Sunday, October 16, 2016

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies - Gluten Free! Lower Carb too!

No, I am not gluten free, but I do look for cookies and things that are much lower in starchy carbs. Well, it's still difficult to find yummy things, but I found this recipe, made it and love it! The cookie is quite soft though, almost like a cake, but the flavor is perfect. It will not be suitable for anyone allergic to nuts or coconut, sorry!

I am also very sure you can add other things to the cookie such as chocolate chips or raisins, but I didn't have either of those, so I made a coconut oatmeal cookie instead!

If you aren't used to cooking without flour, you sometimes have to be prepared to either buy a few extra ingredients or always have them on hand. Also, I will tell you that I didn't have almond flour, but I did have slivered almonds in the freezer and ground those up into a "flour" along with some walnuts so you can just imagine how delicious these are!  I also replaced one of the sticks of butter with apple sauce and the cookies are still moist and flavorful.

This recipe made about 30 cookies.


Mix these together in one bowl and set aside:
2 cups oats
1.5 cups Almond flour
3 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Cream these next ingredients together:
1 stick softened butter
1/2 cup apple sauce 
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 400F
 2. Cream the above ingredients together til nice and fluffy, then slowly add the rest of the ingredients
3. To get 30, I used a spoon and scooped a bit more than a table spoon onto parchment paper and then lightly pressed them out into cookie shape.
4. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool. Eat. Repeat.

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