Monday, January 7, 2013

Banana Oat Cookies

These muffin-like cookies are free of wheat, sugar, oil, and soy in addition to being vegan!

Banana Oat Cookies

2 cups oat flour or oatmeal run through a blender or food processor until fine (I used old-fashioned oats)
4 overripe bananas, blended (the riper the banana, the sweeter it is)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
1/3 cup cashew pieces (or shelled sunflower seeds, or other chopped nut or dried fruits)
1/3 cup chopped dates

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cinnamon and baking soda into the oatmeal flour and then stir in the blended banana, cashews, and dates. Drop by the tablespoon onto an oiled cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Other substitutions would be good for the cashews and/or dates. I just used what I had in the kitchen. Maybe dried cranberries or blueberries, pumpkin seeds, slivered almonds, whatever is safe and available. The photograph above is a batch containing sunflower seeds and dried cranberries.

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