Thursday, June 21, 2012

Paleo "Oatmeal" Cookies

Hey GF peeps.  Remember oatmeal cookies?  Those chewy, amazing, spicy, raisin-filled circles of awesomeness?  I've made a paleo approximation before here, but these are fourteen-thousand times better.  And don't require a bunch of annoying ingredients either.  And they taste much better.  Score!  They are basically this recipe, adapted.  Super easy.  Only dirties one bowl.  You'll need to make your paleo condensed milk first- which I do by simmering a can of light coconut milk with 1/2 cup of your preferred liquid sweetener- honey, maple syrup, sugar free simple syrup, etc.  This is not hard people.  Simmer it while you're doing other stuff in the kitchen.

Paleo "Oatmeal" Cookies
1 cup almond flour
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 can light coconut milk+1/2 cup liquid sweetener- condensed on the stovetop until thick
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

Mix your flour, coconut, spices, and salt together, then dump in your condensed milk, it's ok if it's still hot/warm.  Then mix in your walnuts and raisins.  Using a tbsp scoop, place onto parchment lined baking sheet, flattening them with the palm of your hand.  These will not spread so get them nice and flat.  Bake at 350 until the edges are nice and dark and the tops are starting to brown.  They are crisp on the edges and chewy on the inside.  Just like the perfect oatmeal cookie should be.  These are truly a GFG slam dunk.  So easy to make, just a few ingredients, and totally paleo.  An indulgence to be sure, but a good one! 

1 comment:

  1. mmm- these sound yummy! next time I'm craving oatmeal cookies, maybe I'll try these out.