I have been seeking recipes for tasty but healthy cookies. The ideal cookies would be made with veggie oil. Also, since I make my own applesauce and yogurt, it takes some planning and time. They might not be read when I have a "baking fever" attack. I recently found a new blog and immediately became a fan of its author, Heidi, who is like me, is an advocate of healthy eating and prefers whole-grain food—and she's also vegetarian. Her original recipe contains coconut oil, which is a bit expensive to order here, so I've substituted it with coconut cream powder and veggie oil. And I also accidentally forgot the ginger when I baked it, so it doesn't taste exactly the same, but I assure you that it already tastes good! I believe if follow her original recipe it would taste even better!
Yields: 27 cookies
1/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup bread flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup oatmeal
15g (1 small pack) coconut cream powder
2/3 cup walnuts
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup honey
1/2 canola oil
1 tsp ginger powder
1. Preheat the oven to 176 degrees.
2. In large bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Fold in walnuts and carrot shreds.
3. In a separate container, stir together the honey, oil and ginger powder. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Place balls of dough by the tablespoonful onto a baking sheet.
5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
Sichuanese native and Chengdu resident Annie blogs about her adventures in cooking vegetarian meals, adapting recipes from around the world. Recently she has translated some of her favorite posts into English for GoChengdoo readers to enjoy. The original, Chinese-language version of this post can be viewed here. Photo by Annie Chen.