Okay. First off it would be wrong of me not to warn you on this one: Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Munch Cookies.
These could technically be dangerous, if you are not mindful, that is.
But I know you are doing the mindful thing around your eating, so you’ll be fine.
This one little “naked” cookie is quite satisfying and more than enough. Set your intention that you are one and done at least for the day and really dig in and enjoy it. You can serve this for breakfast with a bowl of berries or for a snack /dessert with a cup of tea. You choose when and where. But you must promise one thing. You must eat it with delite, joy and release all guilt from anywhere in that gorgeous little head of yours.
This is a seriously concoct-able recipe, meaning you can basically throw it all together into a bowl, mix, roll into golf size balls, squish down onto the pan and bake at 350 degrees. In 15 minutes you have warm, melted chocolately dripping cookies to munch on. “Seriously concoctable” means you can’t screw it up.
You need 2 bowls: one for wet ingredients and one for dry.
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 2 cups regular uncooked oats (not quick oats) (one cup you can ground down into flour if you have a vitamix and can easily do this. If not you can just use the oats as is)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt (I used black Hawaiian sea salt but have fun with this and try different kinds)
- 2 bars (3.5 oz each) of very high quality dark chocolate smashed up into chunks (I use “ghirardelli” or “green and blacks”
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 2 whole eggs (sorry veganista’s 🙁 but I’m pretty sure if you sub in 2 tbsp chia and 1/2 cup applesauce you can forgo the little eggs)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dates, pitted and soaked in 1/2 c almond milk (you need to soak them for a few hours so they are blendable) (USE THE DATES AND THE MILK IN THE RECIPE)
- 1/2 c coconut oil
- 1/2 c almond butter
Mix dry in a bowl. Mix wet in blender. Pour wet ingredients onto the dry and gently stir together. You will get a nice dough consistency that you can easily roll into a golf size ball. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and gently press the balls down to flatten into a puffy 1/2 thick cookie. Bake at 350 for approximately 12-15 minutes.
PRETTY. All packaged up and tied with a bow. And if you love these embroidered “I AM” napkins, you can own them too.
This recipe will yield about 24 large cookies. An abundant amount of yumminess… so you can freeze the extra. The great thing about this recipe is that it freezes really well. You can bite right into it from the freezer (without breaking off any teeth). They are great for baking once and eating 24 times.(unless you’re sharing, then all bets are off)
And while we are on the topic of abundance, let’s look at how this easy little naked recipe gives you much more than just a cookie.
Believe it or not, this one smart little naked cookie can provide huge changes. You can consider it a multi-purpose cookie. Check out these possibilities that go far beyond a bite of a cookie:
1. Sweet time for slowing down and savoring. – SIT DOWN WHILE EATING IT
2. A chance to treat yourself well without feeling guilty.- YOU CAN REST KNOWING THERE ARE NO “BAD” INGREDIENTS IN HERE
3. A skill building exercise for concocting and creating in your kitchen – EXPERIENCE HOW YOU REALLY CAN’T SCREW THIS UP
4. The opportunity to experience a naked treat (if this is a new concept for you) STOP EATING BOXED COOKIES BECAUSE YOU CAN SAVE BATCHES OF THESE IN THE FREEZER
5. A great gift idea just when you thought you’ve run out of amazing ideas. PEOPLE LOVE FOOD GIFTS
6. The possibility to open someone you love to a world of naked” food where healthy tastes yummy. PROOF THAT HEALTHY IS DELISH
Your favorite cup of tea makes a nice accompaniment. I love my tea from my favorite tea company. Stumped for a gift. Cookies are great. Who wouldn’t be grateful for the gift of a healthy oatmeal, raisin, chocolate munch cookie? Pretty little bags and pretty little bows just add to the yummi-ness of it all . I get my baking bags and fun stuff here.
So this is the way the cookie crumbles. My favorite mug. My favorite state (love). Savoring every moment.
Join me whip up a batch. I invite you to post your pictures on my facebook wall so we can spread the love around.