By Lisa Maliga, copyright 2018
There’s one similarity between macarons [which contain almond flour], and oatmeal raisin cookies made with einkorn flour – einkorn flour should be sifted twice. Other than that, these tasty and nutritious cookies are easy to make and can be eaten only a few minutes after they’re out of the oven.
In this recipe, I used both walnuts and pecans. Of course, you can opt for nut-free, use different nuts, or change the raisins to sultanas or even dried cherries/other types of fruit. The cookies shown here are very soft and chewy — and will remain that way for a few days. If they last that long! Einkorn flour is different from the usual all-purpose wheat flour found in grocery stores, because it’s an ancient grain that has NOT been hybridized. It comes from Italy and is high in the antioxidant lutein.
“A Good Gluten?: The gluten in einkorn lacks the high molecular weight proteins that many people can’t digest. If you are sensitive to modern wheat, einkorn can provide a delicious alternative. Please note that einkorn does contain gluten and is therefore not ok for those with Celiac Disease” from the jovial website.
1/2 cup [1 stick] organic unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup organic virgin coconut oil
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
½ cup raw cane sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract OR vanilla bean paste
1½ cups organic einkorn all-purpose, sifted twice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice OR apple pie spice
½ teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans [optional]
Oven temperature: 350 Fahrenheit
Preheat oven to 350°Fahrenheit.
Line 2 – 3 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
In a large bowl or a stand mixer, cream together butter, coconut oil, and sugars.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Mix well.
Using a spatula or a spoon, stir in oats, raisins and nuts.
Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper or silicone mat-covered baking sheets.
Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
Cool on a wire rack, or enjoy some of them right away while they’re very soft, chewy and hot!
Learn more about einkorn flour here: https://jovialfoods.com/einkorn/learn-more-about-this-super-nutritious-grain/
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