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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

12 big cookies

There are vegan chocolate chip cookies in the health food store that contain almost 500 calories each. It is pretty dangerous to eat cookies like that if you want to lose weight. We created this easy recipe for healthy chocolate chip cookies. Each big cookie contains 163 calories, and is only 13% fat. And they are delicious!

healthy chocolate chip cookies

7 oz white whole wheat flour
2 oz cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

8 oz unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
6 oz dates, pitted and quartered
12 oz banana chunks

2 oz vegan chocolate chips

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Into a medium straight-sided bowl, sift white whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add back any bran that the sifter removes. We are making low fat, high fiber, 100% whole wheat chocolate chip cookies. Stir the sifted ingredients thoroughly to mix.

Put applesauce and vanilla in a large straight-sided bowl.

In a food processor, mix dates and bananas into a smooth paste. Stop to scrape the sides and lid at least once. Add to the bowl of applesauce and vanilla and stir together well.

Stir dry ingredients into wet. Do not overmix. Fold in vegan chocolate chips.

Spoon batter onto baking sheets into 3 oz patties, flattening each slightly. The batter will be very sticky. Put 6 cookies on each sheet.

Bake for 8 minutes. Move bottom baking sheet to top shelf of oven, and vice versa. Bake for 8 more minutes.

Allow cookies to rest on the parchment paper for a few minutes, to relax their grip on the paper. Then carefully remove them with a spatula. Cool on a cooling rack.

Comments: These are amazingly good date, applesauce, and banana chocolate chip cookies. You can hardly taste the fruit in them. Feel free to substitute carob powder and/or carob chips for the chocolate.

Make these cookies smaller if you prefer. If you use 2 oz of batter for each cookie, the recipe yields 18 cookies at 109 calories each.

The cookies freeze well. Cool completely, then wrap individually in plastic wrap. Freeze in a covered container.

If you don't have any vegan chocolate chips, you can use 2 oz chopped nuts or dried cherries instead.

Yield = 12 big cookies   1 cookie = 2.75 oz    Calorie density = 59 calories/oz

Calories per serving: 163     Fat: 2.5 g (13%)     Protein: 4 g     CHO: 37 g

All of our recipes are written by weight. If you don't know how to measure food with a kitchen scale, please read these instructions before you start to measure any ingredients!

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