I have been craving oatmeal raisin cookies this week. The spices, and the oatmeal and raisins, just sounded so good! However, I have not had any oatmeal in a good 6 months – I have found even the gluten free oats bother my stomach! I think most people assume oatmeal is a “safe” food, and I always get this look of amazement when I say I don’t eat oatmeal!
I used to eat oatmeal every morning at work, and I always felt bloated and sick to my stomach afterwards. But, I just thought it was a “full” feeling, and kept having it! Once I stopped, I realized I didn’t HAVE to feel that way when I ate, and that is when I really started investigating what made me feel good when I was eating, and what made me feel not so good!
So, no oatmeal for me. But that is ok. I sure don’t miss feeling sick after I ate it! These cookies do not have oatmeal, but they are still chewy and delicious!
Oatmeal Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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Adapted from Organic Thrifty
2 cups almond flour
2 tbsp coconut oil, liquified
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp each: nutmeg, cloves, ginger OR 1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp ground flax mixed with 4 tbsp warm water
1/3 cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
First mix together the flax egg – in a small bowl combine 2 tbsp flax and 4 tbsp warm water. Let this sit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients and it will thicken slightly.
In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut oil, and honey. Stir to combine. Add in the baking soda and spices. Pour in the flax egg and mix with a spoon until well combined. Add in the raisins.
Form about 1 tbsp dough into a ball. Place on a greased cookie sheet, and continue making “ball” to fill the cookie sheet. (I fit 9 on my cookie sheet, but it is a small one). Flatten the balls with your hand.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. The cookies should be soft, but lightly browned. Let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
I really like these cookies, because they are chewy, and not too sweet!
Now I just need a glass of almond milk!