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#1 Old 06-08-2008, 08:32 AM
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I am slowly weening myself off of dairy products to become a vegan. I am starting with desserts (and drinking milk) because it is what I like to eat the most. My problem is my favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin and I can't find a single recipe that doesn't call for bananas.

My boyfriend hates bananas and I want him to try new things, to see that being vegan doesn't mean giving up awesome things, just finding substitutes.

Do any of you know any oatmeal cookie recipes without bananas/ one where you don't taste the bananas?

Thanks!
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#2 Old 06-08-2008, 08:51 AM
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You can't find an oatmeal raising recipe that doesn't call for bananas?

I can't find one that does. lol



Here's a simple looking recipe:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Oatmeal...-I/Detail.aspx



Just replace the eggs. Flax eggs are great!

Oh, and the butter will need replacing too!



I looked at like 5 different recipes quickly, and none of them called for bananas. Were you using bananas to replace the eggs or something?
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Disclaimer: I haven't tried any of these:



Recipe #1

Recipe #2

Recipe #3

Recipe #4

Recipe #5



And if none of those float your boat, I just googled "vegan oatmeal raisin cookie recipe" and none of the ones that came up had banana...so it seems like they are out there? Good luck.
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#4 Old 06-08-2008, 09:45 AM
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I've used a regular old, Betty Crocker style recipe for oatmeal-raisin cookies, subbing a bit of applesauce, for the egg. Mashed tofu works well too, with no taste.

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i don't think i've had cookies that have banana in it, but would it really be that noticeable? he might be surprised that he liked them.
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#6 Old 06-08-2008, 10:36 AM
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i don't think i've had cookies that have banana in it, but would it really be that noticeable?



If you hate bananas as much as I do, you can taste them regardless of how they're hidden or disguised...
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I just made this recipe last week and the cookies came out great!



1/4 Cup margarine (Earth Balance is great)

2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. canola oil OR vegetable oil

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. soymilk

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/4 Cup. flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 1/2 Cups. rolled oats

1/2 Cup. raisins



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream (or beat) margarine and oil together, then cream in the sugars. Add soymilk and vanilla and beat until smooth. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Stir these mixed dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix. Add Oats and raisins and combine well. Form little balls of dough (about 1 to 1 1/2 Tbsp. each) and put them on a (greased or parchment lined)cookie sheet, slightly flattening them with the palm of your hand each time. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the undersides just start turning brown. Remove from cookie sheet and let them cool on a wire rack.



This makes 2 to 3 dozen.
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I'm still boggling over the concept of anyone hating bananas. Bananas are my favorite flavor, whether it's eating them plain, banana bread, banana chips, banana ice cream (though I'm avoiding dairy now, so I'm lobbying Haagen Dasz for a banana sorbet), banana flavored Clif bars, etc.



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Fromper, have you ever tried So Delicious/ Purely Decadent in the flavor Swingin' Anna Banana ? Sounds like it could be right up your alley!!
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Fromper, have you ever tried So Delicious/ Purely Decadent in the flavor Swingin' Anna Banana ? Sounds like it could be right up your alley!!



No, never heard of that one. Other than the HD sorbet, I haven't liked any of the non-dairy ice cream substitutes I've tried. I think I did try some chocolate flavor from So Delicious, and it was one of the better ones, if I remember correctly. Knowing they have a banana flavor will definitely get me to take another look. Unfortunately, I have to drive half an hour out of my way to Whole Foods to even look for options on that scale.



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Thanks you guys!

The recipe I found claimed to be the best ones and had banana in them:

http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=6605



If anyone wants to try them, they do look delicious.
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Thanks for sharing that link. They sound really yummy.

You could probably use that recipe and just sub in 1/2 cup firm silken tofu for the egg!
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HOW DOES ONE HATE BANANAS?!



Freaks
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http://www.quakeroatmeal.com/qo_quak...m?recipeID=461



How about Quaker's recipe? Replace the 1 egg with 1 tbsp of ground flax seeds mixed in 3 tbsp of water. Let it sit for about 10 minutes until it gets gooey before using.



(Earth Balance Shortening is a good choice for a non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening. You could also use margarine. )

http://megatarian.blogspot.com
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I'm still boggling over the concept of anyone hating bananas.

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HOW DOES ONE HATE BANANAS?! Freaks



Bananas are evil
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If you want to make substitutions, someone on vegweb said



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This recipe lived up to its reputaion as a winner. I made a couple of modifications to make it more macro-friendly, eliminating the banana for instance, and adding a bit more oil and subbing the water for a greater mount of soy milk. I also added raisins. They cookies came out light brown, risen, and so yummy! You could probably cut down on the sugar and they'd still be great!



Or you could try applesauce instead?
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Bananas are evil



There are just way too many (inappropriate for VB) jokes coming into my head now...

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#18 Old 06-09-2008, 01:17 PM
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Thanks very much you guys! You are so helpful! I'm so glad I found VB!



When I try out one of the recipes, I'll post pictures! It has just been too hot lately. I cooked a yummy stir fry last night (the omnis still wanted meat and no one was willing to cook in the heat so i made it for them and now I feel icky but...) and I was sweating way too much to even think really.

Rainy days are best for baking cookies anyways
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I made the cookies today! I used the recipe I had a link to and substituted the banana for applesauce.

They are delicious. And guess what? My boyfriend loves them! Thanks so much you guys!





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That's great! Hopefully you won't have to cook meat for them all too often...
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That's great! Hopefully you won't have to cook meat for them all too often...



That's how it seems to be goiing! I had my boyfriend go on Food Network's website and look at vegetarian recipes he thought he would like and he saved a lot. I'm excited!
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Yay! In no time you'll have them join the dark side. Or at least appreciating the beauty that is plant-based food.
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