Let me just throw this out there. I’m a sucker. A total sucker. The bring a cute puppy home that I don’t need (*cough* Ike), give someone money in a concert parking lot for something related to yoga (I couldn’t really understand what she was talking about) and fall hook, line and sinker for the internet bozo who told a tall tale type of sucker. Although! I have never wired any money to an ambassador in Africa in order to collect my long lost oil inheritance. Yet.
With that being said, I recently sent this recipe out to my email subscribers as a newsletter exclusive. Well, a lot of people missed out and started emailing me for the recipe. I was a bit torn. On one hand, I promised it would be a “thank you” to all of those who subscribed to my newsletter and I didn’t want to go back on that and turn into a paleo charlatan! On the other hand, I know a lot of people missed my post and really just want a damn good paleo oatmeal cookie recipe. What to do?
At the end of the day, it’s just a silly recipe, so I put it into the hands of my Instagram followers and overwhelmingly people said to post the recipe. And since I’m a sucker, I now present you with hands-down the best paleo oatmeal cookie you’ll ever have. I stand firm on that. For reals.
Oatmeal cookies have always been my favorite cookie. I love the warm, chewy, cinammon-y comfort they offer. In my mind, it’s the quintessential cookie. But recreating the taste and texture without the oats and gluten has proven to be tricky. I’ve tried a few but they tasted so… paleo. I know, what a thing to say. But that’s the best way I can describe them.
I’m happy to say, that after a few batches I nailed it! They’re chewy and oatmeal-y and comforting. And want to know what the secret ingredients are? Ground flax and unsweetened shredded coconut. I took a bit of inspiration from my own old fashioned breakfast No’tmeal recipe, which essentially uses both of those. Don’t worry though, you can’t even tell those guys are in them. It doesn’t taste like a flax and coconut cookie. It tastes like an oatmeal cookie! And even better, they are incredibly easy to make. No fancy pants techniques and you can whip these out in under 20 minutes.
So please, do yourself a favor and get at it! But please don’t hate me for your new addiction! And you’re welcome.
- 1.5 C. almond flour
- ½ C. tapioca flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ¼ C. coconut sugar
- ½ Tbsp. cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- ¼ C. honey
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp. grass fed butter or ghee (room temp)
- 2 Tbsp. shredded unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds
- ½ C. raisins
- Preheat oven to 350*
- In a mixer combine almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, coconut sugar, pinch of salt and cinnamon.
- Once combined add honey, vanilla, egg, butter or ghee and combine thoroughly.
- Add coconut, flax and raisins and briefly mix until just combined.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and scoop a generous tablespoon of dough onto paper.
- Bake for 12 minutes and set aside to cool.
- Makes approximately 12 cookies