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Orange Oatmeal Cookies

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Ingredients
  Butter/8 tablespoons spectrum spread 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Room Temperature)
  Egg 1
  Ripe banana 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), mashed
  Pure vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Orange zest 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Whole wheat pastry flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Old-fashioned rolled oats/1 cup oatmeal plus 1/2 cup 4-grain cereal 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Unsweetened coconut 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), shredded
  Walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Golden raisins/1/2 cup chocolate chips 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease the baking sheet with a 1/4 teaspoon of butter.

MAKING
2) In a bowl, add the butter and egg. Beat well to get a creamy mixture.
3) Gradually add in the banana, vanilla, brown sugar and orange zest, one by one. Combine all the ingredients using a wooden spoon.
4) In a bowl, add flour, salt, baking powder, oats, coconut, walnuts and raisins. Mix well.
5) Add the dry into the wet and mix well to incorporate.
6) Drop a whole tablespoon of dough onto the baking sheet at a distance of 2 inches from each other.
7) Flatten the drops slightly with a light hand.
8) Bake for 20 minutes or until the cookies turn a golden brown.
9) Let the cookies cool down completely before serving.

SERVING
10) Serve the Orange Oatmeal Cookies at a room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Oat
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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