vegan, oil free, gluten free, 30 mins or less
Hello friendly friends!
It's December in coronavirus times and my cookie intake has been uncharacteristically low for this time of year. In a typical year I'm definitely up a lb or two of cookie weight by this point. So... I guess... thanks, covid?? LOL JK. GO AWAY COVID!!! GIVE ME BACK MY COOKIES.
Do you like Oatmeal Raisin Cookies? I feel like they don't get enough love, they've gotta be up there as one of the most underrated cookies. I LOVE THEM. Now ask 10 year old Sam if she liked oatmeal raisin cookies and she'd probably give you a big fat NOPE. But we live and learn I suppose.
One lazy December morning my daughter (2 years) and I decided to do some cookie baking and we came up with these AMAZING cookies. They're so fluffy and delicious and they have NO ADDED SUGAR. How is that possible? The only sweetness needed in these cookies come from banana and raisins and they are.. mmmm, just so stinking good. Plus they come together so easily, no mixer or anything fancy required!
Why Should You Make These Cookies
1. No refined sugars - sweetened with banana & raisins
2. No added fats/oils/butters
3. THEY ARE DELICIOUS
5. They take less than 30 minutes to make
6. No stand or hand mixer needed
7. You can enjoy them without the "I ate too many cookies" feeling
8. You could eat these for breakfast and call them breakfast cookies and no one would judge you
9. Because do you actually need a real reason to make cookies?
Don't shy away from the "healthy" tag. These cookies are so cakey, soft and delicious, you'll truly never know. Want to add a little more pizazz? Vegan chocolate chips and chopped walnuts are also yummy add ins! And honestly... my 4 year old will not accept my cookie offerings without them, as per usual.
Enjoy your cookies & keep it kind, friends!
Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- ⅔ cup raisins
- 2 ripe bananas large
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 cup rolled oats gluten free if needed
- 1 cup almond flour
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- chocolate chips
- chopped walnuts
- In a small bowl add raisins and cover with water to soak while preparing cookies. Set oven to 350°
- In a medium bowl, mash banana very well with a fork and mix in vanilla extract
- Mix remaining dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix till fully combined.
- Drain raisins and add into cookie dough. Add any additional add-ins at this time
- Using hands or 2 inch cookie scoop, place cookie dough balls onto baking sheet lined with silpat or parchment paper. Press cookies down slightly with hands to make disc shapes as cookies do not spread much.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes and allow to cool 5 minutes before moving. Makes about 20 cookies.
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