Monday, August 16, 2010

Forever Gluten-Free?! + Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yes, it took us this long to realize that we might be allergic to gluten...It just makes so much sense! We've always been slightly bloated and low on energy even though we eat like there's no tomorrow. Apparently gluten can damage your small intestine which keeps you from absorbing sufficient vitamins. So we will be trying out gluten-free for a few weeks and see if it works! To kick off our gluten-free kick we made gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies from They turned out pretty dry because we baked them too long, but they tasted just like classic oatmeal cookies!

Tasty, yet crumbly cookie :)
2 1/2 cups Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see substitutes tab)
2 cups oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup raisins
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup safflower oil
1 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 F. Whisk together dry ingredients. In separate bowl whisk together wet ingredients. Pour wet into dry bowl and mix in raisins until just incorporated. Drop by heaping tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 13 minutes (I would recommend only 10 minutes because ours came out over baked).

We replaced the sunflower oil with safflower (which is GMO free) and made them gluten-free by using our flour substitute.  

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