These vegan almond butter oatmeal breakfast cookies were sitting in my drafts since a month. I saw it yesterday and decided to edit the pictures to post. This is one very satisfying cookie. It is chewy, not too sweet, filled with tons of oats, delicious, and has no added refined oil! You can use any other nut butter like peanut, cashew, hazelnut or use seed butters to make these as well. Top the cookies with almond slivers or seeds and keep some handy for snacking. If you have not figured it out yet, I like almond butter more than PB :) It is too hot in Seattle to bake or cook today and I have so many things to try out for the book and for other cookbook reviews! Oh well, I should spend the day pampering Chewie since it is his 9th Birthday! Chewie the fluffster turns 9 today. If you do not know his story, here it is in short, or not. When I was barely walking a block, not able to read much or do anything really, we decided to adopt a dog to keep me company. I had submitted applications to a rescue and the seattle shelter for a pom or mix or other long hair small dogs. you know coz dogs pull the leash and my balance was too crappy then to even walk small 10 lb pullers. :). So, I saw Chewie on petfinder.com(all rescue and shelter dogs listed) and he had a really alert and fun expression in his photos (I should have saved those pictures). Hubbs was iffy about adopting (as he used to be scared of dogs!), so he said to wait and visit him at the adoption event on the weekend. Chewie’s profile was off petfinder by the end of the week (probably adopted). After 3 weeks or so, he was back listed though and this time, I put my foot down to go meet him. So we went to meet this cuddle puff, who was then underweight, anxious, matted and slightly smelly. But he was very friendly and very loving. Hubbs took him for a walk, took him in his arms and was like yes, lets take this dude. All his fear, all gone in 2 minutes. He was about 3 then, left at the shelter because his family did not have time for him and would leave him home alone for upto 16 hours a day. Thankfully, they realized it would be better to leave him at the shelter. The rescue picked him up from the shelter and he went into their foster home. And after grooming, bathing and years of love. this guy is the prettiest Pommie on the block. Now I should go wake him up and give him a cuddle, take him for a walk and teach him something new, none of which he is actually going to like. He loves to sleep through the day Please do send him tons of love and healthy happy wishes for the rest of his life. More cookies from the blog Giant Chocolate Chip cookies Triple Ginger Molasses Cookies Almond Butter Snickerdoodles Ginger Spiced Banana almond Oat Soft cookies GF GF sugar cookies Reading and shopping for the day. Kuntal Joisher is planning to summit Mt Everest. He writes about it on his blog here and on HuffPo here. He is a vegan and working with Lindsay(Happy Herbivore) for his hiking adventures. I am putting the links on this post, so hubbs will read them. Sending an email never works with tech guys Shopping today at Socially responsible Fashion at Della that provides jobs, education and skills to women in Ghana. Handmade Jewellery in India, directly supports Animal Aid in their wonderful work in Udaipur. Steps: Make the sticky cookie dough. Using wet or oiled hands, shape into flat cookies. sprinkle almond slivers on top. Bake, cool and eat!
Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, gluten, yeast. Makes 10 to 12 cookies.
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp almond milk
1/3 cup ground raw sugar
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp flax seed meal
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup oat flour (ground Oats)
1/2 cup almond flour (ground almonds)
1 Tbsp cornstarch or other starch
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 or more cup Oats
In a bowl, add the ingredients under wet. mix briskly until well combined. In a bowl, whisk in or sift the flours, baking powder and soda. Add the oats and mix.
Add the dry to wet and mix to combine. Add more oats if the mixture is too wet. The dough will be sticky, but will set after chilling. Chill the mixture for 15 minutes or longer.
Using slightly wet or greased hands, take 3 to 4 Tbsp of the dough and shape into somewhat balls, then flatten on parchment lined sheet(wet your hands to flatten if the dough is still sticky). Flatten well as the cookies will rise during baking to make fat cookies. I made medium-large cookies. Wet hands in between for easy handling.
Press almond slivers, seeds, or granulated sugar on top.
Bake at pre-heated 375 degrees F for 13-15 minutes (depending on the size of the cookies), till the edges are golden and the center is dry. Do not over bake as the cookies will get too crunchy. Let them cool completely as they will continue to cook for a few minutes once out of the oven. Store in an airtight container. Note: You can taste the dough and add more sugar to taste. The cookies get sweeter as they sit. So right out of the oven, warm might taste more nutty and less sweet.