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Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
Raw versions of popular baked goods are my favorite way to treat my family (and myself) to sweets without wreaking havoc on our bodies. Many raw sweets are a great way to fuel the body properly for sports and other fitness activities as they are a good mix of healthy carbs and a little bit of protein. These Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Cookies are my favorite version; they never last very long in my house whether as a pre-workout meal or afternoon snack.
    Servings
    16-20cookies
    Cook Time
    4hours-mostly dehydrating time
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    Servings
    16-20cookies
    Cook Time
    4hours-mostly dehydrating time
    Meal Plan
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    Ingredients
    • 1cup raw almonds
    • 1 1/2cups pitted dates
    • 1cup raisins, divided
    • 1cup old fashioned rolled oats, divided
    • 1 1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/8 sea salt
    Instructions
    1. Place the almonds in the bowl of a food processor. Process into a coarse meal. Slowly add the dates and ¼ cup raisins, until mixed well and slightly sticky. Add in ¾ cup of the oats and the following three ingredients (through sea salt) and pulse until combined.
    2. Remove to a large bowl (when you try to combine some in your hand it should stick together, if not then add more dates until slightly sticky). Fold in 2 tablespoons oats and ¾ cup raisins until evenly distributed in the dough.
    3. Roll mixture into 1” balls and flatten with the palm of your hand. Dehydrate on trays at 110 degrees for 3-4 hours (they will be slightly firm but soft inside). Let them cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    Recipe Notes

    If you do not have a dehydrator, try using your oven by putting on the lowest temperature, placing the flattened balls on a baking sheet, propping door a bit and check them at 15-20 minutes. I have never done them in my oven so I am taking a guess here and if you make them in the oven, give me a holler as to what worked for you:)

    In sunny climates or during warmer months, you can place the flattened balls on a cookie sheet and leave directly in the sun. Check them in a couple hours for the right “bakedness”- crispy on outside but chewy on inside.

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