Cookies for your health?

Alright, so yesterday i posted my SuperFoodz Friday post on chocolate and how this suprising food is extremely good for you. But the thing is, i never posted a recipe. We can’t have that, now can we?

So yesterday i went through my cupboard and was debating on doing chocolate chip cookies. They are widely loved and pretty easy to make somewhat healthier. But i noticed that i was all out of chocolate chips! GRRR!

But then after some more searching, i found a thing of cocoa powder. I had written something about this wonderful form of chocolate in my post, so this was perfect. So after experimenting with the stuff for optimal taste and health, here is my recipe for Chocolate Oatmeal Brownie cookies!!!

Chocolate Oatmeal Brownie Cookies:

Bake time:

14min.

Makes:

12 cookies (2 inches in diameter)

Ingredients:

2 c. whole wheat flour

1c. rolled oats

Ener-G egg replacer (for 2 eggs)

2 tsp Baking soda

2 tsp Cocoa powder

3/4 c. sugar

1 c. apple sauce

1/2 c. margarine (i used an Earth balance and coconut oil mix)

2. pinches of salt.

1 c. raisins (optional, but strongly recommended for an awesome texture)

-Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and oil a cookie sheet.

-In a large bowl, mix together your oils, sugar, egg replacer, and apple sauce. Mix it incredibly well, until it almost looks like the texture of caramel.

-Sift in your flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt. Once everything is well sifter, there may be large parts still in your sifter. Throw those into the batter.

-Mix everything until it it well combined and is beginning to look like a dough. The mix your rolled oats. You may need to use your hands to incorporate them in, but that the fun part! The dough may not hold together as well as cookie dough, but bare with me. Add a splash of water if it is just crumbly and not like a dough. Then fold in your raisins.

-Roll small dough balls that are about the size of a ping-pong ball, and set them on your pan, giving them enough room to spread. then gently flatten them with the palm of your hand or the bottom of a measuring cup.

-Put the pan into the oven and let it bake for 14 min. Then let them sit on the pan for two more minutes after you have taken them out before putting them on the cooling rack.

These cookies taste kind of like brownies, but have that nice oat texture and ingredients your body won’t hate you for. I love it and practically ate half of them within the hour. But even though they have sugar and oil, they are still a lot healthier than your usual cookie so i didn’t feel to guilty.

So anyway, i hope you all enjoy them! And i will try to come up with something healthier Monday to kind of balance out the sugar in them.

Cookie Health Freax Unite!!!

-Andrew “VegMuffinMan” Morrison-

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About healthfreax

Being a relatively new vegan, i am always on the search for new skills, foods, and adventures. So join me on the journey through life as we find new ways to make simple, healthy ingredients taste amazing! I'm a teenager, vegan, and loving it!
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3 Responses to Cookies for your health?

  1. They sound yummy! 🙂 How much cocoa powder goes into them?

    • healthfreax says:

      I put two tablespoons in the batch. Thank you for asking. I’ll edit that.

    • healthfreax says:

      I feel honored to recieve a comment on you. Out of any vegan website (vegweb, ppk, opera singer in the kitchen, no meat athletes) you are my very favorite and i read your articles most every day. I even voted for you for best blog in the veggie awards 2010. Good luck. And thank you for taking the time to view my blog. Hope to hear more from you ^_^.

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