• Clara Blanchette

Grandma's Oat Cookies


Bonjour tout le monde!


as you might know, my mom's side's family is very close. to be more precise, I'd say, we meet every Sunday. yes. now you see what I'm talking about. So, my grandma called Réjeanne Lemay had 3 daughters with my grandpa Marcel Dussault. My mom's sisters are Stéphanie and Caroline (actually my 1rst and second grade teacher). Both sisters are now teaching in different schools, as well as was my grandmother. and, well, my mom's the only one who chose a diverse job, she's a family doctor. I have 4 cousins on this side. Charles, Julia, Lily and Rosemary. in total, you can count 15 people, with my two uncles and my own little family. if you think logically, that means my grandmother feeds 15 people on every Sunday. Now you might understand where all of that blog idea comes from. ;)

Since I'm little it's how it goes. since my 16 year old brother's little that's how it goes. and I can proudly say that I am extremely grateful to be so close to the ones I love, considering the fact that really not plenty people have the same opportunity.

if you follow my instagram account (BTW: @thepaleokid_) you probably noticed I have a highlight called "Sunday Suppers" where I insert photos of the meals we have, so I'll be trying to that every time or so we go there, so you can be inspired for diverse meals. follow up!

actually, this side of my family meets every Sunday, but you also need to know, that the bigger part of my family, which is basically all of my grandmother's sisters and brothers with their kids and their kid's kids and so on, are reunited. that normally happens two to three times a year. and we are a pretty big bunch. actually like 120-30 always growing. and the house where we reunite, is sort of the original house of growth, and it's so small I can tell you, when you're 120 sweaty people all squished together, it becomes pretty hot. But, once again, I couldn't be happier about this great big family.


today, I'm sharing one of my favorite childhood recipes, one that my grandma would always make to trace smiles on our faces; oat cookies. these guys are revolutionary, they will comfort you just like they did and still do for me. Obviously, big shoutout to my grandma, love you, for taking such great care of all of us, and don't worry I'll translate you this message when you'll read it, 😉😅

and by the way, did I forget to mention that these are literally the easiest? well, if I did, just letting you know that they are!

you've probably realized that this recipe contains oats. (I mean it's literally in the name) and if you've been worrying because you know oats like Quaker's for example, can contain traces of wheat, try and find certified gluten free oats or replace them by puffed quinoa, ground flax seed or again, chia seeds.

well, here we go!

welcoming these little beauties: oaaaattt cookiessss!

ingredients:

- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour

- 1 1/2 cups oats

- 1/2 tsp baking soda

- 1/4 tsp salt

- 1/2 cup dairy free margarine or coconut oil (or butter if you're not dairy-free)

- 1 1/4 cups coconut sugar or brown sugar


- 1 1/4 cups avocado oil (I don't really see the taste, but if you don't like it, choose whatever oil you want)

- 1 tsp vanilla extract

- 1 egg

- raisins, optional

instructions:

- preheat the oven to 375F, and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

- in a bol, mix flour, oats, baking soda and salt.

- in another bowl, cream dairy-free spread with sugar, oil and vanilla. add the egg and whip until the mixture is smooth. then, add dry ingredients.

- create balls and place on sheet. and cook for 12 minutes or about, until slightly golden. Cool.

And....eat!

I hope you loved these, comment, like and share if you think more would love this recipe. once again, thanks for trying this one out, and stay tuned for next week's post!

xxx Clara