Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Beat together until creamy (I use food processor fitted with steel blade):
¾ c canola oil
1 c firmly packed brown sugar
½ c granulated sugar
¼ c water
1 t vanilla
3 c oats, uncooked (traditional not quick-cook)
1 c flour
½ t soda
Pulse mixer just to blend oats with other ingredients; don't pulverize the oats! Mix in any/all of the following --- I usually use all three and mix by hand not with food processor:
½ c raisins
½ c chocolate chips (I use Ghiradelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet)
½ c nuts (I usually use pecans)
Drop by rounded teaspoon onto greased or non-stick cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.