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Oaty Cookie Strawberry 'Nice Cream' Sandwiches

RECIPE OVERVIEW

‘Nice cream’ is the name given to the new wave of instant ice creams made simply by blending frozen fruits. It’s important to use frozen strawberries when making the nice cream, so be sure to pop fresh ones in the freezer at least a day in advance of making this. Both the nice cream and cookies are gluten and refined sugar free, using only a little honey or maple syrup for sweetness.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 6 people

  • 50 g Dried Apricots
    finely chopped
  • 0.5 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Honey
    or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Honey
    or maple syrup
  • 75 g Low Fat Natural Yogurt
  • 200 g Rolled Oats
    gluten-free if necessary
  • 50 g SuperValu Ground Almonds
  • 50 ml SuperValu Sunflower Oil
    or light-coloured olive oil, or melted coconut oil
Cookies:
  • 2 large Banana
    (about 325g)
Nice Cream:
  • 400 g SuperValu Strawberries
    hulled and frozen

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Line a large baking sheet with non-stick baking paper and set aside.
  2. To make the cookies, peel the banana and mash in a large bowl. Add the apricots, oil, honey and ginger, blending them well. Add the oats and almonds and stir until well mixed. The mixture should stick together when squeezed.
  3. Shape into 12 balls and flatten into cookies with a 7cm diameter, arranging them on the baking sheet as you go.
  4. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, until just firm and golden. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  5. To make the nice cream, place the frozen strawberries, yogurt and honey in a food processor or blender and blitz until really smooth. Blend for as little time as possible or it may become too soft. It should have an ice cream or frozen yogurt consistency and can be served straight away like this. However, for a firmer finish or if you’re not ready to serve, transfer to a plastic container, cover and freeze.
  6. To serve, sandwich a scoop of nice cream between two cookies and enjoy straight away.

TIP - Use raspberries instead of strawberries if preferred. 

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