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The holidays are, without a doubt, the most special and festive time of the year (aside from my birthday!). Some people celebrate with gifts (here’s a holiday gift guide in case you’re late) and others celebrate with Italian coffee and gluten-free cookies. I am very much a part of the latter group. It was a special day in my home last week when I received the De’Longhi Dedica DeLuxe and Dedica Grinder. I had heard of De’Longhi before, but I wasn’t particularly familiar with their functionality or product line. Lets just put it this way, if I’ve made a conscious choice of coffee over presents, then you know they’re doing something right.
Coffee on its own is wonderful, but coffee with a cookie is even better. I wish I had a special holiday family cookie tradition, but where I come is much less formal than most homes. Each year was something different, albeit special. But different. However, as different as our “traditions” may have evolved from year to year, they were always healthy. My mother, from a young age, taught me how to health-ify my foods to retain flavor, but cut back on the “extra” stuff. Some of said stuff includes added sugar, butter, and oil. The recipe I chose to highlight this year in continuation with the theme of healthy, yet very tasty, is my Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. They’re a spin-off of my very popular, Flourless Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies. An instant hit.
These Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are the perfect pairing for the many many espresso drinks I’ll be making this holiday with the Dedica Deluxe and Dedica Grinder. De’Longhi offers a complete range of innovative and easy to use, automatic and manual espresso, cappuccino and coffee machines; these are designed with passion and follow the highest quality of standards. I’m not sure you know the joy in grinding your own coffee beans and making all sorts of espresso drinks until you do it yourself. The thought of hazelnut cappuccinos, caramel macchiatos, and almond lattes in the morning is enough of a reason to wake up! I’m also uber excited to froth my own milk. I’ve used almond milk and coconut milk in the frother and it does an incredible job at bringing out the flavors and accommodating a dairy-free diet.
A big part of the holiday season has to do with gift giving and sharing, which is why I’m excited to announce a De’Longhi giveaway. We’re hosting a special giveaway to win a Dedica DeLuxe and Dedica Grinder on Instagram this week.
And finally, De’Longhi will donate 10% of all sales on delonghi.us from 11/27 through 12/19 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a national nonprofit that has granted nearly $15 million to research for new, less toxic therapies for kids battling cancer. You can help by sending cookies this holiday season, hosting an event, or simply donating. To learn more visit cookiesforkidscancer.org.
- 1½ cup oats
- 1 banana, mashed
- ½ cup almond butter
- ½ cup raisins or dried cherries
- ¼ cup almonds, chopped
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix the ingredients until a batter forms.
- On baking sheet, spoon one portion of batter at a time.
- Bake until the cookies are golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
- Remove the cookies from the oven. Let cool and serve.