If I had to pick one food that I could eat for the rest of my life, I think I would have to pick chocolate chip cookies. Unfortunately, the traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe is not exactly vegan-friendly or very healthy either.. For awhile now I have been trying to find the perfect recipe for a chocolate chip cookie that is vegan, free of refined sugar and unhealthy ingredients, and most important of all- still delicious. I messed around with several different recipes, using a variety of different sweeteners, and I think that I have finally found the one I love.
I know the title makes them sound totally unappealing LOL… but I promise, they turned out delicious!
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a food processor and blend until it looks like cookie dough.
- Add chocolate chips.
- Shape into balls (I made mine really small, about 1/2 inch in diameter) and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
If you make them into about the same size as I did, you will have about 30 cookies. I know that some people like knowing calories, so I decided to calculate the calories incase anyone is interested. The whole batch is about 1,270 calories (you may not want to eat the whole thing all at once, but hey I’m not here to tell you how to live your life;), and when you split that by 30 small cookies, it comes out to about 42 calories each. I’m not big into counting calories, but I figured since it’s a recipe it’s good information to include!
Let me know if you try these out! I made them twice last week because I just really love chocolate chip cookies that much. Of course it’s also awesome that they are super healthy too. Overall it’s a perfect healthy, guilt free snack whenever I have a craving for sweets!