Sep 19 2011

Raw Oatmeal Cookies

RawOatmeal

I recently got a dehydrator so I’m really into seeing what I can do with it. When you cook food, it loses some of it’s nutrients, but not when you dehydrate it.

This weekend I tried to make some healthy, raw cookies and I’m quite pleased with the result!

The cookies only take a few minutes to make but they need to un-cook in the dehydrator for 4 hours.

If you don’t hace a dehydrator, don’t worry, my kids went crazy over the batter before I put them in.

These cookies are a great way to get picky kids to eat nuts; a great source of omegas, protein, and fiber.

People often say, “wow, your kids must be SO regular!” And it’s true, they are, but everyone should be.

If you’re not, add this recipe to your diet and it will help.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups finely chopped almonds

1 cup finely chopped walnuts

1 cup old fashion oat meal

1/2 cup agave, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, or honey

1/4 cup filtered water

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 pinch nutmeg

1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Directions:

Put the almonds and walnuts in a food processor and chop until fine, or slightly chunky if you choose.

In a medium bowl, combine nuts, oats, spices, and salt (raisins if you like).

Add agave (or sweetener of your choice), water and stir.

Scoop into small balls and place on the mesh rack for your dehydrator. Dehydrate at 105 for four hours.

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