Sunday, August 17, 2008

you're hot then you're cold, you're yes then you're no

So it's been over a week and that's a while for me to not blog about anything.
I haven't really been making anything lately though.
The other day for the boy I made the tried and true cornmeal pancakes (minus the blueberries) from Veganomicon for breakfast..and he really liked them. They seemed a lot easier to flip and make without the blueberries in them this time, so that was a bit easier for me.


Oh yes, and the other day I finally got a bike I really really love! It's a baby blue color, and is a "beach cruiser" and it's so adorable. I can't wait to ride it around everywhere. ;)

Today I made some oatmeal cookies that I found. I was originally going to make the ones from Veganomicon, but I didn't have any brown rice syrup, nor do I know of a place around here that carries it. Soo I found a recipe on Vegweb.com for a lowfat low sugar recipe, and honestly..you can't even tell the difference! these cookies are awesome!




I made half and half of chocolate chip and just cinnamon. For some reason, I'm not a huge oatmeal raisin fan..soo those were not included at all.

Oatmeal Cookies (low fat, low sugar):
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt (i used a little less than a tsp..)
1 1/2 c oats
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp cinnamon (i used 2 tsps in the half without chocolate chips)
1 egg replacer (i used flax seeds)
1/2 c mild oil
1 T molasses
1 T agave nectar
3 T water
1 tsp vanilla (oops i forgot to add this...guess its not that necessary!)
1/4-1/2 c semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the dry ingredients (flour-cinnamon) in a large bowl. In another small-med bowl, mix all the wet ingredients (egg replacer-vanilla). Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add the chocolate chips. Roll into little balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Flatten out with a fork so they cook nicely. Bake for 13-14 minutes. Should make about 24 cookies...

although mine came out to be 21, but hey whos counting. ;)

13 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Those pancakes and cookies look incredibly delicious - yum!!

shelby said...

Pancakes?! Make me some! Those look so good...I wish I could have time to make them during the week =(

talieworld said...

MMMM! Pancakes and cookies! Two of my favorites! Looks like my kind of recipes. :)

alaina said...

mmmmmmm cornmeal pancakes! i definitely need to try those.

Theresa said...

I never get the right amount of cookies, probably because I eat the dough :)

And congrats on your new bike!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Your boy is luckier than mine... I never make him pancakes (although if he's good, he does sometimes get cupcakes LOL)

VeganCowGirl said...

Your cookies look amazing!

River said...

Hey, thanks for the add! :)

Everything looks delicious! I'm not a big oatmeal raisin fan either, and I'd never thought of making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Thanks for the idea!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

You and the bf have good taste. The Veganomicon cornmeal pancakes are my favorite pancake recipe, and they're really good with raspberries too. And thanks for the cookie recipe -- I'm happy to chomp on low-sugar cookies anytime. By the way, those photos are absolutely stunning!!

About Chili's -- don't get too comfortable there! The black bean burger is NOT vegan. The patty actually contains egg and/or dairy, and there's also an allergen guide to help you further (http://www.brinker.com/gr/allergens/Chilis%20Allergen.PDF). Sorry to spoil the black bean fun, but we should watch out for each other. :)

mad about udon said...

Oooh yum! The cookies like amazing. Thanks for the recipe!

Bianca said...

I love those blueberry cornmeal pancakes! I bet they're just as good without the berries. And your cookies are making me drool....

tofufreak said...

your pancakes are like perfectly golden! sheesh. everyones been having cornmeal pancakes of some sort it seems. now i want them too!

Alex said...

These are the 1st vegan cookies I've made and they are so good! Although I made some slight modifications: I used 1/4 almond flour and 3/4 regular flour, 1 Tbs prune puree for the molasses and 1 tsp almond butter and 1/4 soy milk instead of the flaxseeds. Mine came out to be 18, but they spread quite a bit so the bigger the merrier :)