Have you ever had a fresh baked oatmeal raisin cookie?
Because trust me, you haven’t truly lived a fulfilled life until you do.
When I was younger, my mom, sisters, and I used to always make oatmeal raisin cookies during the chilly winter months. And right after they came out of the oven, we’d all grab huge glasses of milk and dunk the still steaming cookies before munching away. Then my sisters and I would run around the house on a sugar high while my mom cleaned up the huge mess we left behind.
Ah, the good ole days.
Now that I’m older, I still can’t resist a fresh baked oatmeal raisin cookie. Yet, as opposed to my care-free younger self, I’ve come to realize how packed full of processed and fatty ingredients these cookies truly are. Don’t be fooled! The fact that they’re made with oats doesn’t cancel out the butter or sugar, and in fact just packs in more calories.
So, I’ve instead created a guilt-free version of my favorite childhood treat. This time, made without butter or sugar and packed to the brim with oats and raisins. And trust me, these are so good (and guilt-free) that they’ll be gone in minutes!
It’ll almost be like they… disappeared!
Disappearing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 2 c old fashioned oats
- 2 tbs spelt flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg (or 1/4 c egg whites)
- 2 tbs melted coconut oil
- 1/4 c honey
- 2 tbs milk of choice (I used almond milk)
- 1/2 tbs cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 c raisins
- stevia to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Process 1 c oats in a food processor or blender. Combine oat flour, oats, spelt flour, baking soda, and cinnamon in a small bowl. In a larger bowl, mix egg, coconut oil, and honey until smooth. Add in milk of choice and flour mixture alternately, mixing on low until smooth. Mix in stevia (to taste) and fold in raisins (or chocolate chips). Scoop tablespoon sized mounds onto a greased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and flatten slightly. Bake for 7-9 minutes and remove from oven. Let cool for 5 minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 22 cookies)