Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday7: The Most Perfect Oatmeal Berry Cookies Evahhhh

Today's Sunday7 is a recipe for the best Oatmeal Berry Cookies
that you can make in 7 easy steps.
I was inspired by this delicious FruittiNutti berry mix sent to me by TasteCentral. While waiting for PJ to come home from Saturday work, I decided to whip up some cookies. Haha, so stepford! :P

Below are some of the ingredients I used. The cookies are made with organic ingredients, with dairy and egg substitutes. This recipe is suuuper easy. I think I made them in 20 minutes, tops, and that's already including baking time!

ONE
Preheat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
For vegan desserts, I like using a convection oven.

TWO
Get two bowls and mix wet and dry ingredients separately.
Wet bowl: 1 cup coco sugar + 1 cup olive or canola oil + 1/2 tsp vanilla + 4 tbls chia gel
(Chia gel is made by soaking 1 part chia seeds to 7 parts water. 
Chia is the egg-replacer, while the oil is the butter replacer.)

THREE
Dry bowl: 1 cup whole wheat flour + 1 1/4 cup instant oats + 1/2 tsp baking soda +
3/4 tsp baking powder + 1/4 tsp salt
(You could substitute the whole wheat flour and oats with gluten-free options)

FOUR
Add dry ingredients to wet, 1 cup at a time.
(Make sure you mix all ingredients in each bowl before combining bowls!)

FIVE 
Add 1/4 cup of chopped dried berries. You can also add nuts into the mix.

SIX 
Roll into balls and flatten them out a bit.
Remember that these cookies are dairy and egg free,
meaning they won't expand too much when baked.

SEVEN
Bake for 8 minutes, rotating the pan/baking sheet at the halfway mark.
Bake for 8 minutes, no more, no less!!!
As tempting as they are to eat at once, you need to let the cookies cool down to room temperature, because otherwise, they'll just crumble in your hands. I like refrigerating the cookies once they've cooled down because they'll keep their form, but still be chewy once you bite into them.

Enjoy your Sunday! :)