I decided to recreate a granola cookie I once had in Sonoma from a cute little coffee shop. It was this fantastic oat-based cookie with honey and nuts and seeds. It was filling and tasty, but not vegan. So I thought I would try it at home with my modifications. I'm very, very pleased with how they came out. Please try this recipe at home.
½ cup margarine
½ c brown sugar
¼ c brown rice syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ cups old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
1 Tablespoon pumpkin seeds
1 Tablespoon sunflower seeds
¼ cup cranberries
1 Tablespoon shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1 Tablespoon ground chia (or flax) plus 3 Tablespoons water
Preheat oven to 375F. In a large bowl cream margarine and sugar together, add brown rice syrup and vanilla until mixed well. Add oats and salt. Fold in sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cranberries and coconut. Mix well. Finally add the "chia egg" by mixing 1 Tablespoon ground chia (or flax) with 3 Tablespoons water. Add to the mixture and stir completely.
Spoon mixture into well greased or non-stick mini-cupcake tins. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely or they may tear apart easily. Ahhhh...delicious...