In appreciation, I would like to share a great recipe from Alex Jamieson's The Great American Detox Diet. These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are absolutely awesome. They are not too sugary and have a great consistency. Additionally, they are wheat free. To be honest, I'm usually an experimenter when it comes to cooking, but Alex did this right from the start so I haven't tried different variations. I enjoy having these cookies for breakfast or following dinner with a cup of tea. There's a lot of oil and syrup in here, so they aren't low in calories; however, they are high energy and from quality foods. I like them so much I usually only need one to satisfy myself!
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Yield: 11 cookies
1 cup whole spelt flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup quick oats
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon * (I don't measure herbs and spices, but I know I use way more than a 1/4 tsp in my batter)
1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg *(see above)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp unrefined coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil *(I always use olive oil and it's just fine)
3 tbsp rice, soy, or almond milk
1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup raisins
1. Preheat over to 350 F.
2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
3. Sift the spelt flour into a large mixing bowl and add the rolled oats, quick oats, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir well to combine.
4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the maple syrup, oil, milk, and vinegar. Whisk well and pour the wet ingredients in the dry.
5. Add the raisins and stir with a large wooden spoon or rubber spatula until the raisins are mixed in.
6. Drop about 2 tablespoons of batter per cookie onto the lined baking sheet.
7. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
I find it best to make two batches. Then, I freeze the majority of the cookies and take one out as I want it. I'm sure these cookies would be great with chocolate, cranberries, seed, and nuts.
This is the cookies in the raw form, about to enter the oven:
Apologies if this has been shared already. I didn't see it when searching with LJseek.