Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Yummy Vegan Thumbprint Cookies
I was told by the doctor that I needed to watch my sugar intake. I had to take the three hour glucose test after having elevated levels with the first one hour test. I do not have gestantional diabetes, my body may just have a hard time digesting sugar. The nurse said to stick to a mostly protein and vegetable heavy diet. To not eat lots of cookies, cake, and ice cream. Oh? Just that? I can do that. I mean, I really try and eat that way anyways. But then the third trimester either hit me hard…or I just want to do something I am not suppose to do. Cookies and cake just sound so good!
But I have made two different vegan recipes from Whole Foods website that have been pretty good. You can find the recipe and instructions here:
I will say, this is all thats in them:
1 cup pecans
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup expeller-preessed canola oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
5 tablespoons fruit juice sweetened jam
I know that eating lots of maple syrup and canola oil isn't amazing for you. But not seeing a cup of sugar added to these cookies like most, made me feel better. Plus the oats and pecans were filling and have fiber and protein.
Andrew absolutely loved these. He probably ate 3/4 of them. He also refuses to eat a dessert that is vegan and has been topping everything with whipping cream. Last night I also made a banana-cocoa snack cake. It is a healthier version of the deadly banana bread I love to make from college. I'm pretty sure the old recipe I have has at least a stick of butter and cup of sugar. This recipe:
It has no sugar, oil, butter, or eggs. But surprisingly good. The bananas make it sweet and the cocoa makes it yummy as well. If you wanted it as more of a dessert I am sure you could add some mini dark chocolate chips to make it sweeter. We had it with coffee this morning, and with blended dates and coconut inside it was perfect.
Andrew also has topped this with whipped cream.
At least I try.
(I also made these cookies during Blanche's nap. And if you know how Blanche naps… it couldn't have taken me that long. This is also why I took all photos on my phone, I figured phone pictures were better than no pictures)