Pecan Raisin Cookies

These cookies are fantastic – no other word to describe them. You don’t have to sacrifice some of your favorite treats in order to maintain a healthy diet. I’m all about “treats” as long as they stay within the diet plan and are on occasion – not every meal. These cookies are a perfect little dessert that doesn’t include a ton of junk that adds unhealthy fats or calories. You may be skeptical about the pecan flour but don’t be. I personally think most nut or seed flours are stupid expensive so this time I decided to make my own. My mom has a pecan tree that went crazy so we have quite an abundance of pecans. All I did to make this flour was grind up some raw pecans in a small blender – perfect! The pecans give a great taste to these cookies. The coconut adds texture and the cinnamon brings back familiar memories of traditional oatmeal cookies. No grains, gluten, soy, or dairy in these little treats – enjoy! Makes about 20 cookies.

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1 cup pecan flour (Approx. 2 cups raw pecans, finely ground in a blender)
¼ cup coconut flour
1 cup coconut flakes
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp sea salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup coconut oil, cold (or butter)
¼ cup agave nectar, honey or maple syrup
½ cup raisins

  •  In a large mixing bowl, blend together applesauce, vanilla, coconut oil and sweetener.
  • Add in dry ingredients and mix over medium speed for about 2 minutes or until smooth. Gently fold in raisins.
  • Using a cookie scoop, place dough balls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350°F for about 12 minutes.
  • Watch them closely as they will burn fast. Cool on wire rack for about 10 minutes before serving.

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