Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with a flour-less twist.

23 Mar

Okay so oatmeal raisin are near and dear to me. There also perceived as a healthy cookie when in fact they are far far far from it. Yesterday I needed an oatmeal raisin cookie in the worst way. NEEDED ONE. I couldnt focus, started sweating….okay it wasn’t that bad but close enough. Now since I like making things as healthy as possible I thought why not omit dairy, refined sugar and flour? Then it dawned on me that a mutant might pop out of the oven but it was a worth a try.

Enter Almond butter. I was at bulk barn the other day and got so excited by the price of pure almond butter that I bought enough for seventy years supply. I needed to use some of it asap. There have been worse fates!

So I thought okay if peanut butter cookies turn out without flour then so should almond butter ones…and right I was!

Also, these ingredients are generally items that you should have on hand at all times ( if almond butter is not something that you have on hand at ALL times then i’m starting to question you!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • scant 1/2 teaspoon salt ( omit if your almond butter contains salt)
  • 1/2 cup oats ( large flake not quick cooking)
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips/chunks
  • 1/2 raisins ( if you hate raisins omit completely or add walnuts)

Directions:

 

Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Beat egg and then mix in the rest of the wet ingredients with the beater ( almond butter included). The batter will be very thick but carry on! Add the dry ingredients minus the raisins and dark chocolate. Once the batter is complete add the raisins and chocolate.

Plop onto the baking sheet using a wet tablespoon ( you can also rub a bit of oil on the tablespoon so the batter wont stick like hell!)

Finally bake for 10-11 minutes and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. The cookies may look slightly underdone when you take them out but they will get harder on the baking sheet and when cooling. I made the mistake of making sure they looked ready IN the oven and voila almond butter rocks.

Enjoy the oatmeal raisin cookie that actually makes you feel good after!

p.s- for all the raisin lovers out there…is there anything better than a warm raisin?!

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