Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are a classic but they have way too many carbs and added sugar. These bites give the same comforting flavor without all the carbs, and they last for 2 weeks! Low glycemic for diabetics.
Using a mixer, beat the butter and honey together on medium speed until they're well combined.
Add the applesauce, vanilla extract, and orange zest to the honey mixture. Beat with the mixer on a low speed until it is well incorporated. The batter will be soupy.
In a separate bowl, add in the almond flour, salt, cinnamon, and oats. Whisk or stir until all ingredients are well combined and even distributed.
Pour the dry ingredients into the honey mixture. Beat on a low speed until everything is well combined. The mixture should automatically pull away from the sides of the bowl.
Add the raisins and pecans (if you're using) to the mixture and stir them in by hand.
Scoop about 2 tablespoons worth of dough into the palm of your hand. Roll the dough in a circular motion between the palms of you hands until a ball is formed. At times, the pecans may break apart the dough as you roll. In this case, roll a little faster and it will come together.
Recipe makes 22 to 24 bites.The optional pecans are included in the nutritional information.Using softened butter is necessary. Melted or cold butter cannot be used.Imitation vanilla extract is used here because it does not contain alcohol. Since these bites are not baked, the alcohol would remain in the dough and warp the taste after sitting for 24 hours.Store in a closed container, or wrapped with plastic wrap, in the refrigerator for up to 14 days.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bites
Amount Per Serving (2 balls)
Calories 135Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Trans Fat 0.1g100%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.2g
Vitamin A 61IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Vitamin D 0.2µg1%
Vitamin E 3mg17%
Vitamin K 0.2µg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on the most up-to-date requirements for pregnant women.