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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Recipe: Deliciously Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

My friend Daniela gave me the basic recipe years ago, and it's a staple in our household ever since.

You need (all organic if possible):
* 2 cups rolled oats
* 3/4 cup flour (we use whole spelt)
* 1/2 tsp baking soda or baking powder
* pinch of salt
* 1/2 tsp cinnamon
* 3/4 cup coconut oil
* 3/4 cup maple syrup or other natural sweetener
* 6 tbsp apple sauce
* 1/2 cup raisins and/or nuts and/or sunflower seeds
* whatever else you like in cookies

Mix the oats with the flour and the baking soda or powder, then combine with other ingredients and mix well; place little heaps (with a tablespoon) on baking sheet. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes (including the preheating time).
You can experiment with tons of other ingredients. After using this recipe for many years I can honestly say that no batch ever tastes like the other.
Try vanilla extract, coconut flakes, cranberries and other dried fruit, any fresh fruit you like,...

And if you want to bring the cookies as a gift and want to be environmentally correct, put them in a nice fabric or cloth napkin and close with a ribbon. Looks amazing and helps the Earth!

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