Cookies: Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

Cookies: apple cinnamon raisin oatmeal are a relatively easy to prepare vegan treat that is great for dessert, snack, or in a packed lunch. Preparation time is about 15-20 minutes, and baking time is about 20 minutes in a conventional oven preheated to 350 degrees F. Leftovers can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for a week (if they last that long).

Cookies: Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

Cookies: Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

Cookies: Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Ingredients:

1 cup Spelt or Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Rolled Oats (Oatmeal), ground or quick oats
1 – 1/2 cups Raisins, seedless
2 Apples
1 tsp. Cinnamon
Apple Juice (if needed)

Cookies: Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Cooking Utensils:

Baking Pan, Glass
Bowls, Stainless Steel Mixing
Knives, Inexpensive Utility
Large Cooking Spoons
Measuring Cup, Liquid
Measuring Cups, Dry
Measuring Spoons
Vita-Mix

Cookies: Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Preparation:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C.)

Place the spelt, or whole wheat flour, and the ground rolled oats (oatmeal), or quick oats in a bowl and mix together. (The rolled oats can be ground in a blender on high speed. Be sure that the container is dry before grinding.) Add the cinnamon and mix. Add 1 cup of the raisins and mix well to ensure that the raisins are separated and each one is coated with the flour mixture.

Wash the apples and cut into quarter sections. Remove and discard the cores. Place apple sections in the blender container. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of raisins and blend at high speed until all the raisins are thoroughly ground and blended with the apples.

Add the pureed apples and raisins to the flour mixture and mix thoroughly with a stiff spatula or spoon. If the cookie dough is too stiff, you may add another pureed apple or a little apple juice. A thinner dough will make a flatter cookie. A stiff dough will make irregular thick cookies like the ones shown in the photo.

On a non-stick or lightly oiled baking sheet or pan (instead of using oil, the baking sheet or pan may be coated with a thin layer of quick oats to keep the cookies from sticking), place the cookie dough in twelve equal sized “mounds,” and flatten slightly with the back of a spoon.

Place the baking sheet or pan in the preheated oven and bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes. Various ovens bake differently, so we suggest that you begin checking the cookies after 15 and 20 minutes of baking. When the apple cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookies are baked, remove from the oven, and cool.

Serve and enjoy.

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