them even more when they’re in cookies!!

  2. 2 talia August 16, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    these were the best things ever! on the best date ever! explode explode!

  3. 3 jodye @ 'scend food August 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    These cookies are so so adorable! Pecans are one of my favorite nuts, and I imagine they go wonderfully with carob! I’ll certainly be making these soon!

  4. 4 Connie March 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I made these with a few modifications and they looked and tasted great 🙂 I hope you don’t mind that I mentioned you in my blog post: http://dessertface-adventures.blogspot.com/2012/02/carob-date-nut-cookies-vegan.html

    Keep up your fantastic blog! I’m enjoying everything I see so far and will definitely try out more of your recipes!! 🙂


  1. 1 A Second Date… « Cookies and Candids Trackback on November 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm
  2. 2 Carob, Date & Nut Cookie (vegan) | Fruits For Dragons Trackback on December 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

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