Sunday, January 4, 2015

Easy to be Green Chocolate Chip Cookies #SundaySupper

Like I alluded to yesterday, I don't believe in "good" and "bad" foods, detox diets or "quick fixes" for this life we all have. I value flavour and nutrition in tandem - and while it sounds impossible some times, I tell you it's a delicious learning curve! How else would we have discovered the decadence of
Nutella Stuffed Black Bean and Banana Cookies, Very Red Velvet Brownies or these Fudge Brownies?

Today for #SundaySupper, I decided to make one of the staffer's favourite cookies. Not only are they deliciously rich, moist and chewy, but they have no oil or butter in the dough. Instead, the creaminess of a ripe, buttery avocado adds all the good fat you'd want, without any off-putting flavours at all. If anything, the avocado lends an almost "browned butter" type of nuttiness that's only improved upon with the whole grain flours! For extra "oomph", I tossed in a scoop of protein powder (left over from my stepbrother's pre-wedding training kick last year), and kept the sugar down with xylitol.

Easy (to be Green) Chocolate Chip Cookies

While I wouldn't say they're "health food", I will say they're mighty tasty - and perhaps slightly better for you than the storebought Mr. ________ or Mrs. _________.

Lets see what other healthier options are on the menu tonight!

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Easy to be Green Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes ~45
2 ripe avocados, peeled
1 egg
½ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
⅓ cup xylitol
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oat flour
1 tbsp Homemade Egg Replacer powder
¼ cup vanilla flavoured whey or soy protein powder (or skim milk powder)
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
1 ½ cups miniature chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Mash together avocado, egg, sugars, xylitol and vanilla.
  3. Add flours, egg replacer, protein powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt and mix in well.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop onto the cookie sheet
  6. Bake for 12 minutes. Cool on the sheets.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 82.6
Total Fat: 3.3 g
Cholesterol: 5.3 mg
Sodium: 5.9 mg
Total Carbs: 13.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
Protein: 1.6 g