Skip the commercial energy bars and grab one of these power cookies for an afternoon pick me up. They're packed with flavor, are gluten-free, and they include dates which contain vitamins and minerals that strengthen bones, skin, and hair. It's just good food!
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup sorghum flour mix
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped dried dates (or other dried fruit)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, sorghum flour, flaxseed, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and chopped dates.
In a separate medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla extract.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and stir to combine.
Drop the dough into 12 even mounds on the lined baking sheet. Press down gently to flatten slightly.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until cookies are just set in the center.
Yield 12 cookies.