Whenever it is pouring outside I feel the need to bake, specifically the need to bake oatmeal cookies. But the knowledge of the sheer amount of butter and brown sugar terrifies me. Therefore my goal, for god knows how long, has been to create a healthier alternative to the classic oatmeal cookie.
It has to be chewy.
It has to have cinnamon.
It’s got to be delicious.
With those ideals in mind I got to work in the kitchen and devised this utterly DELICIOUS recipe that I am beyond proud of and ridiculously excited to share!
The Ingredients: Makes 22
Vegan butter 1/4 cup melted (I used Earth Balance) or coconut oil
3/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 2/3 cup gluten free all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 2/3 cup rolled oats**
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
**I also tried this recipe with steel cut oats and it actually turned out very well as well! So if those are the only oats you have feel free to try these cookies out!
- First you are going to want to mix the melted ‘butter’, honey and vanilla in a large bowl. And preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Once that has been incorporated and hot butter has cooled a little you may add the two eggs and mix.
- Then you are going to want to add all the ingredients to the large bowl, mix all the ingredients, both the dry and liquid, together after all the ingredients have been added.
- When the mix has created a doughy consistency you may start putting tablespoon sized dough balls onto a greased baking tray.
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 min. (The longer the time the larger your tray is) They will be a little too doughy when they get out of the oven but that is okay! Once you let them cool for 15 minutes they will harden up for the perfect chewy cookie (they are even better the next day) .
Hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as my family and I did ( they were gone is two days… whoops?).
Sidenote: Also enjoy these pictures of my dog trying to steal the show… or a cookie…
***Nutrition: 168 calories per cookie