Cinnamon-Apricot Oatmeal Cookies

 Cinnamon-Apricot Oatmeal Cookies

Cook:  15 minutes
Makes:  2 dozen


1/4 cup canola or grape-seed oil
1/4 cup 100% apple juice
1 1/4 cups maple syrup or date syrup
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons apricot jam
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups barley flour or whole wheat flour
3 cups rolled oats

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine the oil, apple juice, syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, and jam in a mixing bowl and stir well.  Stir in the baking soda and salt, then add the barley flour and oatmeal.  Stir to combine.  Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets.  Bake 15 minutes, or until cookies just start to brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

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