Oatmeal Cookies!

I have been trying to find something to break my solar cooking ennui. It’s not that I don’t like to cook, it’s just that cooking involves going outside where it is very hot, and then as a reward for my troubles I get hot food. But who wants hot food in this heat?!
I was trying to think of a palatable dinner to cook outside when I realized that there is something that I always like, no matter what the heat is – cookies!
This morning I tried a gluten-free, vegan version of oatmeal raisin bars.

Oatmeal raisin bars
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup coconut oil
2Tbsp flax meal + 6 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup flour
3 cups oats
1 cup raisins

Mix well and bake in parhment-lined pans. I baked mine at about 300° F for about 40 minutes. I used a shiny pan on the bottom and two dull bread pans on top. The shiny pan cooked most evenly, but you can’t use it alone in the cooker because it reflects light. Using pans allowed me to cook it all in one trip, which was great!

Rating: easy and yummy. I will definitely make more bar cookies another time!


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