The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Healthy, delicious, and easy to prepare school snacks for the kids? You found the right place and the perfect recipe! These are the best oatmeal cookies you will ever make. They’re full of wholesome ingredients like fiber-rich oats, raw honey, and coconut oil, and they’re the perfect texture combination of crumbly, fluffy, and chewy.

Our adventure in Sardinia has begun. While we’re used to life during the summers in this tourist destination, living here year-round is another story. School started this week (about two weeks later than at home in Canada) and needless to say, my kids were more than ready to get back to routine, even if their ‘routine’ was a new one. I was certain that they would feel at home and fit in instantly, since they had spent a few days a week for the last two months at summer school. In fact, just as I had imagined, their first day went off without a hitch. End of summer usually also means back to work for me as an elementary school teacher, but not this year. I’ve taken a hiatus from my ‘9 to 5’ teaching job to move here and focus on the passions that feed my soul, like teaching yoga and cooking!

This summer was such a lazy one, in terms of cooking and recipe developing. Scorching hot temperatures resulted in the oven being practically off limits all summer, and not to mention extremely low blood pressure prevented me from having the energy to do just about anything, let alone cook! No excuses now. The kids are back in school and I cannot wait to get back into the kitchen to invent recipes, especially healthy snacks. One thing I noticed about snack time here in Italy is that they are always packaged treats loaded with sugar – mini cakes, croissants, cookies, the sugary choices are endless. Now that I have the time and energy to get back in the kitchen, I’m making it a point to prepare wholesome, portable snacks that the kids can bring to school, like these delicious oatmeal raisin cookies. My kids might be going to an Italian school and adapting to the Italian ways, but they’ll always be little Canadians at heart – ones who love mom’s homemade cookies!

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

2017-09-16
: About 20 cookies
: 5 min
: 10 min

Healthy, delicious, and easy to prepare school snacks for the kids? You found the right place and the perfect recipe! These are the best oatmeal cookies you will ever make. They’re full of wholesome ingredients like fiber-rich oats, raw honey, and coconut oil, and they’re the perfect texture combination of crumbly, fluffy, and chewy. Our …

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Ingredients
    1 large organic egg at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/s tsp. vanilla bean powder of 1 tbs. pure vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup mini dark raisins
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the wet ingredients with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the dry ingredients and continue to mix with the paddle attachment, or with a large wooden spoon. Dollop a heaping tablespoon of the batter onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, placing the cookies about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the outer edge of the cookie firms up and is lightly browned. The center will still be pale and soft but the cookies will firm up as they cool. Do not remove them from the baking tray until they have cooled completely. Store in an airtight container for one week or in the fridge for 3 months.

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