I know, I know…chocolate chip cookies aren’t healthy. But this recipe is the healthiest I’ve seen yet. Mary Faye (my homeopathist) gives us the lowdown on how to make delicious cookies that still have nutritional value.
Seriously. If you are going to go the sugar route then it is a good idea to at least have some ingredients that will offer value to your body.
For instance: SUCANAT: For a less-processed alternative with small amounts of nutrients in it as well, look for sucanat, which is simply dehydrated sugar cane juice. Sucanat (an abbreviation for sugar-cane-natural) has a stronger molasses flavor than refined white sugar and retains all of the nutrients found in natural sugar cane juice, including iron, calcium, vitamin B6 and potassium. FROM HEALTH/TIME
COCONUT OIL: Conjugated linoleic acids which help you burn belly fat (with a cookie…go figure). You still need to eat in moderation!
GREY SEA SALT: Adds minerals and isn’t as sharp as regular sea salt
AMARANTH FLOUR: High in protein
You definitely need to indulge in moderation though, and be careful these cookies are delish and you will want to eat more than one! Enjoy the video and let me know what you think. Did you find these cookies soft, yummy, and delicious?
- 1-1/2 cups of Sucranat (raw organic sugar)
- ½ cup of coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp grey sea salt
- 1-1/2 tsp of vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ cup amaranth flour
- 1- ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 4 tsp of hot water
- 1 bag of 60% cocoa chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- preheat oven to 375 degrees
- In a large mixing bowl add sucranut and coconut oil and blend
- Add to bowl eggs, salt, and vanilla and mix
- Add to bowl amaranth flour, pastry flour, water, baking soda, and chocolate chips, mix together.
- Roll dough into balls (as big as you want the cookies to be) and place on greased cookie sheet.
- Cook for 10-12 minutes making sure cookies are slightly under cooked so they stay soft.
- Enjoy! (in moderation of course)