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I spent the last couple of days baking Christmas goodies for my neighbors and I say with great pride that I, for once, exhibited extreme discipline. I did sample a few things, but definitely not in a glutenous manner. I ran across an old recipe that is a wonderful alternative to chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. I cannot remember where I originally found this recipe but I did not create it. The recipe uses canola oil instead of margarine or butter, and oat flour instead of white flour, and raw sugar instead of white sugar. I have to say it is absolutely delicious. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup oat flour
3/4 cups oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup soy milk (I have also used regular milk)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 banana cut into small pieces
1/4 cup nuts (optional)
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (I always add more)
Mix all ingredients and drop by teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes until done.