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Craving-Cure Cookies

What you need: 

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup dry sweetener of choice
1/3 cup apple sauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
3/4 cup carob chips (or raisins, or something else you like)

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix sugars, apple sauce and vanilla.
2. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder and salt, then stir into the wet mixture.
3. Add the oats and then the carob chips. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Once you add the oats and chips it gets very thick, so you can always add a bit more apple sauce or some water to get it to a better consistency. (I usually don't have to do this). They come out nice and soft! Usually makes about 20-24 cookies depending on how big I make them. Enjoy.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

YUM!!! Easy and delicious and soooooo tasty. And I feel like they have to be a least a tiny bit healthy, right?! That's what I'm telling myself anyway  ;)

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yum, i made these cookies into bar form in an 8x8 pan. i added shredded coconut and vanilla almond milk, and a bit more applesauce. for a fnial touch i sprinkled a mix of chocolate and butterscotch chips on top before they went into the oven. 20 minutes later they turned out really fabulous! my family actually loves them more than me! (which is saying a lot) but next time, im going to use quick oats, not old fashioned. my fault because it was all we had in the house.

thanks for the recipe!

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Putting both the (carob/chocolate) chips + dried fruit in the recipe, enriches the taste--quite ecclectic! :-)

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If you don't have applesauce (like me), you can take 1 medium banana, mash it with a fork (till it's like a buttery-substance), then add some nutmeg & a bit of allspice, and about 1 Tblsp. of water. Mix together...and you have a similar applesauce substance.

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LOVED THESE.... I made them for my non-vegan friends and they devoured them..
I added ummmmm two handfuls of fresh blueberries and two tablespoons of peanut butter (definitely add the peanut butter before mixing in the oats if you're going to try this)..
They were great  ;D

and i would stick to fresh fruits when I make these again, the juiciness of the baked blueberries work perfectly with the cookies when you bite into them  ;)b

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I was craving chocolate chips and WOW these were great I had planned to use chocolate chips, walnuts, dried cherries and coconut but the batter was so dry even with more applesauce that I could only get the chocolate chips in there.  Next time i might make without the chips and try to add the other stuff.  But I LOVE this recipe.  Thanks

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icephrosty, how much almond milk and coconut did you add in?

I probably used about 2-3 tablespoons of almond milk, just enough to hold the batter together and form it into cookies.  I've made these a few times since then, and I usually do them in bar form rather than as cookies.  Sometimes I have to add a little more or less of the almond milk, probably since I tend to experiment with different flours.  I used 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes.  The coconut is dry, so that might be why I had to add moisture.  I also use half the sugar, but I don't like things super sweet.

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icephrosty, how much almond milk and coconut did you add in?

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I made these on a whim last night at 11pm.  The batter was pretty dry so I added almond milk until it resembled cookie batter.  I used coconut flakes and chocolate chips, and the cookies came out soft and tasty!  I also used a dark chocolate/coconut milk glaze on top.  This recipe is definitely quick and easy, I would make them again.

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Really good! Needed a little bit more applesauce to make the batter wetter possibly because I used half amaranth flour and half whole wheat? Added extra cinnamon and finished with pecans, walnuts and raisins. Delicious! Even my picky roommate who hates oatmeal and most sweets devoured a few! Thank you ;)b

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