I know… it’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe!! Sorry! We’ve been busy working on the house and enjoying what’s left of summer. Leaves are already starting to turn colors here in Alaska; fall is quickly approaching!
These cookies are a perfect healthy treat for lunch boxes!
Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (egg, refined sugar, xanthan/guar gum free)
Yields about 24 cookies
1/3 cup coconut oil, at room temperature
1/4 cup apple sauce
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
1/2 cup honey or coconut nectar, brown rice syrup, agave nectar
1 1/2 cups GF old fashioned oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
1/4 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup millet flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup flax meal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
- Combine coconut oil, apple sauce, vanilla, and chia seeds. Set aside to sit for at least 10 minutes.
- Using a food processor (or a high speed blender), grind the rolled oats for 10 to 12 seconds. The goal is to break the oats up a bit, but be careful you do not process the oats into flour.
- Combine oats and all other remaining dry ingredients. Beat in the honey and the chia seed mixture. Stir in the raisins.
- Drop dough by heaping teaspoonful’s on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Carefully pat down the tops of the cookie dough so they are about half an inch thick. Bake until the cookies are a light golden brown, about 10 – 12 minutes. When the cookies are done baking DO NOT remove them from the baking sheet. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet; they will be very soft and crumbly right out of the oven and need time to set up.