Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Almost baking; Paleo No Bake "Oatmeal" Cookies

Well, I'm baking again!! Kind of. I felt inspired today, somewhat getting back into the swing of things after moving from south Florida to the panhandle. That meant moving, getting takeout, unpacking, getting takeout, almost done with the place, and celebrating with dinner out on the town!! Needless to say we are ready to get back to some healthy eating. 
Two days in and I'm already craving sweets. I fooled around with a few recipes and came up with some healthy cookie dough balls, "oatmeal" to be exact, minus the oatmeal.

Paleo No Bake "Oatmeal" Cookies

-2 cups of almond flour
-1/4 c. of honey
-1/4 c. of pure grade A maple syrup
-1/4 c. of a nut butter (I used peanut, shame on me, but it was all I had; almond peanut; whatever you have)
-1/4 c. of coconut oil (in solid form)
-1tsp.-1TBS. of cinnamon (to taste)
-3/4 c. of finely chopped walnuts (measure after chopping)
-1/2 c. of raisins 

Get out a large bowl dump everything in except the walnuts and raisins. Mix with a wooden spoon until everything is moistened and a dough forms. Chop up walnuts with a knife, processor, or take out frustrations on the walnuts in a ziplock and use a rolling pin as your weapon of choice. Add the walnuts and raisins to the mixture, stir until they are distributed.
Next grab a plate or cookie sheet (that will fit in fridge or freezer) using two teaspoon sized spoons scoop and scrape dough onto the plate or sheet. Sprinkle with an extra dash of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey, cover lightly with plastic wrap and let harden in the freezer or fridge for a few hours to your hardened likeness!! Or eat out of the bowl if you lack the will power.
Here are some pictures, pictures are helpful.
Enjoy 🌞


  1. Hi Chatty Patty. Sorry for the almost year it took to respond :-P The quotation around "Oatmeal" was meant to be fictitious, since oatmeal is not permitted on the Paleo diet. The chopped nuts in the recipe gives the cookie some texture like oatmeal. If you want the oatmeal it would be fantastic to add in the recipe!! Sorry for the confusion!

  2. Just found these and tried them today. Turned out delicious! I didn't have much maple syrup, so we subbed a little bit of stevia and a little bit of erythritol instead, so the texture might have been slightly more dry. We also used peanut butter - yum!

  3. I'm so glad you liked them Kristy! I have another recipe for "No Bake Vegan Oatmeal Cookies." If you are sticking with Paleo, substitute the oatmeal with the same method, adding chopped nuts, I added some unsweetened coconut too when I converted them to Paleo! Happy baking!