Gluten-free goodness

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I work with a few gluten-free folks, so when I bring in treats, I try to include them by making something gluten-free.  It’s funny how in my mind, if it’s gluten-free it’s not going to be as good as whatever else I bring.

This recipe is not only gluten-free, it’s vegan (if you use the right kind of chocolate chips) and has no processed sugar.  For me that’s three strikes, but it sounded simple and you can make a small batch, so I decided it was worth a try.

This recipe is so easy, and I have to admit I was wrong.  “Healthier” doesn’t have to be less tasty.  I love cashews, and that flavor comes through, along with the sweetness I want in a cookie.  No baking to heat up the kitchen, and you can make them with the blender.

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Gluten-free raw cookie dough balls
 

 

Cookie dough mixed up in the blender for a healthier, no-bake treat.
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: dessert
Cuisine: American
: 8 balls

Ingredients
  • ⅔ C cashews (I used regular roasted cashews, but you could use raw)
  • ⅓ C oatmeal (if you need them to be gluten-free, just check the packaging on your oatmeal- they aren’t all gluten-free)
  • 2-3T light agave
  • 1t vanilla extract
  • ⅛ t salt
  • ¼ C mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
  1. Put cashews and oatmeal in blended or food processor and blend until a fine powder. (Don’t overmix or they will turn into a paste).
  2. Pour into a bowl and add agave, vanilla, salt and chocolate chips. Mix until clumps begin to form. If it won’t stick together, add a little more agave.
  3. Scoop by rounded teaspoons and pack together into bite-sized balls
  4. If they are too sticky, refrigerate or place in freezer for a few minutes.

 

2 Responses to “Gluten-free goodness”

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes
    August 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    This is definitely a winner!

  2. Kiley
    September 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    Just found this on foodgawker and made it. It was amazing! I ate the whole thing myself!

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