Elevated Oatmeal Cookies (gf + df)
I have a confession to make. I’ve always kind of hated oatmeal cookies because they are typically baked with raisins mixed in rather than chocolate chips. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good raisin, but when it comes to cookies I’m a chocolate girl all the way. I wanted to fix my dislike of oatmeal cookies, and so this recipe was born. I call them elevated oatmeal cookies.
Instead of raisins, I mixed chopped medjool dates into the batter and added chocolate chips. The medjool dates provide the same chewy texture with a burst of sweetness like raisins, but compared to raisins they have less of a fruity flavor with more caramel notes. Combine this with dark chocolate chips and you have yourself a winner.
Beyond the raisin upgrade, these cookies are dairy free, filled with healthy fats, and sweetened with unrefined sugars. Yes please!!
The Secret GF
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup coconut oil, melted
½ cup coconut sugar
1 ½ cups GF flour blend
½ cup GF rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
6 medjool dates, chopped
½ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract and melted coconut oil.
- Add in the coconut sugar, GF flour blend, GF rolled oats, baking soda and salt. Mix until everything is combined and a dough forms.
- Fold in the chopped medjool dates and chocolate chips.
- Use a spoon to scoop the dough into about 12 cookies on a nonstick baking sheet (or line your sheet with parchment paper if you don't have nonstick!).
- Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!