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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)

Sometimes the craving to eat something sweet is so bad that you start looking for the recipes on the web. But my thing is that even though I give in to my sweet cravings,  I try to look for healthy recipes. So this is the cookie recipe that I came across on this blog while endlessly searching for vegan cookie recipes. I tried to stick to the original recipe, except the walnuts. I added hazelnuts just to see how they taste. Enjoy!

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup real maple syrup, room temperature
1/2 cup unrefined (fragrant) coconut oil, warmed until just melted
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

Preheat oven to 375F degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and oats. Add the nuts and carrots. In a separate smaller bowl use a whisk to combine the maple syrup, coconut oil, and ginger. Add this to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
Drop onto prepared baking sheets, one level tablespoonful at a time, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Bake in the top 1/3 of the oven for 10 - 12 minutes or until the cookies are golden on top and bottom.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.