If you’re looking for a pleasant accompaniment for your afternoon tea, we highly recommend these Oatmeal Carob Chip Cookies. They are the perfect cookies to munch on while sipping your favorite hot beverage. Or even with a glass of milk, if you’d prefer that. With almond flour and brown rice flour, even those with gluten intolerances will find these carob chip cookies enjoyable. The addition of cashews for the nutty taste and carob powder as natural sweetener is what gives these carob cookies that little extra something special. Gluten-free and refined sugar free, you definitely can’t go wrong with these sweet yet nutritious delights.
Oatmeal Carob Chip Cookies
Please don’t be fooled by the simplicity and adorable shape of these cookies. While they may look like basic oatmeal cookies, they have in fact a lot more to offer in the nutrition department. Moreover, you won’t even guess that these are gluten free carob cookies because the overall flavor profile is incredibly delicious. It has that homemade aspect to it but it is absolutely gourmet, based on the ingredient list. Let’s take a look.
- Gluten Free Flours. We prefer making our own gluten free flour blend and for this, we combined almond flour and brown rice flour. There is also a little bit of arrowroot flour.
- Healthy Choice for Oil. In lieu of butter, we are using extra virgin oil for this recipe.
- Natural Sweeteners. Raisins and carob powder team up as sweetening agents.
- Nutty Flavor. Using raw cashews packs a lot of flavor but it is not overwhelming.
- Luscious Ingredients. Organic pure maple syrup, pure real vanilla extract and homemade carob chips. If you’d prefer to use chopped homemade fruit and nut bar or large carob chips, those make excellent replacements or additions as well.
Oatmeal Carob Chip Cookie Recipe
- 1 Baking Oven
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsps pure maple syrup
- 2 tsps pure real vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 large egg yolk, beaten
- In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Mix well.
- In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together, making sure they're well combined.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture. Mix thoroughly.
- Add the rolled oats, cashews, and raisins and into the mix. If needed, use your hands to massage the mixture to ensure that everthing is well-incorporated.
- With a small round ice cream or cookie scoop, place three (3) carob chips in the bottom and pack it with the mix. Release it onto parchment paper on a baking sheet, an inch or more apart.
- Preheat oven to 350F and bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Allow the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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