When people put the vegan label on foods many people who are not accustomed to vegan foods put their noise up the vegan food. I am not vegan, but I have food intolerances, which do not allow me to have eggs and dairy. So I guess I am 2/3 vegan? I don’t think thats a thing, but thats my lifestyle right now and I’m going with the flow!
Many people in my family say what do you even eat since you can’t have eggs and dairy. I eat plenty of different style of foods and try not to let my intolerances bring me down and make me feel deprived. I feel myself with real whole foods and whole grains! By having plenty of vegetables, fruits, and meats I feel incredibly nourished. I also add some type of grain along with my meal. For example, couscous, quinoa, sweet potatoes, and whole grain bread!
Okay I am getting off topic, but I always like to end my meal with something sweet. I usually do fruit or a piece of dark chocolate without dairy. But, when I am feeling extra sweet those won’t satisfy my sweet tooth. I go all out and make some cookies!
My grandma makes these cowboy cookies all the time, but I have put my own twist on them that are vegan so that I can enjoy them as well. Let me tell you they are so chewy and melt in your mouth delicious! Okay guys I am not going to claim these are healthy in any way, but I made some better adjustments to the cookies. For example, instead of canola oil I used coconut oil and instead of white flour I used whole wheat flour!
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 1 cup of pure cane sugar
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of apple sauce
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
- 12 ounces or so of vegan chocolate
- 2 cups of oats
- 1 cup of baking walnuts
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl beat oil, sugars, and applesauce.
- Gradually combine the flour with the soda, baking powder, and salt to the oil and sugar mixture.
- Manually stir in the chocolate chips and oats.
- Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Put onto a baking sheet with parchment paper into the preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.