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Oatmeal Cookies From the Ground

What you need: 

3 medium bananas (ripe) mashed
1 cup nuts, chopped
1 cup figs, chopped
1 cup dates, or raisins
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups oatmeal

What you do: 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix first four ingredients together, then add salt, vanilla and oats, and mix well.
May grease pan with soy lecithin or oil. Spoon onto cookie sheet and bake for about 45 minutes. Youll know when they are ready because the oatmeal will begin to brown.

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
20
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I'm a sucker for anything without flour and processed sugar so these caught my eye.  But much to my dissapointment not very cookie like (they made excellent breakfeast bars).  So I added a few modifications to not compromise the premise of a cookie from the ground and give more cookie love. 
First no figs.  It is a pain to chop dried figs, makes it very sweet, and the fig taste is confusing in a oatmeal rasin cookie (hence energy bar like taste).  Mash the banana, add coarsely chopped nuts, mix in a cup of raisins.  Then in a food processor or blender, blend 1/2cup or soy milk with 1 cup of oats until it resembles a thick pancake like batter.  Add the oats to the banana mixture and add 1 cup of whole rolled oats.  Also mix in a tablespoon of maple syrup or natural sweetner of choice (makes up for the no figs a bit, the taste is less sweets).  Last add a tablespoon of pumpkin or apple pie spice (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon).  Cook for 350 'F for about 15 minutes check on them around 10 minutes.

Still extemely healthy (For a cookie), sweet, and put together like a cookie.

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