vegan chocolate chip cookies

vegan chocolate chip cookies

I love baking for people and I’m always looking for new recipes to try. But plant-based baking with only whole foods, i.e. healthy baking, can be tricky. Try typing “ oil free refined sugar free wheat free vegan cookies” into Google. It’s a bit much. Whichever recipe I find, I always end up tweaking it to make it actually healthy or fit my dietary requirements.

So here’s a chocolate chip cookie recipe I created, one I can actually stand behind. All made with whole foods, chewy and gooey, plus they’re:

  • vegan

  • wheat free

  • oil free

  • refined sugar free

 

Ingredients

  • 8 dried dates

  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp. flax meal + 2.5 tbsp. water)

  • 1 ½ ripe bananas

  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats or oat flour

  • ½ cup chocolate chips

  • ½ tsp. baking powder

  • ½ tsp. baking soda

  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven at 350°F.

  2. Prepare flax egg. Set aside and refrigerate.

  3. Boil 1 cup of water. Place the 8 dried dates in a bowl. Cover in boiling water. Set aside for 5 minutes.

  4. Place wet dates in food processor. Mix until it becomes a loose paste. Discard water.

  5. Smash bananas in a bowl.

  6. Combine date paste, flax egg, and bananas in a bowl.

  7. If you are using rolled oats, blend oats in food processor to create a flour.

  8. In a second bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add to wet mix.

  9. Add chocolate chips.

  10. Grease cookie sheet with coconut oil or use parchment paper.

  11. Scoop cookie dough and form cookies (approx. 1.5-2 tbsp. per cookie)

  12. Bake for 14-16 minutes.

Makes approx. 12 cookies

 

Enjoy! Xoxo

 

Sabrina Alberghi