Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Paleo Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (faux-tmeal)

These cookies are a gluten free grain free oatmeal raisin cookie, that taste as good as the quaker version. Oatmeal was one of the last grains I gave up when going paleo. And oatmeal raisin cookies are one of my absolute favorites. I totally understand that no baked good is paleo, but I live a paleo life. No grains, no beans, no dairy, ect all of the time. So these are my special treats. :). Definitely not a good choice for those on a strict paleo plan (these are not whole30 approved). Hope you like these cookies as much as we do. They are nice and low in sugar, but if you need them a little sweeter then add a bit more. I used coconut sugar but I'm sure maple would work also.

Paleo Faux-tmeal Raisin Cookies

1/2 cup ghee
1/2-3/4 cup coconut sugar (I used 1/2+ 2 tbsp)
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup almond flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
3 tbsp arrowroot
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups sliced almonds, processed in a food processor or blender until resembles the size of oatmeal grains)
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl cream together ghee and coconut sugar. Once completely combined add one egg, blend together well. Add the next egg and beat to combine. Add the almond flour, coconut flour and arrowroot. Stir to combine. Add baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Add almond pieces and stir to combine. Gently fold in raisins. Drop tablespoons of cookie dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Lightly press the tops of the cookies to flatten slightly. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes. Remove and cool on a cooling rack. Serve and enjoy!!!

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  1. Thank you for this, and your blog (LOVE your tagline)! I am just starting Paleo and my family is far from on board with the idea. Can't say I blame them, I've done other versions of low carb many times before in my life and found it impossible to stick to long term. Recipes like these just might be the difference!!!

  2. Aww thanks! I had to gradually get my family on board with me. My sons and hubby were less than thrilled when I started taking away all of their favorite foods. I just had to find new favorite foods for them. I wish you lots of luck with transitioning your family. If you ever need any advice or help, or just an ear to vent to, then let me know. I would be happy to help.