If you are a casual reader of my blog, you might not know that I am a writer. Don’t get me wrong, I love to bake. It’s fun and relaxing and I began this blog because it was something I love to do. I didn’t force myself to bake because it was the cool thing at the moment. Forcing myself to do things typically doesn’t work out that well. I also love to cook and do it almost every day, even if I don’t always share those recipes here.
But in my soul, I am a writer. I eat sleep and breath words. If I am not writing, I am probably reading or watching movies and TV shows, learning. I’m researching and thinking about my projects, trying to solve the issues I have with what I am currently working on.
Lately, I am more immersed than ever, determined to finally land an agent. Working on four or five different things in different phases and media has left me feeling sometimes scattered and always caught up in my head, the worlds of my creations, places that sometimes aren’t a bad spot to hang out for awhile.
When I began this blog, I wanted more crossover between the two things, but it rarely seems natural. Now and then I have the opportunity to chat about writing and sometimes those tendencies creep into the blog. Like today. With this title. Gluten Free Honey Bees.
I am sorry. You think I am a loser now. Well some of you already did, but you’re still reading, so who’s the real winner?
These cookies are gluten free. They have honey. They kind of look like beehives if you tilt your head a certain way. And the title rhymes. People, it rhymes and I love it and you should too. Rhyming is fun. Also when you start mixing up characters names the search for fun requires only small finds for victory.
Make these cookies and you will most definitely feel victorious no matter what you call them. They are a breeze to make, have no gluten, dairy, or refined sugar, and are sticky and sweet and nutty and pretty much everything I can ask for in a cookie, especially one that has only a few ingredients.
And if you make them, I know you are totally going to call them Gluten Free Honey Bees.Print
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal, certified gluten free
- 1 ½ cups flaked coconut
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
- In a large bowl, stir together the coconut oil, sugar, honey, egg, oatmeal, and coconut until well combined. Take golf ball sized portions and form them into balls as best you can. Place on the baking sheet close together as they do not spread.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and set. Cool completely on the pan before carefully removing them to prevent breakage. Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Recipe adapted from Barefeet in the Kitchen