REAL Veg, REAL simple !

I dedicate this blog to all those who ask us all the time "What does a vegan/vegetarian eat?" ....
This is it, the food on my plate !

It's not weird, it's not impossible and YES, it is TASTY! .... can't you tell?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Everything Yummy Ultimate American cookie

Again inspired by Isa Chandra's "Vegan Cookies Invade your Cookie Jar" I came up with this recipe to make a more healthful but yet quite indulgent tasting cookie ... Let's Celebrate!

Ingredients:                                                               Yields 30-40 cookies
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour ( I suggest King Arthur brand)
1/2 cup almond meal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup canola oil (when measuring, do oil first then agave nectar and it will pour out without sticking)
2/3 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup almond or soy milk
1 TB ground flax seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup vegan chocolate chips (Ghirardelli semi sweet)
1 cup chopped toasted pecan pieces (Trader Joe's sells them ready to use)

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In one bowl combine oats, flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
3. In a second bowl, beat oil, sugar, agave nectar, milk, flax seeds, and extracts. Fold in half of dry ingredients into wet ingredients, once mostly incorporated add second half of dry ingredients. Fold in coconut, chocolate chips and pecans.
4. Drop tablespoons size amount of dough per cookie about 1 1/2" apart. Press down slightly. I fill one cookie sheet with about 20 cookies and bake those for 15 min. Take out and leave on baking sheet until cool.
5.The other half of the dough, roughly another 15 - 20 cookies I drop on a medium baking sheet lined with parchment or foil, do not press down. Place in the freezer overnight and then store in zip lock in freezer. Those will be available for immediate access in case of emergency like your best friend has bad case of PMS or you need to suck up to your neighbor to babysit your kids. Whatever works!


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