Saturday, April 9, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Bites (Vegan, GF)

I am officially IN LOVE with oats! Gluten-free oats of course. What is it about oats? Easy digestibility? Fast cooking? Versatile? Good with chocolate, good with vanilla, good with fruit, good with everything! They're just one of the best foods out there, especially for vegans, oatmeal makes for one of the most satisfying and filling meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner :P. I wanted to make some little raw treats but low and behold I didn't have any almond meal/seeds etc. So I decided to use oats. These aren't raw, obviously because oats are toasted but they are still healthier than regular oatmeal cookies. And they're so yummyyyy :P. Add ginger, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, whatever floats your oatmeal cookie boat.

Balls of oatmeal wisdom

Four of a kind

1 cup oat flour
1 cup oats (GF)
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut nectar (or other sweetener of choice)
2 tbsp raisins, chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

*All you need is a coffee grinder* Grind up oats to make flour and measure one cup in a medium bowl. Add rest of ingredients. That's it! Form into balls or flat cookie shapes. Leave in fridge in a covered container to set. I found that these were better the next day because the oats had a chance to soften up in the fridge, I then moved them to the freezer to harden up even more. Makes about 1 dozen bites.

3 comments:

  1. These are so cute, and sound super yummy! I always love no-bake cookie recipes because they are simple & fast when you want a treat =) I especially love them for summer, though, so I don't have to turn on my oven!

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  2. Hmmm... these look so good! Bite size, healthy treats, great combination of homey comfort flavors.

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  3. I'm doing a detox for a month and loving it! These look great for those mid afternoon sweet cravings, though, Thanks!! ;D

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