Raw {healthy} cookiesI have an insane weakness for cookies. Not much self control when it comes to chocolate chip especially. Imagine my delight when I found a few cookie recipes that include all healthy, whole food and no refined sugar!

Hello raw cookies! Where have you been all my life?

I made these all the time now. It is quite common for hubs to return from his day of teaching to find one babe in a sling and the kiddo standing on a stool helping me throw ingredients into the food processor.

Since Decatur and I did our guest post for Robin, I’ve been thinking about cooking with kids and noticing what recipes are kid friendly. I realize that it’s not super intuitive that using a food processor would be considered kid friendly, I mean spinning blades! But with supervision and the lid on tight, raw recipes actually lend themselves nicely to having little helpers. I measure and D can dump ingredients through the chute, and he loves to flip the switch.

It’s amazing to me that with a few simple ingredients…

You can make something like this:

Raw {healthy} Cookies!

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 3/4 cups ground raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup ground raw oats
  • 1/4 cup Agave Nectar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • chocolate chips (in the original recipe she makes her own chocolate chips, I use pre-made)

Directions: Put cashews and oats in the processor, process until fine but not butter. Add agave, vanilla and coconut oil. Process until combined. Transfer to a bowl and stir in chocolate chips (to taste). Roll into balls and put in the fridge.

Adapted from this Oh She Glows recipe.

Raw Chocolate-Peanutbutter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (you can probably sub another nut butter)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • salt to taste (3/4 tsp or so)
  • 1/3 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts (Or maybe another nut, if you’re allergic to peanuts? Also: If you can only find salted peanuts, reduce or omit added salt)
  • 1/2 tsp (or a little less) pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (to taste)
  • chocolate chips

These are hub’s favorite! I like them with peanut chunks so I add the peanuts towards the end.

Directions: Process raisins until they are well chopped (read: globbed into a ball). Add peanut butter and process until combined, add salt, vanilla and cocoa powder while processor is working (through chute). Add peanuts. Transfer to a bowl and stir in chocolate chips (to taste). Roll into balls and put in the fridge.

Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipe. She has fabulous recipes! Keep in mind that her recipes are often for one or two people, I did the math for you above to create a nice batch of these. This is the largest batch that will fit in my small food processor.

Do you have healthy dessert recipes? Do you cook with your kids?

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