I like cookies! They are the perfect treat, delicious and portable. The problem I was running into was that I was really trying to stick to a Whole Foods diet. Also, I find that even though I love cookies; ones made with white flour and sugar don’t always sit so well in my belly. It looked liked my cookie days were numbered until I came across this Superfood Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on The Whole Food Plant-based Cooking show’s channel on YouTube.
I was inspired by that recipe when I came up with this one:
Healthy Chocolate Chip Coconut Walnut Cookies
1 cup Glutenfree Oats (ground into flour)
1 cup Walnuts (ground or chopped very fine- think bread crumbs, as opposed to flour)
Half cup Flaxseed (ground)
Half Cup Chocolate Chips (You can use vegan chips for fully vegan cookies. Use stevia sweetened chips if you want to avoid processed sugar altogether.)
Half Cup unsweetened Coconut Shreds or Flakes
Half cup Peanut butter
5 pitted Dates
Half Cup Soy or Nut Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Ripe Banana
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Combine the oats, ground flaxseed and walnuts in a large bowl and set aside. Whirl up all the wet ingredients in a blender or food processor and then combine with the dry ingredients. Fold in your chocolate chips and coconut flakes.
These cookies do not spread when you bake them because there is no baking powder in them. So, whatever they look like when they hit the pan is what they will look like when they are done. Sometimes, I just drop spoonfuls and flatten them with the backside of the spoon. I also like to wet my hands with a little water and make balls. Then I flatten them with the palm of my hand for a smoother cookie. Depends on my mood!
Put the pans in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. Watch them. They brown up quickly. Mine are usually done in 10. Yours might be closer to 20, depending on your oven. Let cool and enjoy.
I usually get 18-20 decent sized cookies out of this recipe.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Let me know what you think or ask any questions by leaving a comment.