Makeshift vegan cookie dough

Evening everyone,

Monday is getting closer and I’m getting more and more anxious. Hopefully everything will work out okay. I’m also very excited to attend Swansea’s first vegan festival tomorrow, I’m taking my SLR and can hopefully get a few photos. Additionally I’ve decided that when I start work I’m going to try and post 3-4 times a week, this is basically what I’m doing at the moment but recently I’ve slipped into this through reasons other than a lack of time. So you shouldn’t notice much difference.

Today I’m going to let you know about something that I made recently, I’m not particularly proud of it and it doesn’t make for stunning photos but at the time it filled a craving.

I woke up one day with a hankering for cookie dough, I’d never made this before, vegan or otherwise but remembered the ingredients and had a bit of an experiment. I had just melted a heaped tablespoon of sunflower spread when I realised I don’t have flour in my house (it’s too damp and goes mouldy very quickly). The cravings were too intense and I didn’t want to waste the spread so I blended up some porridge oats into a powder and used that instead. I put a splash of vanilla extract into the oat powder and a little squirt of maple syrup for sweetness. I tipped in the melted sunflower spread and mixed it all together. After it was mixed I peeled some plain chocolate from the outside of some chocolate creams and mixed that in as well. That may sound extra desperate but cookie dough does need chocolate!

After a lot of trying to get something which resembled cookie dough I ended up with this.

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It actually tasted very much like cookie dough except it had a little oat taste to it and I wished that I’d had vegan chocolate chips to add to the mixture. It tasted lovely and quelled the cravings so it was a real winner for me. I’d like to look up a recipe and make it properly next time.IMG_2021

And so the cookie dough became a welcome addition to my breakfast, along with my usual peanut butter porridge and orange hot chocolate. Yum!

Hope you’ve had a great week, here’s to the weekend.

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