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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

FACT: Oatmeal cookies---good for your BRAIN ...or something

A couple of my pals were coming over this afternoon to goof off, play with clay, tickle my dog...so I decided to try a new cookie recipe---vegan oatmeal cookies! No dairy, no eggs, totally easy, and one of my pals is like "oatmeal is a natural anti-depressant! Makes you feel great, raises serotonin levels!" which, it turns out, is TRUE.

This recipe was HUGE winner, soft and tasty and rich. Next time I use chocolate chips rather than raisins....

vegan oatmeal cookies

preheat oven 350
-in large bowl, stir 1/3 cup soy milk and 2 tbs. ground flax seed (omega 3's!!!!)
-stir in 2/3 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup canola oil and 1 tsp. vanilla
-mix in 3/4 cup flour, some shakes of nutmeg and cinnamon, 1/4 teas. bake soda
-fold in 1.5 cups QUICK COOKING oats and 1/2 cup raisins
-drop spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet, tap the spoon or use a butter knife to smooth the tops a little
-bake 10-12 minutes until looking a bit golden, then remove from oven, let sit on cookie sheet to cool for a few minutes then use spatula to set them onto a wire cooling rack

Made about 15 very big cookies, soooooo good!

6 comments:

Michèle Hastings said...

everything is better with chocolate chips

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

and if you use dark chocolate chips your serotonin level will go through the roof. That's practically health food!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are such a good friend...and yes, add the chocolate chips. :)

Lori Buff said...

Yup, chocolate chips, they are good for you.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

These are healthy enough for breakfast, no? :)

Reverend Awesome said...

For realz?! Well I gotta make some oatmeal cookies!

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I am a part-time pottery instructor at Cornell University Pot Shop and a full-time studio potter and sculptor, married to superhawt Missus Tastycake.