My mother called the other week and said she’d been craving oatmeal cookies for breakfast. Now I know who to blame when I wake up and wanna motorboat chocolate chips before my eyes have half-snapped open. Thanks, Mama.
One of the benefits of having a kid with a blog, I suppose, is that you can call and ask for a custom-created recipe, as per your cravings.
“I just want a cookie with my coffee in the morning. Can you make that?” le mother asked.
And I was all, like, “OMG. I want that, too. So, yes.”
Sadly, life on the paleo side of things means life without the typical baking goods. No flour. No sugar. No oatmeal.
Sounds like a tough combo, when you’re trying to whap together an oatmeal cookie, eh?
The happy news? If you can figure out how to make an oatmeal cookie without oatmeal, it’s a-ok for breakfast eating.
No crazy carb spikes. No zany sugar cravings. Just pure, chewy cookie goodness, ready for coffee dipping, stat.
I love you mom. Next time you need a cookie recipe, you know who to call.
Next time I need to thank someone for genetic code that prefers pastry over kale, I know who to call. ;)
A Note to Hard-core Paleo’ers: Hemp seeds are one of those questionable paleo treats. Seeing as how they are seeds, I use ’em. Seeing as how they are grainular, I support you if you choose to avoid them. In lieu of hemp hearts, try making this recipe with Banana Flour instead. It’ll all be okay.
BIG, CHEWY PALEO OATMEAL COOKIES
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup almond flour
3/4 cup hemp seed hearts
3/4 cup finely shredded coconut
2/3 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix everything together in a big bowl.
3. Spoon giant scoops onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or just until the bottom of the cookies is golden
5. Cool. Remove from pan.
6. Eat. Enjoy with coffee early in the morn.
Makes 8 giant ass cookies.