Healthier Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Gluten Free Option)

I decided to do this recipe in honor of: National Raisin Day!  Believe it or not, that is a real food holiday! So I put some of my favorite ingredients together and came up with this…more healthy version of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.Most baked Oatmeal Cookie recipes call for shortening – which contains trans fats and hydrogenated fats which are so so SO bad for us.  But in this recipe, you get the richness of a healthy single chain mono-fat (coconut oil ) to replace it!  It also lends to the tasty flavor all the way around.

I’ve also heard the pleas of my gluten free friends to give options when available…so there is an easy substitution to make these gluten free treats marked with an Astrix below!


First do this…(:
Then assemble these…(:
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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

* Gluten Free Variations below

Makes approximately 20 cookies.

*For gluten free option mill whole oat groats to replace the wheat flour and use certified Gluten Free Rolled Oats.

Heat Oven to 350 degrees F
Combine sugars & coconut oil in a mixing bowl.                            —————->
With an electric mixer, beat sugars and coconut oil together until somewhat creamy ——-> Image
Again with an electric mixer, add eggs and vanilla, and beat well.
See the fluffy yellow difference —–>
In another bowl combine fresh milled flour of your choosing, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Mix well to combine thoroughly .   —–>
Now add the mixed dry  goods (not oats yet) to the beaten moist batter.
Combine until smooth.
After that is blended, add the rolled oats, nuts and raisins.  It will look something like this  ————>
Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a very lightly greased cookie sheet. ————>
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
At 10 minutes check them and if they’ve not flattened any, slightly smash down with a fork and continue baking.
Remove to a cooling rack to cool.
Then pour some cold milk, plate and enJOY!
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About Donna Miller

Donna Miller is a believer and follower of The Risen Messiah, the wife of 30 years to the love of her life Joseph, and the mother of three, amazing home-school graduates. She’s now been further blessed, as her family has grown with the additions of a daughter-in-law and a new son-in-law.

The Millers are the owners of Millers Grain House, the founders of PREPARE Magazine and the Organizers of the WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC.

Donna is the hostess of the three popular internet radio podcasts: “Surviving on Shoestrings”, “The Back to Basics Kitchen” and “Your Preparation Station” found on Blog Talk Radio, Stitcher and iTunes. She also hosts a popular YouTube Channel that she hopes will help encourage others to enJOY playing with healthy food and saving money.

Donna is a sought-after speaker and trainer, a published author and a freelance writer for multiple blog and recipe sites. She teaches local classes & ladies retreats and also travels to teach hands-on lost skills to others.

Donna’s deepest desire through all of these endeavors is that God be Glorified as she shares. Her mission is to help “prepare you and your kitchen with tools, tips, skills and encouragement.”

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