Ooey, gooey, and comforting! These Deep Dish Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies are a healthy way to enjoy dessert for breakfast and packed with complex carbs, protein, and fibre. Gluten-free & vegan.
Promise not to judge me when I tell you that I kind of, sort of, maybe, definitely prefer oatmeal raisin cookies to oatmeal chocolate chip cookies?
You’re judging me. I know you are. And my 10-year old self would be right there with you. Back in the day, I wouldn’t touch anything with raisins in it, and I developed serious trust issues after the handful of times where my mom tossed some raisins into the chocolate chip oatmeal cookies she used to make me as a kid and told me they were just chocolate chip.
[Moms… don’t do that to your kids.]
But the older I got, the more I [voluntarily] started to dabble in the dark side, and I’ve gotten to the point where I can confidently say that raisins > chocolate chips. At least when it comes to oatmeal cookies. In my humble opinion, of course.
I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something so comforting about the combination of oats and raisins. And it’s even more awesome when it’s in the form of a GIANT deep dish cookie that’s actually healthy enough to eat for breakfast…
On that note, have you ever done the cookies for breakfast thing? Because as much as I love them, I don’t think I ever have.
I’ve done Poptarts, Nutrigrain bars, Eggos, jumbo muffins, cereal, oats… but never cookies. They just don’t feel like a breakfast food, eh? Probably because you’d have to eat about six of them to feel satisfied.
But these deep dish cookies? Totally different story.
Then again, I suppose I’m using the “cookie” term pretty loosely when it comes to these. They look and feel like a deep dish cookie (ooey, gooey, and comforting), but they’ve basically got the ingredients of a single-serve baked oatmeal… hence the “perfect for breakfast” bit. They’re also not as sweet or dessert-y thanks to a lack of butter, flour, and refined sugar.
BUT! they are deliciously healthy, gluten-free, vegan, and packed with the kind of things you want in your breakfast… like complex carbs, protein, and fiber. They’ll definitely keep you satisfied all morning and aren’t too hard on the tongue either… which sounded way better in my head than it did in writing. You know the expression “easy on the eyes?” Apparently it doesn’t transfer over so well to taste buds. Either way! They’re tasty little suckers and I hope you love them.
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- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In an individual sized (~16oz.) ramekin or oven-safe dish, combine the oats, oat bran, coconut flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. Add the almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla, mixing until well combined. Finally, stir in the raisins.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until centre has set and desired consistency is reached. Top with any additional toppings and enjoy warm.
* If you don’t have any oat bran on hand, just use an additional 2 Tbsp (10 g) of oats. ** You can sub this for any flour you have on hand, but the coconut flour really helps give this bake a doughier texture. If you do switch out, you’ll need to reduce the almond milk to about 1/3 cup (80 ml)
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