Preheat oven to 180°C.
Mix together the oats, flour, oat bran, oatmeal, brown sugar, cranberries, cinnamon, orange rind and almonds (if using them.)In a saucepan, heat the butter, maple syrup and milk till the butter has melted.Gradually add the warm butter mixture to the flour mixture and use a fork to combine.Leave this mixture until it is cool enough to handle, and if necessary add a little oat bran to make it easy to combine. Shape into little mounds and arrange on baking sheets, well-spaced, and bake for 10-15 minutes.You could sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over them before baking.Leave on baking sheets to firm for about 10 minutes then transfer to cooling racks – they will firm up as they cool.These are quite chewy cookies and are best served with some warm cinnamon infused milk.Recipe reprinted with permission of Healthy Vegetarian Foods. To see more recipes, please click here. To receive quick and convenient weekday recipes, join our Easy Weekday Meals mailing list, and for up-to-date trending food, restaurant and wine news subscribe to our Editor’s Weekly newsletter.
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