[This recipe is from Dr. Esselstyn's landmark book, "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease," and has no added fat and/or salt (consistent with his diet recommendations and peer-reviewed research):
(makes about 1 dozen cookies if you use 1/2 cup raisins)
1 cup oats
2/3 cup whole-wheat flour or barley flour
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
1/3 to 1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup maple syrup, brown sugar, agar nectar, or honey
1/2 cup oat milk or water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Toast oats until golden brown. Watch carefully so they don't burn.
3. While oats are toasting, put remaining ingredients in the above order in a medium bowl. Add toasted oats and mix well.
4. Put 10-12 tablespoons of dough on a nonstick baking sheet and flatten with the back of a fork.
5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until slightly golden on edges. Check often to prevent burning."
From: "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease," by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, 2007, p. 286.
These came out quite well. I used soy milk (a little extra), brown sugar, and didn't toast the oats (but, can imagine that would add a marvelous deep mellow to taste). Could also add a little cinnamon and/or nutmeg. Be sure to use a good nonstick sheet or consider a very light bit of oil spray. You can read an interview with Dr. Esselstyn about his book, research, and diet recommendations here. The book's website is here. Best Wishes for a Happy Holidaze and "Heart Healthosity" to All! Mark]