While my husband and I were on our honeymoon in Kaua’i, we came across The Blossoming Lotus, a magical place that serves freshly made, organic vegan and live food world cuisine in an inspirational setting of art and music. We enjoyed it so much that we visited almost every day and bought their cookbook Vegan Fusion World Cuisine: Extraordinary Recipes & Timeless Wisdom from the Celebrated Blossoming Lotus Restaurants which is still regularly used in our kitchen almost 7 years later!
The book is a creative collaboration of many chefs, artists, healers, musicians and philosophers that is culminated in the recipes, quotes, pictures and artwork. Also highlighted is the power to heal ourselves and the planet, the philosophy of a vegan lifestyle and the environmental and social impact involved in organic and GMO-free farming.
One of my favorite cookie recipes is featured in this book and I am excited to whip up a batch and share it with you today!
2 cups sprouted spelt flour (or gluten free all-purpose baking flour)
1 cup vegan chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts
¾ cup gluten-free rolled oats
½ teaspoon Sea salt
¾ teaspoon baking soda
⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of ground nutmeg
2/3 cup maple syrup
2/3 cup safflower oil
2 tablespoons filtered water
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Place Dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Combine Wet ingredients in another large bowl. Add wet to dry and mix well. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Place eight scoops on a well-oiled or parchment paper-lined baking sheet and flatten slightly with hand. Space evenly so cookies have room to spread.
- Bake until golden brown, approximately 10 minutes. Allow to cool before enjoying.
- Replace walnuts with toasted pecans or macadamia nuts
- Replace chocolate chips with carob chips or dried fruits
- Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa or carob powder to dry ingredients
- Add 1 tablespoon of Spirulina (a type of blue-green algae that’s actually pretty tasty- rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids that has more antioxidants than any other food on earth making it the most nutrient dense food on the planet!)