Welcome to November…and the onslaught of decadent holiday recipes coming your way!
Last week was Halloween and the way we circumvent tons of junky junk is by substituting it with healthy junk. ;-) These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies got sent in with my kiddos to school when they had their parties so that they would have a healthier alternative that would still taste great and feel like a special treat for them.
I needed it to be gluten free, dairy free, nut free (school rules), and no refined sugar.
Here’s what we came up with…
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
(Makes 24 cookies)
2 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup ground flaxseeds
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 T water
1 tsp. baking powder (aluminum-free)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. sea salt
Optional: add 1/4 cup chocolate chips. walnuts, or dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the raisins in a bowl and add water until covered. Allow to soak for 15 minutes.(You can skip this step, but your raisins will be dry in the cookies).
In a large bowl, stir together the dry ingredients: oats, flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt.
In a small bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: egg, maple syrup, vanilla, coconut oil, and water.
Mix your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients.
Fold in raisins and any additional mix-ins, if desired.
Scoop tablespoon-sized balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten slightly with back of spoon.
Bake for 16-18 minutes.
WIll you be trying these? Let us know!
In good health,