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Can someone please send a cookie, muffin, or whatever recipe that uses raisins? I have a lot of raisins that are really yummy and I don't know what to do with them!! Please help!!!<br><br>
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How about these <a href="http://www.simplynaturalbooks.com/recip.html" target="_blank">sugar free raisin bars</a> They are yummy and use lots of raisins - and there are no sweeteners.<br><br>
These are good too:<br><br>
Carob-Nut Balls<br>
These are great energy boosters. Keep a batch in your refrigerator and take a few along when you go out.<br><br>
1/4 cup almonds<br>
1/4 cup walnuts<br>
1 cup raisins<br>
4 dried figs or dates, pits removed<br>
1/4 cup carob powder<br>
2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses<br>
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom<br>
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger or 1/8 teaspoon powdered<br>
Pinch sea salt<br>
About 2 tablespoons water<br>
Carob powder or unsweetened shredded coconut for rolling<br><br>
Place almonds and walnuts in food processor with metal blade and pulse to chop. Add raisins, figs or dates, molasses, vanilla, cardamom, ginger, and sea salt. Process until everything is uniformly chopped. Add water a little at a time until mixture holds together. Roll into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in shredded coconut or carob powder if desired. Keep balls refrigerated if you are plan to keep them around more than a day or two.<br><br>
Makes about 2 dozen<br><br>
Note: Other nuts or seeds can be substituted for the almonds and walnuts.<br><br>
Applesauce Cake<br>
This moist, spiced cake is easy to make and vegan too.<br><br>
1/4 cup oil<br>
1/2 cup maple syrup, brown rice syrup, or agave nectar<br>
1 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>
1 cup unsweetened applesauce<br>
3/4 cup raisins<br>
3/4 cup chopped walnuts<br>
2 cups whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour<br>
1 teaspoon baking powder<br>
1/2 teaspoon baking soda<br>
1/2 teaspoon sea salt<br>
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br>
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg<br>
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves<br>
1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger<br><br>
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Oil a 10-inch round cake pan or 8- or 9-inch square baking pan. Beat oil, maple syrup, and vanilla together until smooth. Stir in applesauce, raisins, and walnuts. In separate bowl, sift remaining ingredients together. Dough will be stiff. Spread into prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes, or until cake pulls away from edges of pan and knife inserted in center comes out dry. Cool on rack. Serve cake plain or with whipped tofu topping. It’s also delicious frosted.<br><br>
Makes 12 servings
 

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Thanks I'll try those<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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As soon as I read your post I was going to say try Cathe's recipe! Glad she posted it. I've made it and the kids loved them!<br><br>
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