4 Jun 2012

chocolate raisin oat cookies


yum. that's what these babies are.

i will admit right off the bat - i didn't make the chocolate chips myself today so they aren't 100% raw in the photos. but as long as you make your own raw chocolate chips (or buy some), you're golden!


i was asked to give a raw cookie recipe so here it is. these are mostly oats with a bit of coconut, almonds and agave (i didn't have any dates!) i recommend using dates if you have them, they're a whole food whereas agave is more processed... still far better than white sugar though ;)

personally, i find these more satisfying than baked cookies. they taste just as good, and the bonus is that they're good for you. nothing to feel guilty about here! i bet these would be good if you dehydrated them for a couple hours, they'd get like baked cookies on the outside. for me though - they were great as is.

i made quite a few so i'll be giving them away to friends and what not. it would've been nice to go downtown and give them to the homeless. last time i was downtown i was bringing some raw brownies to a friend's house and didn't think to share them with the people who needed them more than my or my friends until after i was coming home... dang. next time!

hopefully you're not homeless and so can enjoy them in the comfort of your dwelling today.


chocolate raisin oat cookies: makes at least 2 trays

2 cups oats
1/2 cup coconut chunks
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup hemp seeds
3 figs
1/3-1/2 cup agave/maple syrup/honey (or 3/4 cup dates)
2 tb melted coconut oil
1 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup raisins

in your food processor, pulse oats, almonds and coconut chunks until they're like a rough flour. add all the other ingredients and blend until it comes together. add raisins and chocolate and mix in by hand. then form them into balls and flatten. dehydrate if you desire. hurraw!

25 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh yes! I seriously think I'm going to have to log off right now and go make myself some of these...

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  2. AnonymousJune 05, 2012

    What kind of oats do you use? Cause afaik they aren't raw...
    The cookies look great nevertheless!

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    1. thanks for the info! oats are a tricky ingredient to find raw. i'm not totally sure if mine are or not :S i know they're aren't afaik though. (i leave it up to readers to choose what quality of ingredients to use.)

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  3. You are really making me hungry right now..! I am trying them

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    1. haha - go for it! i hope you like them ;)

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  4. AnonymousJune 10, 2012

    dyou think I could replace the almonds with some non-nut thing? I'm dying to make these.

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    1. sure! just use more oats, hemp and coconut :)

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  5. I made these today! Except instead of chocolate & raisin, I used lemon juice and lavender. They are...sublime. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. thank you, emily! that is an excellent idea. maybe i should make those...

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  6. These have been awesome snacks for me this week -- another great recipe. Not gonna lie though, I ruined the rawness of the last couple cookies by crumpling them up, adding a touch of almond milk, and popping it in the microwave for 20 seconds. Since I had made my own chocolate chips out of coconut oil, these babies melted into a lovely goey chocolate raisin oat cookie oatmeal. Worth it. So yum. :)

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    1. okay DANG that sounds worth it. mmm gooey chocolate cookie mess :)

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  7. these look amazing! I don't have figs on hand, is there anything you can suggest for a substitute? perhaps dates?

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  8. Oh my gosh. I just made these... Simply AMAZING. I did not have figs, so I subbed for fresh dates, and I did not want to use coconut oil, so I used coconut butter instead (same amount, softened). I pressed into a bread pan and stuck them in the fridge. In about an hour + I'll cut them into bars for homemade 'chewy' bars! They taste amazing, thank you for having such amazing goodies for me to make!! You have inspired me more than you know

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  9. I made these and it didn't come together was dry so I added 3 tablespoons agave and 1/4 cup almond butter for moisture. It help tasted really good!:-)

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  10. I have made these at least five times since I found this recipe. It is absolutely phenomenal. And I literally JUST pre-ordered your book on Amazon, I cannot wait to get it! You are incredible. I look forward to becoming a raw dessert star (all thanks to you!). I used to be such a failure at making desserts (and my family would politely accept my creations but spit it out while I wasn't looking...haha!), but my family has actually been REQUESTING me to make recipes that I've adapted from your page! Honestly, you're amazing

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  11. I was craving something sweet this afternoon,so I made these. Didn't have any figs, so used dates, and raw honey. They are in the dehydrator, but I've already eaten three!!!

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  12. made and eating right now! awesome! thank you!
    crunchy cacao nibs nice in there

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  13. Hemp seeds are a bit hard to get in Australia as they're not approved for food consumption (ridiculous, I know). Is there anything I can sub these with please? I'm also allergic to chia and flax seeds so a different alternative would be great.
    Thanks,
    Amelia

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  14. @Amelia - you can use any seed or nut you desire ;)

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  15. Thanks Emily. I used sunflower seeds are they were amazing!

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  16. Are these dried or fresh figs?

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Feel free to comment below, I love hearing your thoughts! xo, Em