Shauna Sever ( http://shaunasever.com ): This is a great everyday cookie recipe in that you can make it any ole day of the week ... and it's also okay to enjoy them every day of the week! The recipe calls for oat flour and eliminates the butter and eggs. You can easily make this cookie gluten-free and vegan as well. Give them a try. You'll love how versatile they are and, more importantly, how delicious they are to eat! :)
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Makes about 16
2 cups (180 g) old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
½ teaspoon (2.5 mL) baking powder
¼ teaspoon (1.25 mL) baking soda
½ teaspoon (2.5 mL) salt
½ cup (90 g) raw (turbinado) sugar
1 large ripe banana
⅓ cup (80 mL) canola oil
⅓ cup milk (80 mL) (can be swapped out for soy--see note)
½ teaspoon (2.5 mL) pure vanilla extract
¼ cup (30 g) sliced almonds (or other nut you prefer), lightly toasted
⅓ cup (50 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Position the oven racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat it to 350°F
(175°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
Place 1¼ cups (110 g) of the oats in a food processor or clean coffee grinder (my preference) and grind the oats very finely into a flour. Pour into a large mixing bowl and whisk together with the remaining ¾ cup (70 g) of oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Set aside.
Peel and halve the banana. Chop half into a medium dice and set aside. Place the other half in a medium bowl and mash well with a fork or your hands until it resembles a puree--no big chunks. Whisk in the oil, milk and vanilla.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wets. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir the batter until well-blended. Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips and chopped banana pieces. Let stand for about 10-15 minutes. Drop the batter in to mounds, 2 tablespoons (30 mL) each, onto the baking sheets, no more than 9 per sheet. Bake until puffed and golden, 22-25 minutes, rotating the sheets top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking. Cool for 2 minutes on the sheets before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days (note: after the first day or so, their outer crunch will go soft, but they'll still be delicious).
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