Vegan + Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies




I, Jessica, admit to obsessing over every recipe from chocolatecoveredkatie's blog, including her flour-less oatmeal raisin cookies. This recipe was even enough to get my chocolate chip cookie lovin' mom to say, "wow, these are so good." Not to mention her disbelief when I told her there was no flour, butter, nor eggs in these cookies. Surprise, surprise.

I, Jessica, also admit my addiction to making all of my cookies miniature because of this theory I have: the smaller the cookies, the more I have, the longer they last. However, my theory may be disproved if I start reaching for one cookie after the other, but most of the time I try to keep myself under control, kind of. 
(wink, wink!)


So, behold! The (only slightly) adapted recipe for these healthy, scrumptious oatmeal cookies:

Chocolate Covered Katie's Flour-less Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Yield: 12

Ingredients:
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons white sugar or evaporated cane juice
1/4 cup raisins
2 tablespoons applesauce (or oil)
1/4 cup milk of your choice (I use almond milk)

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line 2 baking pans with parchment paper.
2. Process 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and sugars. Transfer into a medium bowl and stir in remaining oats, raisins, applesauce, and milk.
3. Roll cookies into 1" balls and place on the baking sheets and flatten them with the palm of your hand.
4. Bake for 6 minutes, until the bottom of the cookie is golden.


Though these contain brown and white sugar, I would really like to begin to steer away from refined sugars. Research is underway regarding my hunt for the most health-beneficial sugar and I will be sure to make a post when I start experimenting. 
If anyone has suggestions or comments please don't be shy to share/give feedback, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Ps: I've been working on my photography and I feel so proud of my progress-though there is much more to learn!

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