Sesame Oat Cookies

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These cookies are not your traditional chocolate chip cookie. I packed these full of goodness and earthy flavor.

These have a wonderful nutty flavor from the toasted sesame seeds and chewiness from the oats and maple syrup. They are delicious and lowfat!

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Recipe:  Makes 14 cookies  Prep time: 10 mins  Cook time: 10 mins

Dry ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 cup quick cooking oats

1/2 cup coconut palm sugar (or evaporated cane juice)

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds (just use 2 tablespoons of sliced blanched almonds if you don’t like sesame seeds)

1/4 cup sliced blanched almonds (or use chopped almond pieces for more crunch)

1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Extra blanched almonds for topping (optional)

Wet ingredients:

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

1/4 cup puréed carrots baby food (which is half of a 4 oz jar, baby food is extra creamy and contains water, so use this)

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

2 teaspoons bourbon vanilla

Tip: For the almonds you can use either blanched or chop up whole almonds into little pieces or just buy a mini bag of the chopped up almond pieces from the baking isle. I used blanched because I didn’t want too much crunch. Do as you wish.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, except the chocolate chips, and whisk well. Now, stir in the chocolate chips. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients and whisk well. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined, being careful not to over mix. Over mixing can result in a tough cookie. Drop by spoonfuls on the cookie sheet. Top with a few blanched almonds, if desired. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes. Do not over bake or they will be dry. These are best eaten the first day.

Nutrition:  123.5 calories/ 2g fat/ 24 carbs/ 2g protein (rounded to the nearest whole point, based on 14 cookies)

Enjoy!

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Categories: Chocolate, Gift Ideas, Sweet Treats, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN

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6 Comments on “Sesame Oat Cookies”

  1. petit4chocolatier
    October 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM #

    These sound and look delicious. I love the ingredients of baby food and sesame seeds! I never thought about using baby food; great idea!

    • October 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM #

      Thank you so much Judy!! I’m always trying to get creative with my food and there is no shortage of baby food around here, lol! It helps with the moisture in the cookie and takes place of butter and the sesame seeds give a real nutty flavor. They are definitely different than the typical indulgent chocolate chip cookie, but are still tasty! 🙂

  2. October 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM #

    Guilt free cookies?! Pass them over here! These cookies look delicious! 🙂

  3. October 13, 2012 at 7:50 PM #

    Way to use up the extra baby food you have in the house in those genius nutrient rich cookies!

    • October 14, 2012 at 1:26 AM #

      Aww thanks so much for the kind compliment Somer!! I’m sure it won’t be the last jar either that I use 🙂

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