If you recall, one of the girls in the discussion section I TA for is a vegan. She presented today (I’m having them all do presentations so they all talk. The point is for them to practice Spanish after all…). So I thought I should make a vegan treat in her honor.
Vegan Coconut Cardamom Oatmeal Cookies
adapted from Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup Earthbalance (vegan non-butter) (if non-vegan, just use butter)
1/2 cup (heaping) of sugar
1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened (if non-vegan use 1 egg)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 whole wheat pastry flour (or all purpose)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp cardamom
Cream together the “butter” and sugar. Add the applesauce and vanilla. Then the rest of the ingredients. Chill in the freezer while you wash dishes and pre-heat the oven. Roll into tablespoon size balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Leave A LOT of space between the cookies, they flatten and expand when they bake. Bake 10-12 minutes.
These turned out REALLY flat. I would almost venture to say they were a fail but they tasted so darn good! Next time, I would say freeze the dough and bake to see if that helps. Or maybe add more baking powder? Any other suggestions?
You’re not going to believe these but I forgot to give them to my class! Oh well, I gave them to my next class (not one where I TA, just where I am student). I think I had mixed reviews… I guess a lot of people don’t really eat cardamom that often?
Oh well! I liked them! I am a little sweeted out for a while though… then again Pi day is in less than a week 🙂
In other news…
Holey moley today has been the busiest day ever! I’m applying for an internship, have a ton of reading to do, supposedly a quiz tomorrow and have a presentation on Wednesday! Tons to do! For lunch today I had the MOST AMAZING SALAD EVER! I’m planning on having it again tomorrow so I’ll share the recipe tomorrow 🙂
Until then, have a great night!