Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Banana-Maple Oatmeal Cookies
This recipe won best of 2010 recipes on SusanV's fantastic blog Fat Free Vegan Kitchen. I wanted to share this with my blog due to the overwhelming popularity of these wonderful cookies! I will be replacing the maple syrup with date syrup to add more nutrients.
Because they contain no fat, these cookies are softer the day they are made and chewier the next day. If you prefer them soft, warm your day-old cookies in the microwave for a few seconds.
1 teaspoon ground chia seeds or 2 tsp. egg replacer powder or 2 tsp. ground flaxseed
2 tablespoons water
1 cup regular or quick oats
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup maple syrup ( I personally will use date syrup)
1 banana, mashed
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 375.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the chia seeds (or egg replacer or flaxseed) with the water and set aside until thickened (no waiting is necessary if packaged egg replacer is used.)
Mix the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl. Add the raisins.
Add the maple syrup, vanilla, mashed banana, and lemon juice to the chia/flax/egg replacer mixture and combine well. Pour into the dry mixture and stir well but don’t overmix.
Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with a silicon mat or parchment paper. Flatten each cookie slightly with a fork. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until bottoms and sides are lightly brown. Cool for a few minutes on a wire rack before serving.
Posted by Chefjellynow at 10:08 AM