I was doing some experimenting with a chocolate chip cookie recipe and came up with some delicious butterless, eggless chocolate chip whole white wheat cookies. I didn’t have regular 100% whole wheat flour, but I’m sure it would turn out similar with any healthy flour of the sort. I also didn’t have brown sugar, so I’m going to write exactly what I did, but I suggest doing half brown, have regular like normal.
I basically took your traditional ole chocolate chip cookie recipe and replaced a few items for healthier ingredients. Here it is!
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 ripe avocado (replaces butter)
- 1/2 squeezed lemon juice (keep avocado from browning)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (also replaces butter)
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar (I suggest 3/4 brown and 3/4 granulated. I’d even cut out about 1/2 cup of total sugar)
- 3 large spoonfuls of applesauce (replaces egg)
- 2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet and/or milk chocolate chips
Step 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, blend flour, baking soda, and salt.
Step 2. In a separate large bowl, combine the avocado with both sugars; mash the avocado until well blended. A few very small chunks is okay. Add vanilla and apple sauce until well mixed.
Step 3. Add flour mixture; mix until well combined, then stir in the chocolate chips.
Step 4. Grease a cookie sheet and drop spoonful-sized balls of dough onto the sheet. Make them slightly flattened, because these cookies aren’t going to spread much.
Step 5. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center, 12-20 minutes. I flattened the cookies a bit with a spatula to make them less ball-like.
Step 6. Remove from oven, cool, and enjoy!
Remember to go easy on the servings! I calculated these to only be about 122 calories per cookie if you were to make 35 cookies from the batch. These are perfect for a sweet craving. But if you’re anything like me, you may have a hard time saying “no” to seconds and thirds! Hey, at least they’re healthy…er.
You can tell in the taste that they are healthier from the whole wheat and slightly crunchier texture, but they are still great & enjoyable. Feel free to give it a try, make your own tweaks, and tell me what you think in the comments below!