Vegan Coconut Cardamom Oatmeal Cookies


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!

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12 thoughts on “Vegan Coconut Cardamom Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Erin says:

    I have had a great time reading over your past posts! My mom laughed when I shared your shared your blog with her, she couldn’t believe I found someone who takes more pictures of food than I do!

  2. healthyexposures says:

    These are calling my name! Actually, screaming. Feel free to send me a batch 🙂 I like crispy cookies better than chewy! So I wouldn’t consider them a fail by any mean, hehe.
    Good luck with the internship application! And I can’t wait for your salad recipe – I always dream up these crazy salads, but when it comes time to make one, I go generic :\ I need a really good one to motivate me!

  3. Danielle says:

    These look awesome! Anything with oats and coconut is a win in my book 🙂
    Maybe they came out flat because there was too much liquid?

  4. Karin says:

    Sorry to hear that you had a rough day too. Hope things are better now. On a more positive note: These cookies look fantastic! I really like crunchy cookies and love them super flat ;).
    I wish I were your classmate!

  5. balancejoyanddelicias says:

    this looks really nice… I bet it’s crunchy right? 😀
    busy week ahead? yes, same here! It’s crazy, I feel that I haven’t recovered from last week’s madness and still have to survive this week, next week and so on!

  6. livelifeeatright says:

    Give me a few of those and a cup of tea…I’l be good to go! Those look amazing, I bet they would be so good with a little chocolate drizzle…hmmm might have to get into my kitchen soon!!

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