I'm not about to reinvent chocolate chip cookies by any means, but a few ingredient substitutions here and there can certainly improve the nutritional profile!
- Butter --> Earth Balance
- All-purpose flour --> White whole wheat flour
- Egg --> Flax meal
- Milk chocolate chips --> Dark chocolate chips/bar
- Add oatmeal & nuts
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 18 cookies
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp white whole wheat flour (1 cup AP flour if you want them less dense)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance margarine
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 flax "egg" (1 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp water)
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (if desired)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Make your flax egg: Place flax meal in a small bowl, followed by the water. Whisk together using a fork. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
- Beat together butter, both sugars, and vanilla in a large bowl using a mixer. Add flax egg and beat to combine. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
- Stir in dark chocolate, oats, and nuts (if using). Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until golden-brown. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Information (per cookie, no nuts):
Calories: 215.5 kcal, Total carbohydrates: 24.0 gm, Fiber: 2.1 gm, Total fat: 14.2 gm, Protein: 1.4 gm