This is a healthy alternative idea to take to a party instead of sweets! I made this for one of the parties we attended. Hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!
Isn’t this cute? The kids had fun with this one.
I’ve never been a fan of regular sushi, but this one I can do. Getting the cucumber the right thickness is key. I need more practice, but it was sure fun to make!
- 1-2 cucumbers (I used large cucumbers, but I think the mini cucumbers that I’ve seen at Costco in bags would work the best!)
- 1/4-1/2 cup Tofutti
- 1 carrot shredded
- 1/2 cup raisins
Slice cucumber in about 1/8 inch strips. (I wished I had a cheese slicer for this, let me know if you have one and it worked for this!) cut each slice in half, especially if you have a really long cucumber.
Spread a very small (about a 1/2 teaspoon, just so the raisins will stick) in the middle of the cucumber and place a few raisins inside.
Put a small amount of shredded carrots on each end of the cucumber, and roll. Pin with a toothpick.
These are best served immediately, they tend to get a little watery on the plate if kept out too long. Store in refrigerator.
I have made these a couple times and adjusted some of the ingredients to be a little more healthy! I’ve been guilty for eating them for breakfast. PLEASE share any adjustments that you make and love in the comment section below!
Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1 1/4 cups flour (I used unbleached white, but I’m sure wheat would be great too)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon milled flax seed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup (I used pure maple syrup)
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with Silpats or spray lightly with cooking spray.
Put raisins in a small bowl and pour warm water over the top. Set aside.
Mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, flax and cinnamon. Set aside.
Mix sugar, apple sauce, oil and vanilla together in a medium bowl. Add the flour mixture and stir until blended. Stir in the oats.
Drain raisins and place back into bowl. Measure and pour the maple syrup over the top. Coat raisins and then fold into the rest of the mix.
Let sit for 10 minutes.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Makes about 2 dozen