Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I am soooo excited about this recipe today!  I was recently reading an article by the Kitchn about substituting avocado for butter in baking recipes, so I obviously had to test it out.  Turns out this is 100% true and works like a charm! 

I love love love avocados and I always try to incorporate them in my diet as much as possible!  The one thing that is really good about baking with avocado is that it doesn’t really have much of a taste so it will pick up the flavour from the rest of the ingredients!

Okay okay okay, I am not much for the chit chat so I will get right to the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of oat flour (ground oatmeal)
  • 1 1/4 cup of oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon (more or less depending on your preference)
  • 1 tsp of baking soda & powder
  • 1/2 cup mashed avocado (the riper the avocado, the better)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 – 4 tbsp honey, depending on how sweet you want them (I used this honey and it was delicious!!)
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • dash of vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 (do not go hotter)
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the avocado until no chunks are left
  4. Melt the honey in the microwave for about 10-20 seconds (depending how thick yours in)
  5. Add the honey, egg, and milk to the mashed avocado and stir well
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients are stir until everything is incorporated
  7. Add in the vanilla extract
  8. On a lined baking dish, shape into 12 cookies and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. *Note: Timing will depend on how ripe your avocado is.  You want the cookies to be a little golden brown on top.

 

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