Daniel’s Fast Cookies (My Way)August 23, 2011
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I participated in my first Daniel’s Fast back in July. It was quite an experience, and I will definitely be doing it again. One unexpected benefit of the fast was that I discovered several recipes that are free of meat, dairy, chemicals, and other things not allowed during the fast — and yet, they are quite tasty. One of those recipes I made twice a week during the fast: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by Kristin Feola.
Yes, these are Daniel-Fast-ready oatmeal raisin cookies: no sugar, butter, no processed flour. However, they have a taste not unlike those no-bake cookies from the store. What these cookies do have is peanut butter(!), applesauce, oat flour, and something called date honey. Sounds… interesting, right? Well, trust me — it’s totally worth it. I made them twice a week because my sister (who was not on the fast with me) and I would go through a batch of cookies in about two days.
Now, I did switch up the recipe a couple of times (hence it being “my way”). I’ve replaced an item here or there on the recipe list, and just last night made the cookies with almond butter instead of peanut butter and apple butter instead of date honey. It made a darker-tasting cookie (sorry, I don’t know how else to describe it), but still a yummy dessert. Or snack. Or breakfast.
Really, who doesn’t a love a good-tasting cookie that’s also good for you? Check out the original recipe here (and while you’re at it, take a look at Kristin’s book), and then ready your grocery list and your appetite!