Okay, who likes cookies for breakfast? I’ll admit it, if there’s a “healthy” cookie sitting around near my coffee pot in the morning, I will grab one – or two – and pretend that they’re just as good for me as a bowl of whole grain cereal with fresh fruit. And sometimes, depending on the cookie, it’s really not that delusional of a thought.
This morning was one of those mornings. As I was pouring my coffee into the mug I looked into the window of the microwave. Inside of it sat a plate of crispy, slightly sweet, vegan chocolate pecan oatmeal cookies. They were taunting me, and in a moment of weakness, I grabbed two. Then I sat down at my computer to begin my work day.
- 1 and ½ cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ pound (2 sticks) vegan butter (I use Earth Balance Soy Free) – room temperature
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup vegan cane sugar
- 2/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce (egg replacer)
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups pecan pieces (put whole pecaans in a zip-lock bag and crush into small pieces)
- 2 and ½ cups oats
- 1 bag vegan chocolate chunks (I use Enjoy Life brand)