Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Baby Oatmeal "Cakes" (Cookies?)

Yes, I have "a thing" for oatmeal cookies.  I need to get over it.  But, until that happens, here's another tasty little recipe for you to try!

It's one more way to salvage the last two "dying" bananas languishing where ever you've left them...

And I switched up the butter in the recipe (of unknown origin) and used coconut oil instead.  I love the hint of coconut flavor that shows up after the cookies cool.  I want to use a flax egg, at some point, to see if I can get these into solid "vegan" territory, too.....with coconut palm sugar maybe?  Or add some toasted coconut?  This will take time.  I can't be trusted with these things around on any sort of regular basis!!

Baby Oatmeal "Cakes" (COOKIES) - makes about 2 1/2 dozen - CHILL before baking...

Mix in assure a smooth 'batter':
1/3 cup coconut oil, warmed til NO lumps (liquid, if necessary) or softened butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 medium ripe bananas
1 egg

3/4 cup sorghum flour               Whisk together all dry ingredients.  Add to above...
1/2 cup superfine brown rice flour
1/4 cup teff flour
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp (or more!) ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp (a big pinch) freshly grated nutmeg           

2 cups rolled oats (g-free, of course!)        Stir into above...  Wrap in plastic...the dough is really "loose" so, after wrapping, I shoved it into a zip-bag before sticking it in the frig, thus avoiding any potential "relaxing" out of the wrap!  CHILL.  I left it for 24 hours; it needs to really firm up.

375F oven.  1 1/2 T scoop will yield about 30 cookies.  Make "balls" and then press them down ON PARCHMENT paper until they're a uniform "disc"...flattened tops with evenly rounded shape.  Mine were "done" in 12 1/2 minutes; "done" means just beginning to brown around the edges but don't let them darken too much.  I left them on the sheets to cool until nearly room temp so they will bake a bit more.  They will be too soft to move for at least 10 minutes.  (Of course, they're lovely when eaten warm!  Just know they won't hold together...)

They've been fine on the counter in an airtight container for three days.  They won't be seeing day 4 so you're on your own if you wait that long.  I'd stick them in the frig if I thought there would be any left...

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