Sunday, November 23, 2008

Doctor Richard Hardy's High-Fiber Cookies

Heat together to soften fruit:
1 cup raisins or cut up prunes
1 cup water
Blend and mix with water and fruit:
1 cup oil or margarine or butter
1 cup sugar
Add to previous ingredients:
3 eggs
2 cups grated carrots or zucchini squash
1 cup All Bran cereal (any flaky cereal will work, just won't have as much fiber)
Finally add to all of the above:
2 cups whole wheat flour
2/3 tsp. baking soda
2/3 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup chopped nuts
2 cups 1 minute uncooked oatmeal cereal
Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes

History of this recipe: In South America, Dr. Richard Hardy served several missions as medical advisor and attended to the needs of the missionaries. He found that they often had problems that were directly related to their diet which lacked fiber. He developed this recipe for them. They can be a breakfast cooke or a snack during the day. They are very moist. These cookies are colorful, healthy and delicious.

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