Spring Vegan Recipe Wednesday

May 1, 2013

Marla Meridith at Family Fresh Cooking presents vegan Sunflower Seed Butter CookiesSpring is right around the corner! Soon, the sun will be shining, the birds will be chirping and the flowers will be blooming. This season is such a happy time, especially for us that live through harsh winters. To get you in the spring mood, each week we will be posting some of our favorite vegan spring recipes. Not only are these dishes delicious and healthy, but will make your season that much more delightful.

You can’t go wrong with a tasty cookie recipe. With that said, head on over to Family Fresh Cooking and try this delicious vegan cookie recipe from Marla Meridith. Judging by the photos, your taste buds will thank you.

Sunflower Seed Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 20 cookies or 10 sandwiches

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 3/4 cups (210 grams) Oat Flour
  • 1/2 cup (114 grams) Coconut Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1 1/4 cup light, unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 4-5 droppers full Vanilla Stevia Drops adjust to taste
  • Granulated Stevia for topping

OPTIONAL FROSTING INGREDIENT:

  • light whipped Cream Cheese (I sweeten ours with Vanilla Stevia Drops)
  • all fruit/unsweetened Jam
  • Sunflower Seed Butter

METHOD:

  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit with the rack in the middle. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper (you might need 2 sheets)
  • In a medium bowl whisk together oat flour, coconut flour and salt. In another bowl combine coconut milk, sunflower seed butter and stevia drops.Take care to break up the lumps and combine well. Add dry ingredients to wet and combine well with a spatula. Dough will be sticky at first. Transfer to a work surface and knead with your hands for a few minutes until you have a large ball of dough.
  • Divide the dough into 20 even balls, place on the baking sheet. Flatten each with your hands about 1/4 inch thick. Press the back of a fork into the cookie dough to make a cross hatch design. Lightly spray the tops of cookies with cooking spray or brush with melted coconut oil.
  • Bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes and then transfer to racks to cool completely. Spread on some jam, cream cheese, sunflower seed butter to make cookie sandwiches. Top with granulated stevia.

-Allyson Koerner

Photo Credit: Marla Meridith Photography

Marla Meridith is the creator, photographer, stylist and go to gal behind the blog Family Fresh Cooking. She believes in real, whole foods for a happy, healthy, high energy life. She is obsessed with her family, food, travel, and coffee. Look for her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and StumbleUpon too.

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