Grainy, Seedy Cookies



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Packed with the same ingredients as granola, these chewy cookies contain fibre, protein and vitamins and healthy fats from the nuts, seeds and canola oil.

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup (60 mL) butter, softened
1/4 cup (60 mL) canola oil
1/2 cup (125 mL) packed dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp. (1 mL) cinnamon
1 large egg
1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla
3/4 cup (185 mL) all-purpose or whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) old-fashioned oats
1/2 tsp. (2 mL) baking soda
1/2 tsp. (2 mL) salt
1/2-1 cup (125-250 mL) seeds: sesame, sunflower, pumpkin, flax or a combination
1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins or other dried fruit (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl beat the butter, oil, brown sugar and cinnamon until creamy; beat in the egg and vanilla.

2. Add the flour, oats, baking soda and salt and stir until almost combined; add the raisins or other dried fruit and stir just until blended.

3. Drop large blobs on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes, until set around the edges but still soft in the middle.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

PER COOKIE (made with 1/4 cup each sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds):


142 calories, 7.5 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 3 g monounsaturated fat, 2.4 g polyunsaturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 14.8 g carbohydrate, 3.8 g protein, 1.7 g fibre.

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