Cole's Moveable Feast

Cole's Moveable Feast

Friday, January 28, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This recipe is naturally egg and dairy free, so no need for egg replacer.

* 3 cups rolled oats
* 1 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
* 1/3 cup ground flaxseed meal
* 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
* 2 t. cinnamon
* 1 t. baking soda
* 1 1/2 t. salt
* 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
* 1/4 cup water
* 3/4 cup plus 2 T. canola oil
* 1/3 cup maple syrup
* 1/4 cup soy or rice milk
* 1 1/3 cups raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Combine dry ingredients (oats through salt, but NOT brown sugar) in a large bowl, mix well. In a separate small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, water, oil, maple syrup and soy/rice milk. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in raisins. Batter with be thick and sticky. Using hands, roll dough into balls and place on prepared cookie sheets approx. 2 inches apart. Rinse hands and use a wet palm to flatten cookies slightly. Bake one cookie sheet at a time for 12 to 18 minutes, depending on size of balls, until edges begin to brown. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My New Favorite Salad Dressing

Of course this has nothing to do with Cole, who won't eat salads. But try this, it makes the perfect amount to toss into a salad that serves two (e.g. spring greens & baby spinach with feta, walnuts & dried cranberries):

1 T. olive oil
1 T. white wine vinegar
1 t. honey
dash of ground red (cayenne) pepper (crushed red pepper works also)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

I had been meaning to do this for about a year and finally got around to it the other day. My kids loved it, which is key. A cup of steel cut oats (Irish oatmeal) and 4 and half cups of liquid (I used water and soy milk), mixed with whatever flavorings you want in the slow cooker, cooked on low for 7 to 9 hours. Then Ashley posted this, and we just had it, and it's just wonderful with its wintry flavors and pecan crunch. So hopefully she won't mind me sending you here: