Someone posted in one of my mom’s groups a blogger who has great vegan, gluten-free, recipes. I have tried a few of them and loved them all, so when I saw her cookie recipe, I was psyched! It had very little sugar, and used oats for flour. Plus, as you probably have already gathered, I’m a sucker for sweets. Chocolate is a food group in our house.
It’s been raining here quite a bit with the monsoons, so I had to wait almost a week to get a day that was sunny enough at a time when I could cook. Finally I found a day, preheated the solar oven, and made the cookies!
Chocolate Cookies (original blame goes to OHSHEGLOWS )
1 flax egg (1T flax + 3 T water)
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups oats processed into flour
nondairy milk if needed to moisten batter
Preheat your solar cooker. Mix the ingredients together in the order listed. Drop onto parchment lined baking sheet and then flatten into little patties. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 15 minutes.
Rating: Terrible. Seriously – they were dry, needed more sugar, and a waste of perfectly good chocolate. Next time I will just munch on the chocolate chips and be done with my chocolate craving!