Desserts Recipes

Perfect Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I’ve never been a huge cookie person, (always been more of a brownie gal) but what I do remember is that as a kid, my favourite day was when they served those biiiig Quacker soft-bake oatmeal cookies at recess (yes those were my favourite days, clearly I lived a very simple life). Last week, one the members of my project-group suggested I bring some type of baked good to our next meeting. Since I love cooking and trying new recipes, but try avoid having too many treats (no matter how healthy) lying around since I will EAT THEM ALL IMMEDIATELY, I thought hey why don’t I bake for my team and then they can do the eating. So as I asked myself what to make, I thought of those big heavenly oatmeal cookies from my childhood that probably contained enough trans fat to clog your arteries in 25 seconds, and decided to make my own less heart-attack-inducingΒ version. I was planning on trying out the recipe a few times to find “the perfect oatmeal cookie” recipe that was vegan and sugar-free but after my first try they were already SO FREAKING GOOD that didn’t even want to alter anything at all. Guess I’m an even better chef than I thought I was #ModestyIsKey. Oh and my team loved emΒ just as much as I did (obviously eating none of them myself didn’t workout at all) hehe oooooopsies.Β 

Ingredients (about 12 small cookies):

  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • sprinkle of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

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Method:Β 

  1. Lay walnuts on a baking sheet and put in the oven at 200 degrees until slightly toasted (watch out, this only takes a few minutes and they burn super quick!)
  2. Put all dry ingredients (oats, flour, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder) in a bowl and add the walnuts, chopped.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients (coconut oil, almond milk, maple syrup and mashed banana)
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well
  5. Spoon the cookie dough with a spoon onto a baking sheet and put in the oven at 180 degrees for about 15 minutes

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