Thursday, January 14, 2016

Clean Eating Oatmeal Raisin No-Bake Cookies

Aren't you so glad I have given up refined sugars and flours for the month?? Otherwise I probably wouldn't have developed this AMAZING and EASY new treat that you can feel good snacking on!

I have made two batches of these so far. Right now there are 3 left in the fridge. Even though only my husband and I have given up refined sugars and flours, my kids are enjoying all of our healthy indulgences!! I KNOW he and I haven't eaten THAT many--though we could've...

Oatmeal Raisin No-Bake Cookies
Makes 30 

3 cups oatmeal (I use rolled oats, but quick oats will work, too)
1/2 cup honey
1 cup natural peanut butter, crunchy or smooth (Almond butter would work.)
1 cup baking raisins (raisins soaked in very hot water 10 minutes, then drained well)

1. Line a cookie sheet that fits in your fridge with wax paper. 
2. Place oatmeal in food processor and pulse until coarsely ground, but not smooth. About three 5-second bursts did it for me. 
3. Add honey, peanut butter, and baking raisins to food processor. Pulse until well mixed. You may need to scrape the sides once or twice during pulsing. 
4. Use a medium cookie-scoop to make 1 inch bon-bons, or scoop with a spoon and roll into 1 inch balls, and place on prepared wax paper.  They can be eaten immediately. Place cookie sheet in fridge to let them harden a bit more before removing to store in an air-tight container. I really like them at room temperature, but I LOVE them chilled!

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