One too many…

So, I thought because we were ordering in sushi for our Pastor’s meeting, it wouldn’t hurt if I would bake cookies for an after dinner treat.  However, these cookies are not just any kind of cookie.  They are the ultimate yum cookie.  The recipe calls for raisins, but because I am not a huge fan of them, I substitued 2/3 cup of raisins for 1 cup of chocolate chips and a 1/4th cup of chopped dried cranberries. I have been doing so good with my eating, except for today.  The cookies are scrumptious, you should try to bake them for yourselves for those especially cozy cookie kind of days.  Now that I have a sucrose high, I have to wash it down with a substantial amount of water before my run.  Sheesh.  Most times it seems as though I have to run in order make up for what I have eaten. Boo.

Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Inspired by Salt Kissed Chunky PB Chocolate Chip Cookies & Vegetarian Times.

Ingredients:

  • 1 & 3/4 cups walnuts, toasted
  • 2 cups regular oats, divided
  • 3/4 cup Kamut flour
  • 1/2 cup Sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking soda, aluminium free
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp almond milk (or other nutmilk)
  • 3.5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

How To Play:

Preheat oven to 350F and grease a baking sheet. Place 1.75 cups of walnuts on the baking sheet. Toast walnuts in oven for about 10-12 minutes, until golden in colour. Be sure not to burn. When walnuts are toasted remove from oven and cool for a few minutes. Dump walnuts into food processor and process until just finely ground, no more. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, 1 cup oats, cinnamon, and Sucanat (or brown sugar). Now add the dry ingredients to the food processor and process for about 20-30 seconds until mixed. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil until softened. (You could use a microwave and heat it for about 20 seconds, I just don’t own one.)  Once it is softened, put in a small bowl.  In the same bowl, stir in the maple syrup, almond milk, and vanilla, and pour into food processor. Process until the mixture is thoroughly combined. Remove bowl from processor and dump contents into a large bowl. Mix in the remaining 1 cup of oats by stirring or with hands. Fold in the cranberries and chocolate chips. Take about 2 tbsp of dough, make a ball, and then flatten with fingers. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F and no longer. It is just personal preference of mine to have a cookie be more undercooked, than overcooked.

Enjoy.

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One thought on “One too many…

  1. aaahhh, my Jamie friend 🙂 I’m loving this blog already. And yes, oh so familiar with the “cancel out what I just ate excercise.” And, for some reason it seems that much harder after babe #3…or are we just getting old? Soldier on friend….love you 🙂
    Oh…and save me a cookie please.

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