What do you bake when your vegan friend calls one afternoon and exclaims, “I’m ten minutes away – well, maybe five. I just gave blood and I’m on my way home. Can I stop by?”
Now, I’m a scheduler by nature. I’ve learned to roll with the punches, particularly with Rice Kernel, but I’d rather reserve surprises for someone a bit more spontaneous. I knew my friend needed a pick-me-up – at the very least, for the sake of her blood sugar. With a sparse vegan arsenal and the clock ticking, I recalled a green tea cookie recipe posting awhile back. A one-bowl recipe with few ingredients (and no requirement for room temperature butter), this earthy cookie boasts a beautiful green hue and has a refreshing matcha flavor and a subtle sweetness. The oats become nutty and crispy around the edges while the center retains a moist, almost cake-like quality. Hardly a decadent cookie, my famished friend had half a dozen during her brief stay.
Easiest Vegan Matcha Oatmeal Cookies, from Little Corner of Mine
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine wet ingredients. Then add in dry ingredients. Using a spoon or small ice cream scoop, place cookies on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack. Store in air-tight container.