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brendonnn
Nov 12th, 2007, 11:53 PM
Does anyone know of, get ready for this: sugar-free, vegan, pumpkin, oatmeal cookies? I could do without oatmeal, but the rest has to stay.

I found this recipe:
http://www.theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/index.php/index.php?RecipeID=187

The only problem is the sugar, so I thought I could substitute molasses for sugar, but I am unsure if this would work since so much sugar is required for the recipe and a small amount of molasses is already needed.

If no one has any ideas I will experiment and pass out my recipe.

thanks,
brendon

twinkle
Nov 13th, 2007, 12:37 AM
I think applesauce is often used to sweeten reduced sugar baking. I wouldn't use too much molasses because it has such a strong flavour. How about using Stevia or Xylitol or something like that? What is the reason it has to be sugar free?

brendonnn
Nov 13th, 2007, 05:19 AM
Thanks.

And the reason I am trying to be sugar free is because of the bone used in the process of filtration of some refined cane sugar. I am working towards no sugar so when my parents let me become vegan it will be easy to cut out sugar. Plus it is probably more healthy for me.

brendonnn
Nov 13th, 2007, 08:19 PM
I am not sure on the pumpkin cookies, they are for a meeting tonight and I am not sure if I will take the risk of failure. So I am thinking about no bake cookies now. Here is my idea for a recipe:

- 3/4 cup maple syrup or karo syrup or molasses *edit: use molasses as a last restort
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 3 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter

I will tell you how it goes.

brendonnn
Nov 14th, 2007, 06:23 AM
the cookies were okay, the molasses is very strong tasting, I recommend anything else.

haha

twinkle
Nov 15th, 2007, 12:15 AM
I agree cutting down on sugar is healthy, but some recipes are difficult with liquid sweetners. You can get unbleached sugar - it's widely available in the UK, but I know a lot of people in the US use Florida Crystals - I hear them mentioned a lot so I'm guessing they're fairly easy to find.

tipsy
Nov 15th, 2007, 06:03 AM
you can also find raw sugars around that are unproscessed and vegan friendly:D

angelamc
Nov 15th, 2007, 09:28 AM
Try agave nectar. It's good for baking. I use it for cupcakes and frostings all the time. It's totally vegan and it has a low glycemic index, which is better for your health than regular sugar. You can pick it up at a health food store or something like a Whole Foods or Wild Oats market.