These oatmeal raisin cookie dough bites are a delicious portable snack.
When I leave town for a conference, work trip or project; I’m 100% focused and in what you call “work mode.”
I’m always grateful for the opportunity to get out of my four walls in southern suburbia and meet other people with whom I can talk social media, business and MOMables.
Upon my return, the kids always want “mom” treats and their favorite homemade meals. The truth is, that returning home is also exhausting. I have to catch up on laundry, homework, grocery shopping and spending some quality time with the kids individually.
Am I always in the mood to bake something? Not really.
I try to explain to my kids that “mom loves to cook not bake.” So what do I do when my kids want a baked treat and I don’t feel like baking?
I head over to the MOMables website and browse through some of the kid-tested quick recipes, of course! My go to recipe is the no-bake cookie dough bites. No, I don’t make cookie dough with raw eggs and let them eat it by the spoonful! I think I deserve a bit more credit, don’t you think?
These oatmeal raisin cookie dough bites taste just like the real thing, are loaded with omega 3s, fiber and protein. All the goodness of a healthy snack plus the taste of an oatmeal raisin cookie in each bite.
- ½ cup creamy raw almond butter or peanut butter
- ¼ cup raw honey or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 3 Tablespoons quick oats
- 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup California raisins
- In a large bowl, mix together nut butter, honey (or maple syrup) and vanilla until creamy and well blended.
- In a separate bowl, combine the coconut flour, ground flax seed, quick oats, cinnamon and sea salt. Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix well to combine (I like to use a wooden spoon). Fold in the raisins
- Use your hands to knead the dough. If the dough is too wet, add a bit more coconut flour. If it's too dry and doesn't hold together well, knead in one teaspoon (or two) or water.
- Scoop out tablespoon-size portions and roll into one-inch balls using your hands to create a bite-sized treat.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve.