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Gluten Free Junk Yard Cookies

Gluten Free Junk Yard Cookies

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I have been on the hunt for a “healthy” cookie! I haven’t been able to handle sugar real well since I’ve been pregnant so I wanted something sweet without be packed with sugar. Also didn’t want tons of white flour either. After trying numerous recipes this is by far my favorite!!  This name comes from being able to add just about anything to these cookies. I have added some ideas below but this is a base recipe so feel free to get creative.

  • 3/4 cup crunchy natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar (you can substitute honey or half sugar half honey)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 5 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups of raisins (I loved the raisins but you can substitute out for chocolate chips)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (only if you do raisins)

Mix all ingredients together and put onto cookie sheet in balls (I use a spoon and pack tight).

Oatmeal raisin cookies

Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. I watched close so they didn’t over cook because I love a good gooey cookie and that was right at 10 minutes for my oven.

Oatmeal raisin cookies

This made about 24-30 cookies the two times I have made them. I place them in the freezer for an easy to grab snack. These cookies are my substitute from purchasing granola bars which depending on what type you are buying you might be able to save quite a bit of money by baking your own. I made these three batches for about $4.00 (partly because I had most of the ingredients on hand) and placed the extras in the freezer to keep fresh. I’m sure if you were wanting more protein you could add some protein powder into the recipe. I also think some coconut or marshmallows with chocolate chips would be great, or even walnuts! Get creative and let me know what you guys think!!

Healthy oatmeal raisin cookies