Low-Sugar High-Protein Vegan Cookies

STOP!  These cookies are yummy, I promise!

The great thing about seeds is they’re affordable (look in the bulk bins at your local health food store, or find them at a farmer’s market), packed with protein and nutritious oils, and less likely to cause allergic reactions than nuts.

These cookies are PACKED with delicious seeds.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (or vegetable shortening)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (I use organic evaporated cane juice)
  • 1/3 cup coconut nectar (a new find of mine!  It’s low-glycemic and not highly processed like agave is.   I’m sure brown rice syrup would work here, too)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon milk of your choice or water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins (or chocolate chips, or chopped dried fruit of your choice)

What to do:

  • Beat the coconut oil, sugar, syrup/nectar, milk, vanilla, and chia seeds until creamy.  It’s really important to have the chia seeds in there so they’ll hydrate and stick things together like an egg would.
  • Mix the flour, oats, seeds, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a separate bowl.  Add it slowly to the wet mixture.
  • Stir in raisins/fruit/chocolate chips.
  • Lightly grease a cookie sheet and roll about 2 tablespoons of dough into a sphere, then flatten lightly.  These cookies won’t spread much!  Bake 12 at a time at 350F for about 12 minutes.  Allow to cool at least 5 minutes before taking them off the cookie sheet.

I opted for chocolate chips in mine. Chocolate chips from Trader Joe’s are vegan friendly, but not soy-free.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. These sound great! A perfect way to get rid of odds and ends from the cupboard I’m thinking…

    Reply

  2. I love everything with seeds… looks great!

    Reply

  3. Posted by arlene houghton on July 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Wonderful…I will post on FB!!! Thanks Kirsten!

    Reply

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