Amazing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup unbleached flour
1/3 cup canola oil
2/3 cup maple sugar crystals (or any substitute for brown sugar)
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup applesauce
2 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoon soy milk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract (for variety use 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon almond extract)
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon all spice or pumpkin pie spice
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven at 350. Sift together flours, spices, and baking soda in medium bowl.
In a separate bowl beat together oil, applesauce, sugar, soy milk, vanilla and almond extracts.
For soy milk, I usually use Trader Joes Original. For this recipe I usually use instant oatmeal. I buy a box of variety flavors and I use 2 packets of cinnamon and spice and 2 packets of raisins and spice. This adds about 30g sugar, salt, and some spices.
If you are going to use regular or plain rolled oats, you may need to sweeten your mixture. I would add an extra tsp. of cinnamon, a half cup of turbinado sugar, and a tsp. of salt.
Add liquid mixture to flour mixture. Then stir in oats and raisins. Spoon into cookie sheets and bake at 350 for about 15 min. Time may vary depending on oven. I find bottom rack works best. Let cool 5 min and enjoy.