For a luncheon today at work, I volunteered to bring dessert.
Problem #1: we have no eggs.
Problem #2: I had no time to grocery shop!
Problem Solver: Mama Pea.
Because where else do you look when you need a “vegetarian” (or vegan), yet delicious and simple treat? Exactly.
I chose her “Soft-Baked Oatmeal Raisin Cookies” for inspiration, and improvised with the ingredients I had on hand. How do you make cookies without eggs, butter, or oil? Like this:
“Vegetarian”* Oatmeal Pecan Cookies
1 c Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 c Whole-wheat flour
1/2 c Unbleached All-purpose Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Xagave **(Subst: Agave, Honey)
1/4 c Brown Sugar
1/4 c Sugar
1/2 c Greek Yogurt, Plain (Nonfat, optional)
1/3 c Almond Milk (or Non-dairy milk)
*does contain a milk product (yogurt)
**you’ll hear more about this, soon!
Combine Yogurt, milk, Xagave & sugars. Whisk or use a mixer to blend together.
Combine oats, flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir together and slowly add to the wet ingredients until dough forms. Form cookie “balls” and place on a baking sheet; top with one pecan half (optional). Bake at 350* for ~12 minutes, until golden brown. Enjoy! (makes ~18 small cookies)
I was a little confused when removing them from the oven – apparently these cookies don’t spread like “regular” cookies?
This fact would’ve been helpful when arranging them for baking, as they were spaced accordingly! Ah, well. Now I know, becuase Yes, I will be making these again. And then maybe once more with raisins, or chocolate chips, or butterscotch chips, or peanut butter? Or…all of the above?! Get creative with your cookies.
What’s your favorite cookie??
I’m very satisfied with these healthier little treats! We’ll see what the coworkers think…