Tofu Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies (Vegan)

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Sweet Tooth | 0 comments

Tofu Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies (Vegan)
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Ingredients:
2/3 cup oil (coconut oil, olive oil, canola oil)
½-1 cup coconut sugar (can substitute any sugar) – if you want sweeter cookie use more sugar
1/4 cup silken tofu
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together coconut oil, sugar, and tofu until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla to sugar mixture and blend.
3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
4. Add to sugar mixture in two parts, mixing well each time. Stir in rolled oats.
5. Roll into small balls and flatten with a fork, place on cookie sheet, and bake for 10 minutes.

Let’s Talk Nutrition:

Tofu:
• source of protein, calcium, iron and phosphorus, copper and manganese
• lowers cholesterol levels
• helps alleviate symptoms associated with menopause
• good source of omega 3 fatty acids
• Good source of selenium – an antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory trace mineral

Oatmeal:
• Lowers cholesterol levels
• Good source of manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc
• Good source of fiber
• Contains antioxidants
• Cardiovascular benefits
• Stabilizes blood sugar levels

 

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