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Oatmeal raisin cookie (low gi, low fat, vegan, still yummy) experiment
June 14, 2010, 11:38 am
Filed under: food, vegan eating | Tags: ,

I was raised on old-school oatmeal cookies – and I had a craving tonight, I decided to ‘health food’ up the classic Joy of Cooking recipe. I wanted to try using chia gel in place of some of the fat, so I made the chia mix first – 1 tablespoon of chia seed mixed with 9 tablespoons of water, let it sit for 15 mins to make a soft gel. Having grown up in the era of wholemeal carob cakes with tahini icing (blergh), I was somewhat cautious. However, the results were small, firm, brown cookies, that still tasted really good with a cup of tea. I have about 1/4 cup of gel leftover – apparently it lasts for a week in the fridge.

The original makes 48, so in addition to substituting some ingredients, I roughly halved it as follows to make 24:

Preheat oven to 200C, and cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper

In a large bowl, combine:

1 1/4 cups wholemeal spelt flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon of stevia powder

pinch of salt

a good shake of cinnamon

a good shake of allspice

In a smaller bowl, combine:

1 small mashed banana

1/4 cup of rice malt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup chia gel

1/4 cup macadamia oil

Add the contents of the small bowl to the larger bowl, then stir in:

1/2 cup raisins

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

Place tablespoons of mix on the sheet, flatten slightly. Bake 12 minutes, cool on a rack.

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