Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 1 cup okara (soybean meal)
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup carob chips (may substitute chocolate chips)
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, pistachios, or chopped walnuts
Stir together okara, whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, honey, and vanilla extract.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring with a large fork until combined. Fold in carob chips or chocolate chips, along with sunflower seeds or nuts.
Drop by the teaspoonful on to prepared cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with the back of an oiled fork to about 1/2-inch thickness.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes.
Yield: about 36 cookies
Note: Okara is soybean meal, a natural by-product of tofu. It is usually available in Asian markets that sell fresh tofu and health food stores. This recipe may also be made into cookie bars.