September 11, 2011

# Cookies # Vegan

Cookies of Awesome

Moving can be a very stressful and busy time in one's life. You're sad to leave your old home but excited to enter another.

This is what I have been experiencing as I am currently in the process of moving out of my house and have been busy busy!

My first full day at the new house was yesterday and the first thing I did in the morning was bake cookies. I couldn't wait to christen my new place with yummy home baking! Especially since I have a brand new pretty stainless steel oven. Awe-some!

So as soon as I figured out how to use my new oven, I set to work. I do admit to being worried that I might have some baking difficulties but my cookies turned out wonderfully.

This recipe was inspired from here. I also have to mention that I did not use any vanilla because I couldn't find it anywhere (hello unpacking!) but you could add some.

These cookies are so good. They are soft, nutty, sweet, and good for you. I think that the dried prunes are an excellent addition because they are lovely and soft inside but you can use any dried fruit. Not only do these cookies contain no sugar they are also vegan, and low in fat. They are totally cookies of awesome for an awesome new beginning.

Cookies of Awesome
Makes around 24

1 cup quick oats
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup chopped dried prunes (or other dried fruit)
3 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup ground flax seeds
1/3 cup agave syrup
3 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp water

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. In a bowl combine oats, flour, salt, cinnamon, dried prunes, sunflower seeds, and baking powder
3. In another bowl beat together flax seeds, agave, and almond butter. Stir in oil
4. Add the almond butter mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until moistened
5. Pour in water and stir until everything comes together (you may have to use slightly less or more water)
6. Spoon onto cookies sheet and bake for about 10 min until lightly golden brown on top

When was the last time you moved and how did you feel about it?


  1. Woah those look really good!!!

    I moved in April, but it was only like half a mile from my old apartment ;) haha but the year before I moved from Ohio to Virginia and it was super scary! I'd lived in Ohio my whole life! But now I love VA and it totally feels like home :) I'm glad I did it!

  2. These look awesome! I bet they taste awesome, too! :)

  3. good luck on the move and awesome cookies!

  4. No white flour? No sugar? Where have you been until now?!

    Congrats on the move! I'm so excited to have found your blog- going to look around. I'm always looking for healthy recipes, and this one looks great. :)

  5. Congrats on the move and breaking in a new kitchen. I hope I'm doing that soon!!! The cookies look awesome so the name seems fitting. :)

  6. Congrats on the move and you're right...those ARE cookies of awesome! Honey Bunny will LOVE these! Buzzed and bookmarked!

  7. Glad you are all moved in and enjoying your kitchen! These cookies look like they would fill you up and give you a lot of energy to get through the day. Just what I need-thanks for sharing.

  8. I can totally get into awesome :) These look too good! Buzzed

  9. Love the name of this post! We are in the process of moving as well - so I can totally relate! Cookies look great, and what a better way to start your new adventure.

  10. I haven't moved in years. In my 20s and part of my 30s, I moved every year for about 10 years. The good thing about it is that you can prune your material goods every time.
    Good luck with your unpacking and getting settled in!

  11. oh me oh my I simply cannot wait to bite into one of these glorious creations...nice work!

  12. These look absolutely delicious!! Do you happen to know the nutritional information? I am a diabetic & need to know fat, carbs, fiber & calories. Thanks!!

  13. Can't wait to try these!

  14. Loving all the ingredients here!

  15. Healthy baking is my kind of baking! Great cookies, found your blog via Twitter :)

  16. Wow, I'm all for cookies without added oils or sugars :D Thanks for the great recipe, may give it a shot this weekend :)


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