Monday, June 9, 2014

Oatmeal chocolate cookies

I have been trying to go as gluten-free as possible.

My GF lent was a success, although it was a lot harder than I thought.

I had not imagened how much a person can crave just a teeny bity of bread.

Or how many foods actually have gluten, even if it doesn't seem so.

But after Passover I have been eating gluten again and I can notice my fybromyalgia acting out.

So, I have been trying to find GF treats for myself.

And I was so happy when I found out, little research never did anything bad to anyone, that there actually is GF oatmeal.

What was the next step?

Oatmeal cookies of course, and since chocolate is GF also, well, that would be the perfect solution, wouldn't it.

Here is my recipe for Oatmeal chocolate cookies.

We had a lot fun doing them with my son and even more fun eating them.


5 dl oatmeal

200 gr margarine

100 gr dark chocolate

0,5 dl sugar

1tea spoon vainilla

2 eggs


1. Melt the chocolate together with margarine. I used microwave because it is the easiest way. Then mix them well and let them cool off.

2. Mix oatmeal with the egg, sugar and vainilla. Just use a big spoon and get them all mixed even.

3. Mix the cooled off chocolate-margarine with the rest of the ingredients. It's important that it really has cooled off or you'll cook the eggs.

4. Make little balls of the mix and bake them in 200C. My oven leaks so you might not need that high temperature. The time depends on the size of the cookies you make but 10-15 min should be enough.

Enjoy!

22 comments:

  1. I've been eating gluten free foods lately and I'm surprise how good they taste. These cookies looks good as well!

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  2. Oatmeal cookies are my most favorite cookie.. thanks for the recipe..

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  3. My family loves oatmeal cookies!

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  4. Very nice activity to do with the kiddies.

    I went wheat free, gluten free, and sugar free for two months, and the results were amazing. It is a restrictive lifestyle for sure, but there are so many different possibilities to explore. Takes a bit of time to get used to, but it's a lovely health change. The only thing I was not able to find a substitute for in this journey was brown sugar and molasses (for the sugar free part of the diet), but for the most part, all I had to do was cook and bake everything.

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    1. I really liked being GF too, Yona. After I got over the craze for anything with gluten. It's weird how strong that is. But it's true there is a lot of really good food you can do, it just takes a bit more effort and time.

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  5. These look really easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Those sound amazing! Very interested in trying to go gluten free for a time, to see if it leads to any positive changes in my family's health or well being. Nice to know there are still yummy snacks in a GF diet!

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  7. My daughter is allergic to wheat and I'm still nursing which means I gluten free. It's hard not to cheat and very challenging because she's also allergic to nuts, dairy and eggs. I cheat sometimes but I fell so guilty afterwards :(
    I want these cookies!!!!

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    1. I do sometimes oatmeal cookies without egg. They are really taste too just break easier, so you have to be careful. But you can still have cookies :)

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  8. Those look tasty they kind of look like meatballs....lol. I am a sucker for oatmeal anything.

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  9. great recipe! i can follow this...thank you for sharing!

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  10. That looks like a ball of yumminess! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  11. Yum! Who doesn't love a good cookie?

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  12. Looks yummy!
    Thanks for sharing.
    God bless,
    Chris

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  13. Hi Joanna,
    What a delectable treat! Thank you for sharing your oatmeal chocolate cookie recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! We appreciate it!

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  14. Your cookies look like they would be delicious. I think any diet change is much more successful if you plan ahead and seek out recipes like this one. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

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  15. Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday! I'm featuring your recipe this week and can't wait to see what you have for us this week.

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  16. I love the concept of this recipe. I can use gluten free oats and make them for my gluten free friend. I can't wait to try them. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  17. Holy yumminess! I need to branch out and can't wait to try these! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

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  18. Hi there! I am moving to Ecuador in the fall and am worried about finding gluten free products. I have Celiac disease and don't have any option. Are there readily available gluten free oats? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Lauren, I'm so sorry I hadn't seen your comment before. It isn't easy to find gluten free oats here. You should try Supermaxi though, it's a supermarket chain that you can find in any bigger town/city here. They offer the most gluten free products you can find.
      And be careful, people here don't really know what gluten free means. For example, a friend of mine asked if the food she was eating had gluten (chicken breast with a sauce) and was told that it didn't have. The chicken didn't have any gluten but the sauce did.
      On the other hand there are wonderful foods made with plantain bananas, rice, yuca and many other ingredients that don't have any gluten in them.

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