January 17, 2012

Espresso Chip Oatmeal Cookies - Vegan

Here it is, mid-January and I haven't posted my happy new year message!  So, here it is!

My blog turned 4 on January 1 and I'm such a bad friend to my blog that I didn't even come out here to show her some birthday love.  What kind of person does that make me?  Well, to make up for it I gave her a makeover.  Yes, boys and girls, she got a fancy new logo and layout.  Isn't she purty?  There will be more changes to come, I'm sure.  I'm kind of like a fart in a whirlwind.  Always changing things up around these here parts, yessir.

Anywho, I have news to share!  I am now permanently on the schedule as a yoga instructor at Barefoot Yoga Studio!  Can I get a WOOT WOOT!  We started the new year off with a New Year New You Workshop.  Yogi's came in and wrote out the things they wanted to let go in 2011 and their resolutions for 2012.  We rocked out some yoga and afterwards we burned our writings and went on to enjoy some tea and cookies.  Cookies provided by yours truly!

Espresso Chip Oatmeal Cookies - Vegan
Yield: 40 Cookies

  • 1/2 cup nondairy milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 T. ground flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 t. pure vanilla
  • 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 t. ground cinnamon
  • 2 T. instant espresso powder - I used 2 T. espresso ground coffee beans
  • 1 T. cocoa powder
  • 3/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1 3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together non-dairy milk, oil, flax seeds, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Sift in flour, cinnamon, espresso powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add quick-cooking oats and chocolate chips and stir until all ingredients are moistened.
  3. Drop generous tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake for 14 minutes, until cookies are slightly puffed and the edges appear dry.
  4. Let the cookies cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely. Store in loosely covered container.
Adapted from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar

Servings: 1 cookie
Calories:  75
Total Fat:   3.7 g.
Cholesterol:  0 mg.
Sodium:  17.6 mg.
Protein:  0.9 g.


  1. Thanks Wendy and thanks for retweeting!  I'm happy to hear that you have made the decision to commit to yoga on a regular basis!  It really does make a huge difference in how you feel mentally and physically.

  2. I'm glad that you shared this kind of recipe. It's healthy and looks yummy :9
    Thanks :D
    Happy Birthday Blog~
    Keep working a good job :D

  3. Happy Birthday Blog!!  Congrats on the new job!

  4. I am so glad you shared this recipe because they look AMAZING! I can't wait to make them!! Hopefully this weekend. Wish I could just grab one from the picture to eat with my tea :) Congrats on the Yoga! That is wonderful. This year I decided to do Yoga regularly and even after a couple of weeks I've noticed a big difference in how I feel. The site is looking very beautiful. I really like it and your logo is awesome. A Very Happy Blogiversary to YOU!

  5. Well Happy New Year!  Happy Blogiversary!  And Congratulations!!


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