Good For You Cookies

  in Desserts, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Vegan

1 1/4 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup oat or rice bran
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup amaranth flour
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla

  1. Mix the oats, bran, raisins, flour, sesame seeds and cinnamon in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the water and flaxseeds. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened to the consistency of unbeaten egg whites. Remove from heat and stir in the maple syrup, oil, and vanilla.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the oats and stir well. Refrigerate for about an hour to firm the dough. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto parchment covered or greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350°F for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cookies get firmer as they cool. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.