We all want cookies sometimes. So—how do we have our cookie and eat it too? Try the recipe below. No flour, lower sugar, and less and better fat with all the crunch and deliciousness of the original oatmeal cookie.
- 5 c. whole rolled oats
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- ¾ c. coconut oil
- 1/3 c. apple sauce
- ¾ c. brown sugar
- 1 egg, or equivalent
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ½ c. raisins
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle oats on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until oats are slightly browned.
2) Remove oats from oven and divide in half. Place half of the oats in a food processor and process until ground into a flour.
3) In a large bowl combine ground oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine.
4) In a separate bowl combine, coconut oil, apple sauce, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Beat well to combine.
5) Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until all dry ingredients are moistened and a dough has formed.
6) Stir in remaining whole oats and raisins. Place dough if refrigerator to chill.
7) When chilled, make 2 inch balls of cookie dough and place each on baking sheet 3 inches apart. Press each ball slightly to flatten. Place remaining dough back in refrigerator between batches.
8) Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes until browned and set. Allow to cool.