Many people with Celiac disease do not get enough fiber and grains in their diet. I am no different, so lately I’ve been on a mission to incorporate more oats in to my everyday diet. Oats have been proven to improve health in just about anyone. They improve digestive function, help increase energy and keep you full longer. This recipe isn’t the healthiest way to get your oats, but it’s a start.
Grandma’s cookie recipe is really Golden Raisin Oatmeal cookies, but I’m just not a raisin fan. I used mini chocolate chips instead. You can use whichever you prefer. Also, if you aren’t big on orange flavoring, feel free to use vanilla instead. The bf didn’t really love the orange flavor and yet all my cookies disappeared in only two days!
Grandma H’s Oatmeal Cookies
1/3 c. Butter or coconut oil, softened
1/2 c. Brown sugar
1/4 c. Evaporated cane sugar
1 Egg (or Egg Re-placer)
1 Tb. Water
1 1/2 c. Gluten free Oats (quick oats are best)
1/2 c. Brown rice flour
1/4 tsp. Xanthan gum
1 tsp. Orange zest or extract (Can substitute vanilla)
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 – 3/4 c. Golden Raisins or Chocolate chips
1/4 c. Walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In medium mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and egg.
Add water, vanilla, oats, baking soda, flour and xanthan gum.
Mix well and add orange extract, cinnamon and raisins or chocolate chips.
Use a tablespoon and spoon cookies onto parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes. Enjoy!