In my next life, I will have wood floors throughout my entire house. Since that is not my present status, I had my carpets steam cleaned today. Nice... very nice job. The drying stage has limited my movement considerably. Living room and bedroom furniture, as well as odds and ends from here and there, are temporarily residing in my kitchen. Somehow I managed to maneuver around things to try a new recipe, "Raw Vegan Oat Flax Cookies", that I found on "The Fitness Freak" Blog. I reduced all quantities by half to fit into my miniature Betty Crocker Food Processor that I found at a garage sale a few years ago. Also, it allowed me to try the recipe and not waste ingredients if it should happen to flop. No need for concern there. Good... very good. (The recipe amounts I provided in this post are for a full recipe.)
Raw Vegan Oat Flax Cookies
2 cups *oat flour
½ cup **flax meal
5 to 6 tbsp agave (For ½ recipe I used 1 tbsp agave + 1 tbsp brown rice syrup, so for a full recipe I’d use 3 tbsp total. You might need to use more if you are using all agave.)
3 tbsp almond butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla
dash sea salt
Mix all ingredients in food processor until smooth. Drop by tablespoon onto parchment paper, form into balls, then roll in finely-shredded unsweetened coconut or sesame seeds or leave plain. Press gently with heel of your hand to flatten slightly. Place in fridge or freezer in sealed receptacle.
* You can purchase oat flour or make your own by whirring rolled oats in blender until it has the consistency of flour. Use 1 ¼ cups oats to make 1 cup oat flour.
** You can purchase flax meal or make your own by using a coffee grinder to grind seeds to the consistency of cornmeal. 2/3 cup flax seed yields 1 cup of meal.