Thursday, November 25, 2010

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Makeover

This could be my most favourite makeover yet! Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies?

I did some surfing and found a great recipe here. I reduced the amount of sugar and chocolate chips, replaced the butter with applesauce, omitted the coconut and vanilla (I didn't have, but I am sure they would be fantastic with them) and came out with a beautifully moist and delicious cookie. This one is a keeper and sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Here is the skinny:

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Makes 30 cookies)

3/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup ground flax
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray cookie sheets with oil or use a silicone pad.

Mix together oats, flour, flax, wheat germ, baking soda and salt until combined. In a separate bowl, cream applesauce, butter and egg.

Pour half of the dry ingredients into the wet and stir just until flour is gone. Repeat with the rest of the dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips.

Drop by the teaspoon full on to cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information (Approx.)
74 Calories
12g Carbs
2g protein
2g fat
1.5g fibre

Stay Healthy,

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