In the Kitchen: Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookies (GF)
These gluten-free cookies, featuring Bella Viva Orchards Almond Flour, Organic Thompson Seedless Raisins, Walnut Pieces, Organic Flaxseed Meal and our Orange or Clover Honey, are among our year-round favorites. We’re sure that once you make a batch, you’ll be whipping out your cookie sheets before long for a healthier repeat performance! Please be sure to read our notes below about the virtues of Almond Flour and Honey!
Yields: about 1 ½ dozen cookies
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
¼ cup Bella Viva Orchards Orange or Clover Honey
1 large egg (room temperature)
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup Bella Viva Orchards Almond Flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
½ cup Organic Flaxseed Meal
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda (fresh is best)
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup Bella Viva Orchards Organic Thompson Seedless Raisins
1/3 cup Bella Viva Orchards Walnut Pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together egg, Honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract until smooth.
Stir in Almond Flour, Flaxseed Meal, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Add Raisins and Walnut Pieces.
Scoop out heaping tablespoons and roll each one into a ball. Place about 2 inches apart on the parchment-lined cookie sheets.
Bake for about 12 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown. The texture will be soft.
Remove from oven and allow to cool a few moments, then press each cookie slightly to flatten, if desired. Cool completely on the cookie sheets.
We want to take a moment to talk about the advantages of using Bella Viva Orchards Almond Flour in this recipe in place of all-purpose flour. Bear with us a moment as we go on a jag! Would you rather put a spoonful of wheat flour or a spoonful of Almond Flour in your mouth? We thought so. Almond Flour consists only of real Almonds, so you get the mouth-feel, extra sweetness and amazing protein boost that processed all-purpose flour just doesn’t offer. And the body recognizes this pure ingredient way better than its processed counterpart. Get a couple of extra bags of our Almond Flour, ‘cause you’ll be looking for ways to add it to your healthy diet!
And since we’re touting the virtues of our Almond Flour, we feel the same way about our Orange or Clover Honey. Especially since you’re making this recipe more healthful by using Almond Flour, why not continue by ditching the granulated sugar and using raw, unfiltered, peacefully-derived Honey that offers numerous health benefits that granulated sugar just doesn’t. We say do yourself a favor and go with the Honey!
These cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.