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Healthier Craving Options: Jan’s Vegan Maple Pecan Cookies

on April 7 | in Food, Issue 5 | by | with No Comments

If you’re like me, having something sweet every now and again is a must! However, that “guilty feeling” is the worst. Jan’s recipe makes you feel like it’s okay. Everything in moderation, right? Indulge a little—it will satisfy those cravings…then, don’t drive, but run to the gym!


  • 2 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

How to make:

Put maple syrup and coconut oil in small pan.  Bring to boil and then take off heat.  Meanwhile, put oats, flour, salt, pecans, walnuts, and flaked coconut in a non-plastic bowl.  Pour hot syrup mixture over oat mixture and stir well.  Add vanilla and stir well again.  Cover and let sit on counter for a half hour.  Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 14 minutes until lightly browned.  Let sit on pan a few minutes.  Cool on cookie rack.

May add 1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries if desired.
Can be stored in refrigerator for two weeks.
If you want to add chocolate chips, cool dough thoroughly before adding!

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