Healthy, delicious, whole grain, chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Yum! Sometimes I pack a few of these goodies in my purse and when my handsome husband and I go out for coffee I pull these out and we are in…heaven! Oh, it feels so decadent to do that!
Now these cookies are a bit different from your regular Oatmeal Cookies. I use coconut flour in them. Why? The coconut flour is gluten free, it gives more flavor and makes the texture chewy and crunchy at the same time! Coconut Flour is the highest in fiber of all the flours. It has a natural sweetness and is incredibly good for you.
Now, before you make My Favorite Oatmeal Cookies, you may be wondering: Are oats gluten free? Here’s the scoop:
- Oats are naturally gluten free; however, some oats are grown in fields that have had wheat grown in them previously. This can potentially cause the oats to get “cross contaminated.” If you have an extreme sensitivity to gluten be sure to use gluten free oats.
My Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Preheat oven to 325ᴼ Grease your cookie sheets.
12 tablespoons butter (1 1/2 sticks)
Use Earth Balance Buttery Sticks for Dairy Free Cookies
1 cup sugar (I use organic cane sugar)
1 large egg (preferably organic)
2 tablespoons molasses (mild flavored – NOT blackstrap molasses)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut flour
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon soda
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (NOT the 1 minute cooking kind)
1 cup raisins, I always use Organic Raisins
1. In a LARGE mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add egg and beat thoroughly. When light and fluffy, beat in molasses and vanilla.
2. Beat in coconut flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; mix well. Add oats and raisins.
3. Form cookies into walnut sized balls, and place on greased cookies sheets. Allow room for these to spread a little. Slightly flatten each cookie ball with the palm of your hand. (This helps them to bake evenly and look pretty.)
4. Bake 12 – 15 minutes or until done. The time can vary depending on your oven temperature and how big you make your cookies! The edges will look done but the centers should still be soft. Cool on pan. Then remove to a wire rack until completely cool and set. Letting them set to cool is the hardest part of making these cookies!
Wow! Don’t these look so GOOD?