Two recipes for you today! The first is Lemon Coconut Wedges. Are they a bar? a scone? a cracker? a biscotti? A little of all of the above!
These are not very sweet, but quite tasty in a healthy, crunchy, bar sort of way. Do not make them expecting a sweet dessert – they are not that. I actually made them to eat as a breakfast for days I am must dash out in a hurry and have no time for my standard oatmeal.
Lemon Coconut Wedges
Lightly oil an 8-inch round cake pan and preheat oven to 300F / 150C.
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 T chia seeds
Mix together and set aside for 10 minutes to turn into a gel.
1 cup oats, ground to a flour in the food processor
3/4 cup dried, flaked coconut (unsweetened)
grated zest of the 1/2 lemon you squoze (?) above
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch sea salt
Mix the above dry ingredients together and set aside.
3 T oil of your choice, coconut would be best, but you can use whatever veg oil you have on hand
1/4 cup brown rice syrup or agave nectar
8 dates roughly chopped in food processor after you finish with the oats
Mix the above wet ingredients and then mix with the dry ingredients and stir in the chia/lemon mixture. Press with wet hands into the cake pan until evenly distributed and flat. Sprinkle with additional coconut if you want. Bake for 20 minutes until lightly brown and firm. Cut into wedges when cool.
This recipe is in the book, The Engine 2 Diet, but it can also be found posted online by the author, so I don’t have any problem posting it for you here. These are GOOD! Measurements are a bit vague and I guessed ie what a “can of black beans and a can of tomatoes” was. I cooked my own black beans, so I’d say it was about 1 1/2- 2 cups cooked.
New York Times Veggie Burgers
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can tomatoes with mild chiles, drained
1 garlic clove
1 tsp onion powder (I also added 1 tsp shwarma seasoning because, well…)
2 green onions, roughly chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup parsley or cilantro (I used half cup of each)
2 cups rolled oats, uncooked
Process everything except the oats in a food processor. Stir in the oats. Form into patties and either bake in a 450F / 230C oven on a greased cookie sheet for 5-8 minutes on each side, or fry in a frying pan (as I did).
The original recipe and many more low-fat vegan recipes from Engine 2, can be found on their website here:
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