Oatmeal, Raisin & Carrot Cookies.

A healthy, chewy alternative !

Baby Tested, Adult Approved.
I experimented a few rounds before perfecting these little gooders. We are not a gluten free or vegan household, just trying to be healthy! Spelt flour , while it has a lower gluten content is not completely content free – is much healthier (less carbs), than white or wheat flours. Some of my baking experiments still have eggs and sometimes butter…depending on the occasion for treats. I wanted to create and everyday cookie that the WSL could enjoy, and to pack in the BSM’s lunches – which are healthy and tasty. I doubled this recipe to take on a loooong road trip we took this past weekend to the Winneway reservation in Quebec for the Long Point First Nation Winter Carnival.The BSM is the bass player for Digging Roots and they were gigging all weekend for the festivities! It was good times and the cookies we loved by all. At least it appeared as such when I woke on Sunday morning and they were all gone. Guess I’ll be making some more tomorrow.
You’ll Need:
1 c. spelt flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
just a pinch of ground cardamom (or cloves, I decided to try this aromatic,  personal fave for something different)
1 egg
3/4 cup of agave nectar
2 tablespoons REAL maple syrup
1/4 c. applesauce
1/4 c. coconut oil
2 c. oats (oatmeal)
1 c. finely shredded carrots
1/2 c. raisins (or dried cranberries, which I am going to try next!)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
How You Do:
1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
3. Mix together flour, baking soda and powder, salt and cinnamon and cardamom. Set aside.
4.  Mix agave nectar, maple syrup, apple sauce, oil and vanilla together in bowl, add your lightly beaten egg. Add flour mixture and stir until blended. Stir in the oats and raisins.
5. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
6. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the cookies sheets.
7. Bake for 12-14 minutes and let them cool for 5-8 minutes on cookie sheets then scoop onto a cooling rack.
8. Enjoy them with a glass a cold glass of almond chocolate milk!

One Comment

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    N.B. 25/02/2011

    These look so good. I am excited to try them.

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