Desserts are a tough spot when it comes to eating healthy, the reason being that desserts generally contain some form of sugar. But I’ve found that if the dessert is genuinely healthy and you only eat it a few times a month as a treat, it’s considered okay.
Treats are something that you should look forward to, not expect. Some people eat one (or more!) candy bars a day, and still have 3 cans of Diet Coke afterwards. And when I say people I mean children. They expect it because it’s just normal everyday life to them.
I haven’t tried a lot of gluten-free recipes in my life. I mean, something may have just been gluten-free just because it was, but I’ve never really tried a recipe labeled gluten-free. I’m gonna make a lot more gluten-free things now though because I’ve heard it’s healthy. But I’m still reading up on it. Nothing definite for now.
I cannot get enough of these oatmeal raisin cookies, even though I know their supposed to be a treat. I add a little less raisins than the recipe specifies because I’m not that big of a fan of raisins, but the full amount tastes great to everyone else in my house.
If you or someone you know eats a gluten-free diet, this would be a great way to enjoy a gluten-free dessert and it still be healthy.
I bought the Ninja Mega Kitchen System two nights ago and have used it three times so far. The food processor works great for this recipe and many others.
You will just adore these oatmeal raisin cookies because they are sweet and chewy without being unhealthy.
Here’s the recipe:
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup unbleached pure cane sugar
- ½ cup organic raisins
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ⅓ cup organic rice milk
- Preheat oven to 375° F.
- Blend first 5 ingredients together in a food processor or blender. (I used a Ninja.)
- Mix with raisins, oil, and milk. Form into cookie shapes, and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 6 minutes and allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.