Christmas time is one of my favorite times for baking. Giving cookies and breads to co-workers, friends and family is such a great way to show them you care.
There are those who can’t have sugar or who have other dietary concerns. Since my family and I are eating clean and real food, we are cutting out sugar. We are also cutting out sugar since both of our families have a high instance of Diabetes.
Mom’s these oatmeal raisin almond cookies would make a great after school snack.
I struggled to find a cookie that was made with no sugar. I am so glad I found it in these oatmeal raisin almond cookies.
These cookies are sweetened with apples and raisins. I chose a Granny Smith apple, so there is a bit of a tart taste when you bite into them.
Oatmeal raisin almond cookies are easy to make. They have only 6 ingredients in them.
Oatmeal Raisin Almond Cookies (Sugar Free_
A moist and naturally sweet cookie.
- 2 apples grated
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 sliced almonds
- 4 TBL unsalted butter melted
- 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 325 degree F. Grate the apples and place in a medium sized bowl.
Add the oats, raisins and 3/4 of the almonds. Stir to mix
Pour the melted butter over the mixture and add the salt. Stir well.
With dampened hands, knead the batter a few times to get it to form together.
Again using damp hands, make 12 balls. Place on a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.
Press the balls down little to flatten out the cookies. Sprinkle the remaining almonds on top of the cookies.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.
Store in the refrigerator. These cookies will freeze well.
Here is what I think about the oatmeal raisin almond cookies. I like them. They are not what I consider your “normal” cookie. They are sweet, but not super sweet – remember there is no sugar in them.
Personally, I would have these as a breakfast cookie rather than a dessert cookie. They are soft and moist and have a great little crunch to them thanks to the almonds.
If you are looking for a great sugar free, clean eating, real food cookie – this is the one for you. Try them as a breakfast cookie too.
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