Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

My friend introduced me to these vegan cookies this past summer. I find them quite filling and enjoy the nutty oat flavour. I always double the recipe as I find the cookies disappear to quickly otherwise! I also decreased the amount of sugar from the original recipe as I find them sweet enough with just the 1/2 cup of sugar.

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies adapted from Isa Chandra

3 1/2 cups oat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2/3 cup canola oil
2 tbsp flax meal
1/2 almond or soy milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375° C.

Combine oat flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the flax meal and milk. Let sit for 2 minutes. Add in the oil, sugar, vanilla and whisk for 1 minute. Add in the wet ingredients to the dry and combine. Fold in the chocolate chips. 

Form small balls of dough and press down on a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes and enjoy!

Note: I make my own oat flour by blending regular oats in my food processor.

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Saturday, January 7, 2017

After receiving a lovely new muffin pan for Christmas I thought I would christen it with an easy muffin recipe.

Gluten Free Banana Muffins adapted from Pinch of Yum

3 bananas
2 cups oats
2 eggs
1 cup dates or raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
Chocolate chips to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 350° and line a 12 cup muffin tin. 

Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Spoon batter into muffin to the top. Sprinkle on chocolate chips for added enjoyment :). 

Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. 
I doubled this recipe and it yielded 18 muffins.