Monday, March 18, 2013

"Healthier Than Average" Chocolate Chip Cookies

But they still taste like regular chocolate chip cookies! :) Now these aren't healthy by any means, just healthier... haha. You could probably replace some of the oil/margarine with applesauce, it will just result in a softer cookie. What I've done is replaced some of the white flour with sprouted whole grain flour, replaced some of the sugar with stevia (but not enough to be detectable), cut the amount of chocolate chips by half, and replaced half of the margarine with grapeseed oil. I also used ground chia and water as the "egg" in place of the egg replacer powder. This of course adds some extra fiber, omega 3's, and other great nutrients! :) You could add some chopped walnut or raisins, or both to this recipe if you'd like as well! My recipe is based on this recipe  from

You will need:

1 cup sprouted organic spelt flour
1 1/4 cups all purpose organic flour
1 tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup coconut sugar
40 drops stevia
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
1/2 cup vegan margarine
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp groung chia seeds
4 Tbsp warm water
3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 large cookie sheets or line with parchment or a silpat mat.
Mix the ground chia seeds and the warm water in a small dish and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flours, sea salt, baking powder. In another bowl, beat together the oil, margarine, sugars, vanilla, stevia and chia mixture. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, and add in the chocolate chips. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Roll into balls, about 1.5 inches in diameter and place on cookie sheet (should make about 28-30). Gently press down to flatten (to about 1/2 inch thick). Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Store in an airtight container. They should last for 5-7 days, but chances are they will get gobbled up before then!

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