Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I recently re-discovered one of the best nutrition/cookbooks around, The Self-Healing Cookbook by Kristina Turner. I’ve had it on my shelf for a long time now and took it down to peruse some soup recipes. I was overwhelmed with the amount of good stuff in this book — it’s both a cookbook and an informative nutrition text book. I’m posting this delicious-sounding recipe for oatmeal cookies, made with wholesome, guilt-free ingredients to satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 ¼ c oat old-fashioned oats

½ c raisins or currants

¾ c water

1/8 tsp sea salt

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp sesame oil

½ c whole wheat pastry flour

½ c leftover brown rice

3 tbsp sunflower seeds

3-4 tbsp rice or barley syrup

Pre-heat oven to 375

Lightly toast the oats by stirring in a skillet over medium heat. Boil water and pour over oats and raisins, and let sit 10 minutes. Mix in salt, cinnamon, oil, and rice syrup. Then add flour, rice, and seeds. Shape by the spoonful into round, flat cookies on an oiled baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

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