March 30th, 2011

No-Bake Vegan Breakfast Cookie

Banana Breakfast Cookie
Serves 2
1 ripe banana* (it doesn’t have to be over ripe)
1 t raw sugar (optional)
1/2 t vanilla
2 T natural peanut butter
1/2 t pumpkin pie spice OR cinnamon
1 c+2 T rolled oats
1 T chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, chia seeds or dried fruit
I used a square pyrex sandwich container to make this in and then let it chill overnight in the same container.
Mash banana, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla together until smooth. Add in the peanut butter and combine well, then stir in oats and chocolate chips. Your mixture should not be super wet, it should be slightly moist (ugh, i hate that word) and have enough oats to stay together. If it’s too wet-add more oats. If it is too dry, add a tablespoon of non-dairy milk or water. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy half for breakfast. Share the other half with someone you like a lot, or be greedy like me and save it for tomorrow.
The end result isn’t the prettiest, but I can assure you, it is quite tasty. I mean…you love all the ingredients involved, right?

*You could make this with 1/4 c unsweeted applesauce or 1/4 c of any winter squash puree, such as pumpkin, sweet potato or acorn squash. This will probably make your batter wetter, so add a couple tablespoons of oats to the mix.
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Happy Eating!
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Questions about Flour and Sugar

Hi everyone. I couldn't find the answer in the tags so I apologize if this is a repeat:

Lately I've been purchasing Trader Joe's White Whole Wheat flour but then it occurred to me the way they make the whole wheat flour "white" could be by bleaching it which, if they use the same methods for regular bleached flour, that would make it not vegan. Does anyone have information on this?

Same thing goes for any brand of powdered sugar. It is so white and bleached looking, I also assume it is made from white and not raw sugar and thus not vegan either. Does anyone know if this is true and if so are there vegan brands of powdered sugar?

Thanks in advance!