Sunday, November 20, 2011

Raw Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bites

This post is going to be short, sweet, and...raw.

Eating raw is similar to eating vegan in that it carries a stigma from the general population that eating/cooking this way is difficult, time consuming, and does not taste very good because it lacks ingredients like butter and milk.
This could not be further from the truth...and these cookies are proof - they are easy to make, flavorful, and are ready in no time.

In addition to being fast and easy, eating raw also provides many health benefits. By not heating food over 118 degrees Fahrenheit, it retains all of its nutrients and natural enzymes. When raw food is consumed, those nutrients and natural enzymes are placed directly into the body and provide a source of energy, enhance clarity of mind, and allow the body to work with what it was intended to (it doesn't have to work through synthetic ingredients and separate the good from the bad).

Raw Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bites
You'll need:
2/3 cup raw almonds
2/3 cup raw walnuts
2/3 cup steel cut oats
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup raw agave nectar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3-5 tbs raisins

To make:
1. In a food processor, process the almonds, walnuts, oats, cinnamon and salt to a fine meal.
2. Add the agave and vanilla and process to combine.
3. Add the raisins and pulse just to combine.
4. Roll the cookie dough into balls (about 1 tbsp each) and place them on a cookie pan lined with parchment paper.
5. Place the pan in the freezer for about an hour to firm up.
6. Store balls in a tightly covered container in the freezer.


  1. these look awesome! i make some sort of like this but I don't use nuts...just oats, raisins, dates and I love that you put cranberries in them! If you ever have a chance, Ani Phyo has a great little recipe for raw oatmeal cookies too.

    Your race this weekend...awesome job on that! For a first race or ANY race, you put up a great time!

  2. @Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga)Thank you, Averie! They are so easy to make and are such a healthy and tasty treat. I will definitely check out Ani's site and parooze her recipes.

    As for the race, I trained for about 2 months and learned so much about running during that time. It was a exhilarating experience. Thank you for your kind words :)

  3. I made this last night and I LOVE THEM!! Your recipe was easy to follow with basic ingredients. Thank you:-)

    1. Hi Chastity, I'm so glad that you liked them!