Raw Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Maple Pecan Cookie Dough {Part One}

cinnamon maple pecan cookie dough Happy Friday!

Happy June 1!

Somehow I was in a panic earlier today when I started thinking we were already halfway through the year.

I even posted it on Facebook…

Happy June 1!!! Who else besides me is having a hard time believing we are already half way through 2012??? In honor of the 2012 half-way mark, I think it’s time for a sweet celebration! Check back soon for my sweet creation!

As my friend, KB, might say, my “thinker” wasn’t working very well today :-)

Thank goodness Shelly brought me back to my senses when she sweetly replied {I’m sure so I wouldn’t feel too bad about my slip up}

Isn’t the half-way mark on July 1st? So now you get an extra month – savor it!!!

So even though we aren’t halfway through 2012 yet {whew!}, I think we should all heed Shelly’s advice, and savor a little sweet treat.

This one actually comes in two parts.

Today’s Raw Oatmeal Cinnamon Maple Pecan Cookie Dough Balls…

cinnamon maple pecan cookie dough balls

And…

In case you make this recipe today and can manage to save some of these decadent treats, check back this Sunday for my Oatmeal Cinnamon Maple Pecan Cookie Dough Surprise!

Here’s the first recipe…

Raw Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Maple Pecan Cookie Dough {Gluten-Free and Vegan}

Cinnamon Raisin Maple Pecan Cookie Dough Balls

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 12

Serving Size: 1 ball

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1/2 cup oats {certified gluten-free for those on a gluten-free diet}
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, except raisins, in food processor with blade attachment. Pulse ingredients together, scraping sides as needed, until well combined. It should be the consistency of a thick nut butter.
  2. Place "dough" on parchment paper, add raisins, and mix in to dough using hands. Shape dough in to 12 1-inch balls and enjoy, or cover and store in refrigerator until ready to eat.
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maple cinnamon cookie doughMake sure you use plump juicy raisins in these raw cookie dough treats!

oatmeal pecan maple cinnamon raisin cookie dough ballsThese dough balls are full of healthy stuff {pecans, oats, flax, coconut oil, and cinnamon}, but low in calories they are not, so treat your self to just one for a snack or dessert!

cookie dough ballsAnd save the rest for my Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Maple Pecan Cookie Dough surprise!

Have you ever made raw cookie dough balls before?  Do you think you can save these for my surprise?  How’s your thinker working today???

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Comments

  1. LOL! That’s my problem — trying to manage to save sweet treats when I make them.

  2. These look wonderful! I haven’t made raw cookies before but I need to try it.

  3. Yum. These are made of all the things I love!

  4. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought of making cookie balls recently. I see them everywhere and know my fam would love them. Yours look delish, of course ;-)

    • Thanks Regan! I was the same way too…I saw so many delicious ideas, and now that I’ve made these and they were SO easy, I’m thinking why did I ever wait so long!

  5. I made raw carrot cake balls at work the other day, for the customers and team members, and they LOVED them!! So…I think I’ll be making these soon :) With a few modifications. I can’t wait! I know they will be a hit!
    Enjoy your weekend :)

  6. It’s been a long time since I made raw cookie dough balls. Yours sound delicious!

    I’m glad we aren’t half way through the year yet! :)

  7. The Gross One says:

    Using two tablespoons of maple syrup per recipe, a Costco 1/2 gallon of maple syrup will allow you to make a 64x recipe. Be sure to drop some by the house and encourage Si-Si to set up a stand on the street corner. One never can have too much maple syrup!

  8. I’ve never made raw cookie balls before but these sound really good. It would feel like licking the bowl every time you ate one.

  9. These look super yummy and I just posted them to my pinterest low FODMAP recipe board. I will definitely be trying these.

  10. teri@managedmacros says:

    June, July….they both start with a ‘J’! :) LOL! Your summer celebration treats looks yummers! Nice part is that they don’t require the oven being turned on. Quick, easy and whole ingredients…pretty awesome in my book!!!

  11. We have a nearby shop that makes all kinds of raw dough goodies (although they don’t call it that) and we love them, although they are expensive. I have made a kind of raw blueberry cheesecake type thing that was delish (and taken dreadful photos of so haven’t blogged it yet until that’s rectified). Generally I try and stay clear of these things because although healthy, tiny things are hard to eat in moderation. Especially when you have a husband who has the metabolism of a hummingbird and can scoff anything he likes, and in any quantity, without gaining an ounce. I really should hate him. No, I’m not bitter! Lovely oaty balls, m’love

  12. Raw cookie dough balls are one of my favorite indulgences! These little bites are a great!

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