Vegan Snickerdoodles + Make Your Own Rules Diet by Tara Stiles Review

Vegan Snickerdoodles (refined sugar free) + Make Your Own Rules Diet / Dein Yoga, Dein Leben by Tara Stiles Review |

Hello guys! It’s another Monday, so time for another recipe! This time again in combination with a book review and I’m also being a rebel and bring you a treats recipe on Monday. It would usually belong on a Friday, with the other Friday Treats, but as life is currently a bit hectic, I’d rather bring you this recipe today than none at all! So what book and recipe am I talking about? It’s Tara Stiles’ Make Your Own Rules Diet or Dein Yoga, Dein Leben, as it is called in German book. The recipe I bring you from this book are the vegan snickerdoodles, which I adapted to make them refined sugar free.

Tara Stiles’ Make Your Own Rules Diet book is NOT a cookbook per se, it’s a lifestyle book, like Nourish from Amber Rose, Sadie Frost and Holly Davidson, which I reviewed earlier this year. Recipes are actually just a small part, but she still covers everything from breakfast to dinner in it (and obviously desserts too, that’s where the vegan snickerdoodles recipe comes from 😉 ). All of the recipes seem very simple and doable to me, which is definitely a plus.
The book is divided in three areas that are called your mat, your cushion and your kitchen. As you might get from the titles, it’s about yoga, meditation and cooking.

Dein Yoga, Dein Leben / Make Your Own Rules Diet - Tara Stiles + Vegan Snickerdoodles |

Books about yoga or meditation can often be quite “out there”. This is not one of those books. The style of this book is very down to earth (at least what I have read – I haven’t read it from cover to cover though). She makes meditation sound so approachable and simple, that it really takes away this barrier that a lot of people (including me) feel when it comes to try out mediating. The same goes for the asanas that she describes – she breaks everything down in simple steps and gives advice in terms of modification and what you have to be careful about, to not do more harm than good. The accompanying pictures do their part as well! Lastly, there is a little chapter that gives you a 7 day quick start guide to change your diet and your practice. It’s broken down in so simple steps, that literally everyone should be able to try it out and also find time to implement this in their daily lives. If you feel ready to head deeper, there is also a 30 day transformation plan included which again includes morning meditation, breakfast, yoga, lunch, snacks, dinner, dessert and evening meditation. So, no more excuses to not at least try incorporating more yoga into your daily life and change your eating habits!

I have to be honest, this recipe is not exactly like the one in the book. Usually I stick to what the cook book instructions say. In this case, I used spelt flour instead of all purpose flour, replaced the white sugar with coconut palm sugar (and reduced the amount from 3/4 cup to 1/2 cup) and also used rice-coconut milk instead of vanilla almond milk. Using coconut palm sugar definitely influences the way the cookies look and taste. White sugar would let the cookies spread out more (make them thinner) and give them a different texture. The cookies you see here in the pictures are made with coconut palm sugar – so if you use a different kind of sugar, yours will most likely look different as well. 😉

Vegan Snickerdoodles (refined sugar free) + Make Your Own Rules Diet / Dein Yoga, Dein Leben by Tara Stiles Review |

Snickerdoodles (vegan, refined sugar free)
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  • 1¾ cups spelt flour
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 115 gr margarine
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar + ¼ cup for dusting
  • ¼ cup rice-coconut milk (or other milk you enjoy)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F.
  2. Combine flour, corn starch and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. Beat together margarine and ½ cup of coconut palm sugar in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the milk and vanilla extract and combine.
  5. Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet and incorporate to form a smooth dough.
  6. Roll small balls from the dough and cover in a mixture of the cinnamon and leftover coconut palm sugar.
  7. Place on a lined baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes.
  8. After taking them out, let them cool on a cooling rack.

Thank you Droemer Knaur for providing me with this review copy!

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Vegan Snickerdoodles (refined sugar free) + Make Your Own Rules Diet / Dein Yoga, Dein Leben by Tara Stiles Review |

24 thoughts on “Vegan Snickerdoodles + Make Your Own Rules Diet by Tara Stiles Review

  1. That sounds like a great book, I love Tara Stiles I do her yoga practice on Youtube sometimes 🙂

    And SNICKERDOODLES!!! I love snickerdoodles, and I love your modifications. Snickerdoodles + coconut sugar is just meant to be! Now you’ve got me thinking I need to do a snickerdoodle recipe sometime too 🙂

    1. I really enjoy the books – I’ve been doing an in-bed morning yoga from her for a while and I really enjoyed it! You should definitely try your hand in a snickerdoodle recipe, your modifications are always great 🙂 I really enjoy the slightly caramel-y taste that the coconut sugar gives them – so good!

    1. That’s so cool, Nóri! I really enjoy her yoga lessons too – I’ve done an in-bed morning yoga video from her for a while and it wakes you up so nicely 🙂 The cookies are really good and so easy to make!

  2. Looks good! I love vegan recipes and often make them too. And I also often reduce the amount of sugar in the recipes. This one is definitely the one to try!

    1. Thank you, Iryna! I love vegan recipes too – they are so easy to make and often so much healthier than their traditional counterparts. Recipes quite often just have too much sugar for my taste, I remember even my Mum already reduced the sugar in recipes because it was just too much. Let me know when you had time to try them, I love feedback!

  3. This is great! I’m always looking for new recipes that don’t have all th eprocessed stuff. I haven’t tried coconut palm sugar yet, so I will be giving it a try for this. I hav epinned for later!

    1. Coconut palm sugar is amazing! You should definitely give it a try – it tastes a bit like brown sugar, but is so much better for you.

  4. I’ve been searching for a good, not sugar-bomb, vegan snicker doodle recipe. I thought it was a lot to ask but you have done it!! Looks amazing!

    1. Hey Natalie! I’m so glad you found your way here 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoy this recipe – I always try to find alternatives to the usual sugar bombs that still taste good, and these snickerdoodles still taste so so good! Hope to see you again here 🙂

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