Banana Cranberry Cookies with RaisinsFrom Vegan Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

Banana Cranberry Cookies with Raisins

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Banana Cranberry Cookies with Raisins
1 cup Whole Wheat or Spelt Flour
3 cups Rolled Oats (oatmeal - quick oats)
2 cups Raisins
4 tsp. Cinnamon, ground
4 Bananas
2 cups Cranberries
8-10 Dates, pitted

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Banana cranberry cookies with raisins is a delicious vegan recipe, which will make 24 cookies. We like the chewy texture that the oatmeal imparts to these cookies. Since these cookies contain no preservatives, store the leftover cooking in a covered container, or sealed bag, in the refrigerator to preserve freshness.

Place the whole wheat or spelt flour in a mixing bowl. Add the rolled oats and cinnamon and mix well to evenly disperse the cinnamon. Add the raisins and mix together to make sure that the raisins are not sticking together and that each is coated with the flour mixture.

In the container of a high speed blender, place the peeled bananas, cranberries and dates. Cover the container, and run the blender at high speed until the contents are creamy smooth (use the tamper as necessary).

Add the banana cranberry mixture to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. If the cookie dough is too stiff, rinse out the blender container with a little water and add to the cookie dough and mix together until the cookie dough is the proper consistency to allow a table spoon to stand upright in the dough without immediately falling, and that the dough can be formed into heaping tablespoon clumps.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle the cookie sheet with a light coating of rolled oats, and place the cookie dough on top of the rolled oats in mounded heaping tablespoon-sized clumps so that there are 24 nearly equal sized cookies on the baking sheet, and slightly flatten out the cookies with the back of the tablespoon.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove the baked banana cranberry cookies from the oven and let them cool on a plate.

Serve and Enjoy!

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!