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These cookies were totally unexpected! When I offered them to my friends, I called them Granola Crunch cookies, so they would understand what they were getting. It was the dry, crumbly crunch of them that was unexpected-I'm used to soft cookies, I guess, but wanted a healthy alternative I could eat for breakfast instead of expensive fiber bars (once again, soft...). I want to say right off, given that I expected something different, littleturtle's instructions were WONDERFUL, easy to follow, very descriptive. Definitely helped thru the blind spots. I like them, because I like granola, and they taste great with coffee, milk or other. The whole cookie had a toasted nut-grain taste that is delicious! Of course, I changed some of the ingredients for my taste; just wanted to let people know I used half applesauce and half oil and they still turned out great. Also, I now understand why littleturtle specified that ingredients were were chopped finely, and will do a better job chopping finely next time I make them. I used pecans (chopped) and sunflower seeds (whole, next time I will chop them a little more), craisins (chopped some, again, better next time) and chopped apples (great in it, but once again....). It would help it hold together better, which I figured by the second batch. I also used 2 cups processed-to-powder oats and 1 cup white flour instead of the wheat flour because 1) I didn't have wheat flour and 2) I like oats better. I will probably do that again. I eat about three of these with my coffee in the morning, and it is satisfying! Thank you for the recipe, littleturtle, it was a very nice surprise!
These are absolutely the best. Instead of raisins, I used dried cranberries and blueberries (1 cup of each) and sunflower seeds in place of the walnuts. I also used 1-1/2 cups of carb and sugar control yoghurt. Since I like my cookies chewy, I only baked them for 14 minutes on one side and 4 on the other side. Everyone has raved about them and my boss asked me for this recipe.