Friday, April 17, 2009

Diabetic Fruit Cookies

3 medium sized ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped mixed dried fruits (such as dates, apricots and raisins)
1/3 cup peanut or safflower oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds or pecans)
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup uncooked oat bran

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 2 large cookie sheets. Mash bananas in large bowl untilsmooth (You should have about 1-1/2 cups). Stir in oil, vanilla and salt. Add oats, oatbran,mixed fruits and nuts; stir well to combine. Drop by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls ontoprepared cookie sheets, about 1 inch apart. Flatten out slightly with back of spoon.Bake about 20-25 minutes or until bottom and edges of cookies are lightly browned.Transfer cookies onto wire rack to cool completely. Store in refrigerator.
Yield: 24 servings

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