April 29, 2011

Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies!

I really thought I would post this EARLY in the week...but alas time escaped me! The cookies are all gone now...which is a good sign right?! These cookies are vegan...made with whole wheat flour, a blend of stevia and organic brown sugar and simply scrumptious!! They have a bit of a "cakey" consistency and texture that both Thor and I really enjoyed.... And since they are healthier you can have 2...or 4...
2/3 cup natural peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup Stevia
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
2/3 cup coconut milk (soy or almond will work too)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1.5 cups rolled oats
1 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (ghirridelli)

1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2 In a large mixing bowl, stir together first six ingredients.

3 In a small bowl, thoroughly stir together flour, soda and salt.

4 Stir into batter.

5 Stir in oats and chocolate chips.

6 Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet. Flatten into desired cookie shape...they wont morph much as they bake!

7 Bake for 10 minutes or until set.

8 Remove sheet from oven and let cool on tray for 5 minutes.

SO.....My brother left for his first deployment to Afghanistan yesterday! I am so proud of him and he had been at the front of my mind these last few days...You can send him your words of encouragement to harrsion.read@gmail.com or

PFC Read

Operation Enduring Freedom
TF Spartan. HHC/2-34 AR
FOB Ram Rod
APOAE 09370

Also, I turn 26 tomorrow! Its funny... I know that 26 isn't old... BUT if you would of asked me when I was younger, I would have sworn that I would have a hubby and kiddos by 26.....and now I'm starring 30 down.... hmmm. Well as long as I keep up with the daily fresh juice Ill likely live to be 200 so the age thing really wont matter! I am excited to head out for some food and dancing tomorrow night....AND I am thinking of making myself a raw vegan cheesecake on Sunday!
Just a short 24 years ago..my cheeks are still that round!

1 comment:

  1. I am so excited to make these cookies!!! Also, that baby picture is melting my heart! So cute:)


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