Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookies-Vegan and Gluten Free

I'm crazy for herbs. In soups, in stir-fries, in smoothies, bring it on. This month's Recipe Redux (a monthly roundup of recipes by dietitians) was Green with Herb Envy, as a challenge to use a fresh green herb in an "nontraditional way". This is as "nontraditional' as I get. and amazingly delicious.
Rosemary Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies-Vegan & GF
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (GF)
  • 3/4 cup GF all-purpose flour (or whole wheat pastry flour if you're not GF)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm nectar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil 
  • 2 T vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 3/4cup chocolate chips
  • 2 T fresh rosemary
Mix oats, flour, salt and baking soda together. Then add sweeteners, coconut oil and vanilla. Lastly slowly mix in the tart cherries, chocolate chips and fresh rosemary. Dab cookies onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Enjoy!

So simple, so exotic, so delicious. Best dunked in almond or coconut milk. (you're welcome)

How are you ringing in the first and second days of spring?? Here are some more deliciously herby recipes


Louise @AnAppleADayRD said...

YOU ROCK. Savory AND sweet, GF AND Vegan--holy cow this is the holy grail of dessert recipes. I'm definitely trying this one. Thx for sharing!!

Liz - Meal Makeover Mom said...

Wow. I love the addition of fresh rosemary to the cookies. Awesome combo with the chocolate chips and dried cherries.

Debbie the RD said...

I was so excited to see a cookie recipe in the Recipe Redux list! I'm really curious to try this one out - rosemary in cookies? Who knew?!

Kat @ Eating the Week said...

Around our house, oatmeal is a great reason to eat cookies for breakfast. I'll give your herb-y twist a try the next time!

GrainCrazy said...

What a fun idea. I love Chocolate chip cookies. What a great idea to change them up a little Thanks.

Carlene said...

I love this combo!!! I never would have thought of this.

Alex @ said...

Looks good! I've never had rosemary in cookies. Love that these are GF along with being vegan!

quincy Leah said...

Rosemary sure is popular (: These look delicious!

Angela Marinelli said...

I love the addition of rosemary. I never thought to add it to my oatmeal cookies - what a great idea. Looks awesome. Power to vegan and GF food!

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

ooh ooh - you got all the goodies for a chocolate chip cookie (oats, dried cherries) and the brilliant addition of rosemary - cannot wait to try these!!

Curry said...

Yum! Great idea...and love the comment above to eat them for breakfast! -Serena

Diana Leah Wilson said...

What a creative combo - would never have thought of it but it sounds delicious!