Friday, March 5, 2010

Oatmeal, Walnut, and Apricot Chunk Cookies

No "white" flours, no refined sugars, no eggs, no milk, no butter...
Full of fiber, b vitamins, dried fruits and nuts, and totally delicious! Make a batch of these and see if you can tell the difference!
Oatmeal, Walnut, and Apricot Chunk Cookies
adapted from The Kind DIet Cookbook
What You Need:
1 cup Old Fasioned Rolled oats
3/4 cup oat flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup raw turbinado sugar
1/3 cup pure, grade b maple syrup
1/2 cup safflower oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp blakstrap molasses
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
To Make:
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Line a heavy baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
Combine all of the dry ingredients together and whisk well.
In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
Add the wet to the dry ingredients.
Place about a heaping Tbsp of dough per cookie on baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, until edges are looking lightly golden, then remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for a good 4 or 5 minutes. Vegan baking is a little different, and if you don't give the cookies a minute to cool they will not hold together. Then -remove cookies from baking sheet and cool 5-10 more minutes. Enjoy these! They are heavenly!
A little side note about Maple Syrup
Make sure that the Maple Syrup you use is pure, Grade B maple syrup. It will cost more than your usual kind, but to me, this is a worthwile investment! Grade B maple syrup...
  • Has a ton of calcium
  • It's full of vitamins, including lots of B vitamins, niacin, iron, Folic acid, the list goes on...
  • contains 22% of the trace minerals that you need every day
  • These are just a few of the good benefits of using high quality Maple Syrup

This is a cookie you can feel good about eating (and giving your kids), because it is made of clean, natural, pure ingredients.

4 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try these!!!! This is Heather :)

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  2. WOW!! I missed several of your recipes and I am going back through them all. These cookies look fabulous-I love how you displayed them in the picture. My mouth is watering for them. I can't wait to make them this week. I will let you know how mine turn out.

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  3. These were delicious and loved by my family! Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful recipes :)

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  4. These are the best cookies I have ever had. Seriously. They are healthy, tasty and full of flavor. Everyone loved them and could not believe they were so healthy. Thanks!!

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