I suspect these are more Vanessa’s, but I know Aaron enjoys eating them (as do we). Perhaps these are what fuel Aaron on his solidly sub-3 hour marathons. Aaron also publishes a great running newsletter, check out his website at http://www.keepingyourunning.com/
Mix together the wet ingredients in a medium bowl:
1 egg plus 1 egg white (extra egg white is optional)
¼ cup nut butter
1/3 cup apple sauce (non sweetened)
1 tsp, vanilla
Option: use some iron-rich molasses in place of some of the sugar, below
Add and mix dry ingredients:
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour
2.5 cups whole or quick oats (or combo of)
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
½ cup chocolate chips
¼ cup raisins (optional)
If mixture is too dry and won't stick, add more apple sauce, egg whites or some soy/rice milk.
Spoon into balls (I use an ice cream scoop and make giant cookies) and flatten slightly with a fork. For extra decadence, put a square of dark chocolate on top of each one.
Bake for 10 minutes for smaller ones and 15 for larger ones. Cool on a rack.