Three words: No. Bake. Cookies.
Raw Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies! They were supposed to have the consistency of any regular joe cookie and just be raw ~sounds simple and delicious enough!!! You are supposed to grind your oats into oat flour in your high powered blender. HAHA I do NOT have said 'high powered blender', but if anyone finds it necessary to buy me one....I will so let you! ;-) I do however have a blender that generally gets the job done. So we were off to make our oats into flour! I thought they were 'flour' enough but apparently they were too coarse for this recipe and if we followed it exactly (which we did) it was a runny mess. We of course added more oat flour and came out with what looked like No-Bake Cookie batter!!!!!! Well! I decided to go the extra mile and added a serious scoop of raw almond butter and some sea salt to the mixture, set half on the dehydrator to 'cook' and left the other half out so I could eat it! ~ Don't judge me.....you know you would do it too! I got busy though, imagine that, and did not get to eat my batter right away. Sad, I know. When I came back to it......it had set just like a No-Bake Cookie! Score! DELICIOUS! I know you are all just as excited about this as Kyle and I so I will post my altered recipe and some other recipe ideas for those of you who may want it just a bit different! Oh, and the dehydrated ones came out great too!!!! Remember the link to the original recipe is posted above!
Whole Food No-Bake Cookies:
3 cups coarse oat flour (grind your oats in a blender or food processor)
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp alcohol free vanilla extract
1/8 cup water
2 Tbs raw agave nectar
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (you could use carob chips or any other chip you like)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 giant spoonfull of raw almond butter or natural peanut butter
*Mix it all together in a bowl and scoop onto parchment or wax paper to set! You will get faster results if you refrigerate or freeze! This made probably 24 cookies, I don't really know because we were eating them faster than we could count them! If you are using the dehydrator and want more of a cake-like cookie.....dehydrate on 115 for 4 hours!
Little disclaimer: just because a recipe is on this blog does not necessarily make it healthy! Cookies made with whole foods are still cookies. Healthier than other cookies? Yes, but still cookies! If you want to ensure that your cookies are gluten free, please use certified gluten free oats!
Do you have a favorite cookie recipe???