1/3 Cup water
1/2 cup Spectrum non-hydrogenated shortening or Earth Balance (or butter)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups rolled oats (not instant)
2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnuts, blended in a food processor (or ninja) into a course meal
Puree dates and water in a food processor (I used my Ninja blender). Scrape contents into a mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix until flour is incorporated.
Form into patties by hand. Place on a silpat (or parchment) lined baking sheet.
Preheat oven to 275°
Bake for 28-32 minutes. (I put both sheets in the oven and rotated every 10 minutes for even distribution)