Saturday, January 10, 2009

Oatmeal-Walnut Cookies

Whip up a batch of these on the weekend - they're loaded with healthy goodies even though they also satisfy a sweet tooth - oatmeal, golden raisins, and walnuts for omega-3 fatty acids.

In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup raw sugar, 1/3 cup packed organic brown sugar, 1/4 cup softened vegan butter (such as Earth Balance), the equivalent of one egg using egg replacer (such as Ener-G) and 1 teaspoon vanilla. (Confession: I forgot the vanilla!)

Spoon 3/4 cups all-purpose flour into measuring cups and level with a knife. Add to the sugar mixture, along with 1 cup regular oats and 1/4 tsp. salt. Stir until combined, then stir in 2/3 cup golden raisins and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (you could toast the walnuts first, if you like).

Drop by level tablespoons onto 2 baking sheets coated with cooking spray, 12 to a sheet. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes, and cool completely on wire racks. I found that the mixture became sticky and harder to work with fairly quickly, as I formed individual cookies, so my first batch came out better than my second. I might even recommend chilling in the fridge a bit between batches to avoid this problem

Each cookie is 110 calories.

vegan butter $3.39

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance