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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tasty in my Tummy OSM Crumble Cookies

Tasty in my Tummy OSM Crumble Cookies
(About 50 cookies)

1/2 tbsp agave nectar
3/4 cup organic brown sugar
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
4/3 cup chopped prunes
1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 1/3 cup sorghum flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 cups OSM hot cereal mix (you could also use plain rolled oats)
water for shaping (I used about 2/4 cups, but you'll want to add it bit by bit)
Preheat 350 F. Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper. 
Combine all the ingredients. Wet first. Dry second. Mix until well-combined and "doughy". 
Add water a little bit at a time if the dough is too dry. 
Roll the dough into golf-ball sized drops between your palms and place them on the tray. 
These will not expand as they cook. They'll be the same size when they come out as when they went in.
Bake for 12 minutes, then move to cool on a drying rack. 
These are tasty, crumbly, and awesome. They have a consistency sort of like soft shortbread. Go on. Have a peace. :)
Note: OSM Hot Cereal is a warm tasty treat made of oats, cracked-wheat, oat bran, millet, and sunflower seeds. That's it. It makes for a great oatmeal substitute in the mornings and it also makes these cookies very, very tasty. OSM products are available from The Bunnery in Jackson Hole. They are also soon becoming available in certain independent grocery stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, and Nevada. 


  1. GAH! I love you but I'm terrified of prunes. Can I put something else in them instead? Eeep. ;)

  2. I have made this recipe with raisins instead of prunes. You could, I imagine, substitute any dried fruit, cut to a reasonable size. But I like the taste of the prunes more (it's subtle, but there) and prunes are better for you than raisins.
    Could I ask why you're terrified of prunes? They are simply plums that have been dried.
    Prunes are actually really good for you; they have high levels of antioxidants, and also are host to the phytonutrients neochlorogenic and chlorogenic (damage-preventing phenols that can actually neutralize superoxide anion radicals as well as prevent oxygen-based damage to healthy fats). They have great levels of beta-carotene and potassium, help to normalize your blood sugar levels by slowing the rate at which food leaves the stomach (thereby delaying the absorption of glucose), and the soluble fiber in them leaves you feeling full for a long while after eating them (which can aid in weight loss goals). They have also been proven to help lower cholesterol levels and provide protection for your intestines, making your belly healthier and happier. But my favorite thing of all- prunes increase the amount of iron your body is able to absorb (which is useful for me, as you may or may not know).

    Note: Prunes have gotten a reputation for preventing constipation and, because of this, I've noticed there's a sort of stigma attached to them. Yes. They may help you... unload, but not to the degree that their reputation seems to suggest.

    But yes, if you're still scared of prunes, substitute with another nibble-able dried fruit and enjoy. :)

  3. Very interesting discussion. You remind me of Alton Brown - but prettier.