Vegan White Mulberry Date Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Vegan White Mulberry Date Pecan Oatmeal Cookies 
Makes about 4 dozen
1 cup coconut oil, warmed to liquid
1 1/2 cups coconut sugar
2 flax eggs*
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp maple extract
1 1/2 cups gluten free oat flour

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

3/4 tsp sea salt
3 cups gluten free old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups chopped dates
1 1/2 cups Vivapura white mulberries

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the coconut oil and sugar until well blended. Add flax eggs, vanilla, and maple, and beat until well combined (the mixture will become very thick). Mix in the flour, soda, cinnamon, and sea salt until well blended. Mix in the oats until well combined, then add pecans, dates, and mulberries and mix until evenly distributed throughout the batter. Heat the oven to 350 degrees with the rack set at the middle position. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the dough into 12 large balls, and spread them out on the 2 cookie sheets with plenty of room in between. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden, but not overbaked. Let cool on sheet a few minutes, then remove to a wire rack lined with parchment to cool.*Whisk together 2 Tbsp ground flax seed, 1/4 cup and 2 Tbsp filtered water in a small bowl.  Allow to sit in the fridge for 15 minutes until the mixture has set up (or become kind of thick).

About Amy

I was first exposed to cooking and baking when I was a small child in my grandmother’s kitchen. I always wanted to help and get in on the action…especially when cookies were involved! After a while though I didn’t cook a thing until my highschool foods class. At that point my interest in cooking was sparked again, and I would often cook meals at home for me and my Mom.

I wasn’t very adventurous in my cooking at that point however, merely following recipes.I graduated from Bethel University with a degree in studio art, but now my real passion is food. I have always been a creative person, but it wasn’t until about 7 years ago my freshmen year at college that I began experimenting with cooking and venturing outside the box, creating my own recipes.

I should have gone to culinary school, but I chose art instead, and even in my later art work in college you could tell what my true passion really was. Many of my recipes are raw, because I enjoy a high raw plant based diet including some cooked foods.  I find I feel the best when eating this way, and I think it is important to listen to your own body and what it needs. One of the reasons why I believe that wholesome and organic foods are important is that I am a runner.