metonyms (metonyms) wrote in vegancooking,

Lentil cookies! No, seriously.

Because people don't already think that vegans eat some strange stuff.

Lentil-Raisin Cookies*

2 cups spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup earth balance
1 starchy-type egg replacer
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup non-dairy milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup dried currants
1 cup dried unsweetened coconut
2 cups water
2/3 cups green or brown lentils

bring the water and lentils to a boil, then simmer for 30-40 minutes until tender. once cool, drain any remaining liquid and add the lentils to a food processor along with 1/2 cup of the sugar. puree until smooth, then mix the applesauce, n-d milk and vanilla extract into the mixture and set aside.

cream together the earth balance with the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, then add in the egg replacer and the sweet lentil-apple mixture to combine. sift in all dry goods except for the oats, currants, and coconut. finally, fold in the remaining ingredients.

form the dough into balls of about a tbsp each, and bake at 375 for 16-18 minutes. nb: this makes a lot of tiny cookies, though they freeze incredibly well and even taste good right out of the freezer. they're also obscenely addictive once they've cooled for an hour.

<b>Edited</b> to swap the lentil measurement for the water measurement!

*Adapted from Alton Brown.
Tags: beans-lentils, desserts-cookies-oatmeal

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