I had recently become a member of VegWorcester.com. This is a wonderful community promoting Vegetarianism and Veganism in the Worcester county area in MA. We are currently raising funds to bring out a new dining guide that shows a list of all Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants, and grocery shop in the area. As a part of the fund raiser program, we were hosting a bake sale in a farmer’s market in the locality.
Me, I have never been part of a bake sale. Heck, I have not so much as baked a cookie in my life from scratch (Those store bought Pillsbury ones don’t count). But still in all my infinite enthusiasm, I went ahead and promptly put down my name. The best part of this effort is to make them Vegan. Thus began my journey through to world of Vegan baking, which I must say, needs a lot of talent, because it isn’t just butter, sugar and eggs.
After a lot of research and some thinking from my part, I settled on the following recipe from this blog. I took the recipe, and omitted the chocolate chips, coconut (as I didn’t have them at hand) and added in nuts for a variation. I made two batches, the fist one obviously being the sad little ones, that didn’t look anything like cookie, but taste amazing. The second one is the plain one with just Oats. Hope you enjoy baking it as much as I did. Given below is my account of how I did. Enjoy!
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 1/2 cup olive oil (or your choice)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
Each a hands full of Walnut, Cashewnut and Almond
- With – For a Whole Wheat 3 Nut Oats Vegan Cookie
- Without – For a Whole Wheat Oats Vegan Cookie
Putting it Together
- Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl
- Put the liquid ingredients in to the dry ingredients
- Mix thoroughly and roll in to balls (These cookies do not spread out like the normal ones. Hence we need make them in cookie form before baking)
- Preheat the oven to 350 deg and line a baking tray with parchment paper
- Put a cookie ball on the parchment paper and press down in to cookie shape with a spatula
- Cook for 15 minutes, cool and bite in.
Pssst : Would you believe if I told you I ate only one cookie? Honest, trust me.
Pssst again: Those little guys in a pretty bow are the ones that didn’t come out well the first time. A good way to hide them, right?