Oatmeal Cookies {Naturally Sweetened}

Someone came up with the great idea to bake some cookies last week… and since we like to bake a healthier-ish treat mid-week these were sweetened with agave and coconut sugar {white sugar free!}.

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In baking with natural sweeteners for a few years now, I’m finding that a balance of coconut sugar and agave nectar/syrup works nicely in most recipes to substitute for white sugar. a ratio of 1:1 typically provides the right consistency, but in some cases I’ll go a little lighter on the agave and more with the coconut sugar… as with this recipe. {I also love baking with honey and maple syrup!}

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies {Naturally Sweetened}

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup  coconut sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup agave syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1⁄2 cups  flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups Old-Fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup  raisins, dried cranberries or chocolate chips {can also use unsweetened coconut flakes, chopped nuts, etc.}
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat butter, coconut sugar, agave nectar, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Stir in oats and raisins/chocolate chips.
  5. Use a spoon or cooke scoop and place 2-3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 7-9 minutes or until golden brown around the edges {the middles should be just set, but not wet}.
  7. Cool several minutes, then move to a wire rack.
  8. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

Enjoy! 🙂

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