Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cup water
6 medjool dates, pitted

2 cups oat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 ripe banana, sliced
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a baking
sheet with a silicone baking mat or unbleached parchment paper
and set aside. Place pitted dates in a bowl with the water and
soak for at least 30 minutes.

Combine all of the dry ingredients (oat flour, oats, baking
powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg) in a large bowl and mix with a

Combine the dates and their soak water with the lemon juice,
banana and vanilla in a high-speed blender, and blend until
smooth. Add to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix; add in the

Using a one-tablespoon measure, place a scoop of cookie dough
on your baking sheet and press down just slightly (oil-less
cookies don't spread as much). Bake for 15-18 minutes on the
middle rack, until cookies are lightly browned on top (check at
15). Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before
transferring to a cooling rack.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.