I may or may not be the only person in the world like this, but growing up (and to this day) I’ve actually always prefered cinnamon raisin cookies to chocolate chip…. Anyone out there crazy too or just me?
Anyways, not only is the actually cookie better in my opinion, but oh my… the cookie dough? MMMMMM. Impeccable. I can’t get enough of the stuff! So when I decided to make a healthy version of it, I was a little hesitant because I knew how dangerous it would be. I may lose all self control and start eating the stuff by the batch. Yikes.
When I was little I was the same way with cookie dough, I was always eating it by the spoonful at Christmas-time while Mom was doing her best to fend me off and make Christmas cookies. But one fateful day I actually got salmonella poisoning from eating raw cookie dough and had to be hospitalized for a week. Yeah, so now you know it’s not just some made up story parents tell you to scare you off. That stuff actually happens. And it is NOT a good time.
But nowwwwww, since this recipe is dairy, gluten, and refined sugar free (and egg free), I can eat all I want without having to worry about another trip to the hospital! TBH I’ve made this, not even bothered to roll it into balls, and brought it with me in a jar to a movie and I ate the whole darn thing. The only repercussion was I was very full. But that I can definitely handle.
Okay that’s enough rambling from me for one day, I’ll letcha get on with your lives. And I promise I’m working on a chocolate chip cookie dough recipe too for everyone out there who isn’t like me BUT do yourselves a favor and give this one a try too because it’s da bombbbbbb.
Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Dough Balls
- ½ cup gluten-free oat flour
- ¼ cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp raw honey
- 1 Tbsp MCT oil (or virgin coconut oil)
- 1 Tbsp no sugar added applesauce
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp raisins
- Add all your ingredients to a bowl and mix together until everything is thoroughly combined.
- Scoop out about 1 tablespoon worth of dough and roll into a ball. Repeat until all the dough has been used.
- Store in the fridge and enjoy!