For a while, I was posting healthy cookie recipes without sugar. Instead, I was adding maple syrup or dates. But do you know what really makes a cookie taste good? Brown sugar.
Let me explain. Over the last few years my sweetness pallet has really changed. I can no longer get a specialty drink at Starbucks without getting a sugar headache. I can no longer make a smoothie with really ripe bananas. And when I see a recipe for sweets that calls for cups of white sugar, I can’t even.
When I add a moderate amount of brown sugar to a cookie I get a really good tasting cookie. not too sweet, but yet my kids still love the taste- and I do too.
These flourless oatmeal raisin cookie bars are perfect. They’re chewy, just sweet enough, and have loads of raisins in them. Adding chocolate chips would be awesome as well. If you like these, you should try my Flourless Pumpkin Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies, My Flourless Caramel-Apple Oatmeal Cookies, or my Flourless Oatmeal Cookie Cups with Raspberry Filling.
Flourless Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie Bars
2 cups of oats
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of milk
1 cup of raisins
Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In your mixer, mix all the dry ingredients, followed by the white ingredients. Add raisins. Pour mixture into a 9×6 pan or a larger one- but they will be thinner. bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
I will make these again for sure. Wanna know a secret? These a very good breakfast. less sugar than your average breakfast cereal!