And they are DELICIOUS, much to even my surprise, haha.
I was playing around in the kitchen this morning and thought I’d challenge myself to experiment baking with only the ingredients I have in my pantry.
There’s not much food here, but that’s a sad story for another day. (I can pinpoint the exact date and time that my love for cooking and baking was destroyed like an atom bomb.)
I thought these cookies were going to be making the short journey from oven to compost BUT they surprised me, so I thought I should share the recipe before I forget. If you try them, let me know what you think.
Vegan Lentil Kale Cookies
Lentils (cooked)-one cup
Kale-1/2 cup raw (freshly picked from the garden.)
1/3 cup agave plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Chia seeds-2 tablespoons
Oats-1//2 cup (oat flour, I make my own, so easy. 1/2 cup oats in the blender or Bullet or food processor, takes just a few seconds.)
Whole wheat flour-1 cup
Baking powder-1/2 teaspoon
If you don’t already have some leftover cooked lentils like I did, cook 1 cup of lentils with 2 cups of water until soft, about 20-30 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.)
Place one cup cooked lentils in bowl.
Combine the kale and the oil in a blender/Bullet/food processor. Blend until a smooth slurry.
Add to lentils.
Add agave/maple syrup, vanilla, raisins, chia, and all other ingredients.
Mix until flours are well incorporated.
Let chill in refrigerator a few minutes until the oven is heated to 375 degrees.
Using a teaspoon, place about two inches apart on baking sheet. Flatten with a fork coated in flour so it won’t stick.
Bake for about 17 minutes until bottom is golden brown and the top is firm.
Let cool on wire rack.
***Options: Of course if your pantry is more well stocked than mine, you can def add grated apples, coconut, and other dried fruit and nuts.
What jumped out at me on this is your love of cooking being destroyed. I only have a hunch of what might have happened but I do know it had to be huge because you LOVED describing all the baking and cooking you did. Makes me sad one more thing you loved and enjoyed so much was part of the aftermath of what you’ve been through. The fact you are back to creating recipes is testament to your tenacity !! xoxo
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THANK YOU, and yes, you get it. I still don’t really cook or bake unless it’s for my son etc., but if someone begs me, I’ll bake some brownies. Most of the joy of it is gone, though, I mean I only did it to make someone happy. A bunch of ingredients is nothing special without adding a little love. Oh well.
I bet your grandson will love baking with you before long. He must be about 2 years old by now?
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Yes, he DOES love to bake with me and with his mom. During the summer, he was stirring muffin batter naked !! so I didn’t post those pics. He is involved in everything! 2.5 years old. Such a joy.
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