Oatmeal cookies take us back to our childhood! I believe moms feel good about giving a child an oatmeal cookie because oats are not only good for us but also filling.
Hmm… Oats are good for us and filling? Moms feed their children oatmeal for breakfast, right? So I think I should also call these breakfast cookies just because they are filled with oats, flax, coconut oil, dates,and don’t forget cinnamon. Cinnamon can help with stabilizing blood sugar, IBS, candida, as well as many more health benefits.
So enjoy your cookies and allow your children to enjoy them as well!! Think about what a cool mom you would be if you let your children eat cookies for breakfast!!
Old Fashion Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Egg Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Nut Free/ Vegan)
4 c. gluten free oats- divided
1/4 c. ground flax
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. sea salt
3 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp,. ground nutmeg
1/2 c. dates- pits removed
1/2 c. coconut oil
1/2 c. maple syrup or desired sweetener
1/2 c. milk alternative
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. add ins- raisins, nuts, chocolate chips, etc.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cover with boiling water, soak dates and set aside.
Take 2 cups of oats and pulse in food processor until made into flour. Place into medium size bowl. Add in remaining oats, flax, baking soda, sea salt, and spices. Stir to mix.
Drain water from dates and place into food processor. Add coconut oil and pulse to make into paste. Put date paste into large bowl. Add sweetener, milk alternative, and vanilla. Stir until mixed. Add dry ingredients and stir until mixed thoroughly. Stir in what ever add ins you’d like.
Drop by tablespoon onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Flatten with a fork. Bake for 11-12 minutes for nice chewy texture. Makes approximately three dozen cookies. Freezes well.
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