Not Cookies

Not Cookies
Makes 18-24 cookies

2-3 mashed bananas
1/3 c. applesauce
2 c. old-fashioned oats
1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. raisins
1 tsp. vanilla
2-3 tsp. cinnamon, to taste

Combine all ingredients until thoroughly mixed (I used a stand mixer, but mixing by hand would be fine too).  Shape into ping-pong ball sized balls and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.  Store in the refrigerator once cooled.

A dear friend passed this recipe along to me, and I gave it a shot - after all, most of these ingredients are usually hanging out in my kitchen anyway.  Best case scenario happened - they turned out great, we ate them for as a special treat after dinner, and the leftovers have been shared with neighbors and consumed for snacks.  You know what else is great?  I get to see this friend soon!  It's been over a year, so I'm pretty pumped.

Have you ever tried baked oatmeal?  These are like baked oatmeal, only in hold-in-your-hand form.  I believe that they could easily be turned into gluten-free cookies if you were to use oats from a gluten-free mill.  I think they could also be dairy-free (and vegan) cookies by substituting something (avocado?  coconut oil?  peanut butter? plus some water) for the milk.  I say all this, but what do I really know about altering recipes for specific diets.  You tell me how to make them dairy-free if you try it, and I'll post an update giving you kudos!

Viva la not cookie!

1 comment:

  1. Just use almond milk or soy milk! These look great!