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Flourless Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, GF)

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If could see through my window right now, you'd see me, curled up on the couch, ignoring the mess of dishes + food-photography-sesh staring at me, still wearing my apron, almost falling asleep. Loving every. dang. minute, which is funny, because when I baked these a few days ago, I'd been out and about all day, running errands with roommates and cleaning up our place and rearranging and yeah yeah yeah before our night out to see Mat Kearney and NEEDTOBREATHE live in concert! Best night ever omgomgomgomg. 

Where was I going with this? Oh, yeah - summer days. They're ending soon (*insert terribly sad face*). School starts in... oh gosh... TOW DAYS?! Summer, where are you? Can you please come back? I'll bake you cookies! Technically, now that I think about it, that's actually a really good deal because I'd be using the relaxed days wisely (and tastefully, might I add) by baking cookies, creating new recipes and reminiscing over the older ones. 

However, I'm growing up and I'm realizing that I need to "adult". You'll hear me use that word as a verb here quite often, especially in this stage of my life. In my "adult"-ing, one of the most recent realizations being oh-my-goodness-this-is-my-third-year-of-college-what-what-what-why. 

Yeah, that. Only recently an official Nutrition major, I feel like I have a long ways to go before actual college graduation creeps into sight, but I'm also entering into my third year, so is it really that long of a ways away? Ahhhh. And then even more "adult"-ing must take place - finding a place to live, securing a stable job, paying bills, maybe even somehow managing to fall in love with... oh no... a boy?! Whoa whoa whoa. Easy there. Let's just take things slow, okay? 

Let's just wait another week (or two or three, maybe seven) to start school and bake cookies instead. Niiiiiice and slow, just the way I like to "adult" :) 

Wait - I have an even better idea! Let's change the subject (or just end the post here, because I was about to do that anyway) and focus on these cookies. Now that's what I call "adult"-ing. 

Makes about 18 cookies 

1 1/2 cups AlmondPro almond flour
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup turbinado sugar
2 flax eggs (2 tbsp. flaxseed meal + 5 tbsp water)
1/4 cup raisins
1/3-1/2 cup EnjoyLife Foods mini semi-sweet chips
Sea salt, for sprinkling

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then slowly pour in the wet - the coconut oil, maple syrup, turbinado sugar. Add just a dash of sea salt and keep mixing until everything is well-incorporated. Gently fold in the raisins and chocolate chips. 
  3. Scoop spoonfuls of the dough and roll them into portions about the size of golfballs. Spread about 12 on one baking sheet and the rest on the other, leaving about an inch of space between each portion. Sprinkle with sea salt before baking.
  4. Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until the tops appear golden brown and slightly firm to the touch. Allow to cool before removing from the pan.
  5. Serve immediately, and store leftovers in an airtight container for up to two weeks. 
  6. Enjoy! 

Like this recipe? Have you checked out AlmondPro almond flours yet? Or Enjoy Life Foods chocolate chips? Leave a comment (or a suggestion or question or whatever is on your heart) down below :)