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A little tip on the oat bran - it keeps great in the fridge after opening and it can be added to several things for a little boost of fiber and nuttiness (soups, morning cereal, etc.)

Want to try something different?

Try substituting Chinese Five Spice Powder for the Allspice for a little extra flair!

Healthy and oh, so yummy, too! These cookies are easy to make and are a quick bake, too.

What you need:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1/2 tsp. Allspice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup skim milk
2 egg whites or 1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups oats
1 cup golden raisins

Here’s what you do:

1. In a large bowl, beat together sugar and oil. Add milk, egg or egg whites and vanilla and beat until well combined

2. Stir together the flour, spices, baking powder, salt and oatbran and then gradually add to the above

3. Stir in oats and raisins

4. Drop by rounded tablespoons, 2 inches apart and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8 minutes or until golden brown

5. Cool on rack

Yields 4 dozen cookies

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