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Daily Archives: June 15, 2018

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These delicious no-bake breakfast cookies have four ingredients, and are ready in less than 10 minutes.

Do you love cookies as much as I do? There’s nothing wrong with treats as part of a balanced diet, but if you want to eat cookies more frequently, perhaps you should get more than calories, sugar, and fat in the bargain!

My idea of a delicious cookie recipe is a no-bake combination of oats, peanut butter, raisins, and pure vanilla extract that’s ready in less than 10 minutes and makes enough to last the week.

These cookies are vegan and gluten-free (especially if you use gluten-free oats), and you can prepare them with no added sugar, if desired.

We usually think of cookies as dessert, but they work for breakfast, too!

If you don’t like cereal, eggs, or yogurt for breakfast, or you don’t have time to eat these nutritious foods, one of these cookies combined with a glass of dairy milk or a carton of yogurt and a piece of fruit makes a portable, healthy morning meal.

Yes, I said “eat cookies for breakfast” and why not? You eat breakfast for dinner, right?

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Makes 10 cookies.

2 cups raisins

1 cup chunky or creamy peanut butter (use natural peanut butter for no added sugar)

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 cups quick oats, toasted*

Place raisins, peanut butter, and vanilla extract in food processor. Blend on HIGH until well combined, about 45 seconds.  The mixture will resemble a paste. Place the raisin mixture in a medium bowl. Add oatmeal and combine well, using your hands, if necessary.  Form into 10 cookies or balls. Store in airtight container.

*Toasting oatmeal makes it taste even better in no-bake recipes. (You can skip this step if want.) To toast oats, preheat oven to 350˚F. Spread the oats evenly on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before using.

Per serving: 292 calories; 8 grams protein; 39 grams carbohydrate; 5 grams fiber; 14 grams fat (2 grams saturated fat); 0 milligrams cholesterol; 164 milligrams sodium; 60 milligrams calcium.

Just grab a breakfast cookie and go. 

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