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Agave Oat Cookies

 I found this recipe years ago (2010) soon after becoming vegan. I brought home some agave nectar from the Whole Earth Center in Princeton since I had switched to natural and vegan sweeteners. The picture on the source website looks nothing like the finished product. Although, I suppose if you used the full 1/2 cup of canola oil, the cookies would spread. Did I mention I was also hypersensitive (mentally) about using too much fat in recipes in 2010, too?

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I made these for the Great Colorado Wiknic (Wikipedia picnic) earlier this month and realized I hadn’t posted the recipe on my blog. When I made these cookies for the Wiknic, I used both white chocolate and chocolate chips (from Nooch Vegan Market in Denver), and for the flour, I used half a cup of coconut flour and half a cup of sorghum flour. I think. I make these cookies pretty often and rarely the same way twice.

Viz., 2011: 2011-09-07_21-00-45_962

And 2012:

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Agave Oat Cookies
"Loaded" earthy cookies, which make an excellent energy-boosting snack or breakfast.
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  1. 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  2. 1/4 cup warm water
  3. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  4. 2 tablespoons canola oil
  5. 1/2 cup agave nectar
  6. 1 cup GF rolled oats or quick oats
  7. 1 cup GF oat flour
  8. 1 cup almond meal
  9. 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  10. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  11. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  12. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  13. 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  14. 2/3 cup vegan chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  15. 1 cup sliced almonds
  16. 1 cup raisins
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line two baking sheets with silpats or parchment.
  3. In a small measuring cup, mix flaxseed and water and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together applesauce, oil, and agave.
  5. In a medium bowl, sift then whisk together oat and almond flours, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  6. Stir in the coconut and oats.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together the chocolate chips, nuts, and raisins.
  8. Add the flaxseed mixture to the other wet ingredients.
  9. Add dry to wet and mix well
  10. Stir in the chocolate, nuts, and raisin mixture.
  11. Dollop 2-tablespoon dough balls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  12. Flatten cookies slightly (they don't spread out).
  13. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until they spring back when touched.
  14. Cool on the sheets for 10 minutes before removing to a rack to cool completely.
Adapted from Healthy Endeavours
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 Enjoy with a cup of tea!

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