Hello Everyone! It is day 19 of cleansing, I’ll be done this Wednesday! I feel great and have learned some really great new recipes using different grains, new vinaigrettes, new salads, soups, protein boosters and I can say I’m a new tofu fan! I will definitely be using a lot of these new techniques well past the cleanse and try to keep it as healthy as I can throughout the year, and of course some indulgences along the way! This past weekend I was craving buttery, sweet homemade chocolate chip cookies. I knew if I could make the cleanse friendly pancakes then there was a way to make cookies. So no eggs, flour, butter or refined white sugar– all the great things in a normal cookie needed to be removed but still taste great, was going to be another challenge. I found a pretty good recipe using coconut oil, which I took as the butter substitute. I didn’t have coconut oil but I did have almond butter and thought this might be a good alternative and it worked out great! I used almond meal, oat flour , vegetable oil, pure maple syrup, flax seeds and dark chocolate chips. I like the combo of oat flour and almond meal but you could easily just use almond meal and no oat flour. These tasted so good! I only waited a minute or two for them to cool because I love the fresh out of the oven taste with the dark chips melting in my mouth! I dipped mine in almond milk. It’s the perfect guilt free dessert! Enjoy
Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (cleanse friendly)
1 1/2 cups Almond Meal
1/2 cup Oat Flour (alternatively you can skip the oat flour and do 2 cups of Almond meal)
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup coconut oil or vegetable oil
3 tablespoons almond butter
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons of flaxseed
1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
1. Whisk the dry ingredients in a bowl (flours, salt, baking soda)
2. Then using a wooden spoon stir in the oil, syrup, almond butter, flaxseed and vanilla. Fold in chocolate chips.
3. Using a small scooper drop rounds of dough onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Flattened dough with a fork or spoon.
4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Enjoy with Almond or soy milk!
Adapted from this site: Vegan Cookies