About a month ago, my husband and I made the decision to “paleofy” our family’s eating habits. That’s a nice word, huh? Paleofy. Our two toddlers had gotten to the point of not eating anything, and worse, not even TRYING anything. So. Frustrating. We knew we needed to change, and it had to happen soon or both my husband and I were going to end up going crazy. So we are “paleofied” now. We are not super over-the-top strict, but that’s another topic for another post. I say that though, because oatmeal technically isn’t allowed in paleo, and neither is baking powder, both of which I used in this recipe.
Let me also say that I am NOT a food blogger. I don’t have step-by-step pictures or anything, and probably never will for any of my food posts. I mean, let’s be real, when you have an almost 3 year old, almost 2 year old, and almost 7 month old, you just don’t have the time, or patience, to take step by step pictures of your food as your making it! You just want it, and you want it NOW!
So about the cookies, and why I’m even sharing this. One, I want to remember this recipe. Two, I think someone out there may enjoy it, too. These cookies are sweetened with dates, so they’re not going to be super sugary sweet cookies like if you make them with refined sugar, or honey. Also, they’re not really chewy, which I’m not a fan of. If you want chewy, throw a TBS of tapioca flour in them, and that will make them more chewy. But, I prefer them the way I have listed below.
– 6 Dates, whole pitted
– 2 eggs
– 2 TBS water
– 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
– 1/2 tsp baking soda
– 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 1/4 tsp sea salt
– 1/3 cup almond flour
– 1/8 cup flax meal
– 2 cups steel cut oats [old fashioned oats]
– 1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place the dates, eggs, and water in a blender and blend until everything is well combined. Add your baking soda, baking powder, and salt to the mixture and blend again. Melt your coconut oil in a large [microwave safe] bowl, and then add the blended ingredients to it. [You don’t want to blend the coconut oil because it can froth and start to thicken up, which we don’t want.] Add the flax meal and almond flour to your wet ingredients and mix well. Add in the oats and raisins. If your ingredients aren’t staying together well, you can add another egg.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and spoon the mixture onto it. I was able to get 15 smaller sized cookies out of this recipe. Bake at 350 for 13 minutes. Cool, and enjoy!