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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Oatmeal Raisin & Apple Date Cookies (Vegan, Fat-free)

Warm your home with these delicious seasonal cookies!

Yields: 12-24 cookies | Cook time: 10-12 minutes

Oatmeal Raisin
1 cup regular or instant oats
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 small spotty banana, mashed
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 tbs coconut sugar (optional)

Apple Date
1 cup instant oats
1 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp pure vanilla
1/8 cup chopped dates
3/4 cup finely chopped apple
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup apple sauce
3/4 tsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 375F.
Mix the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl with a fork. Add the raisins or apples and dates.
Add maple syrup, vanilla, mashed banana or apple sauce, and lemon juice. Mix by spoon or hand.
Use a large spoon to drop cookie dough onto a baking sheet lined with a silicon mat. Flatten each cookie slightly with your hand or back of the spoon.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool for a few minutes on a wire rack before serving.

These cookies are soft and chewy, fresh from the oven and on the second day :)

Nutrition (per cookie): 80 calories, 0g total fat, 21g carbs (3g fiber, 8g sugar), 2g protein, 108mg potassium, 15mg sodium

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