So, you are craving some chocolate, maybe even some chocolate cookies. But you want to keep it as healthy as possible! Here is my whole food/super food cookie recipe with different options and variations to really make this cookie your own!
Chocolate SuperFood Cookies – Dairy-Free
1 cup of whole wheat flour
½ t aluminum-free baking powder
½ t salt (preferably sea salt or Himalayan salt)
¼ cup of cacao (raw chocolate) powder
¼ cup of Amazing Grass Brand Chocolate Green SuperFood mix. (to try to make it yourself would be VERY difficult, you can go to http://www.amazinggrass.com/chocolate-green-superfood-ingredients.html for ingredients of the mix)
¾ cup of coconut oil (I use Wilderness Family Naturals Organic Virgin Centrifuge Coconut Oil)
¼ cup of coconut milk (I prefer to make this homemade from a Thai young coconut, but you can use the So Delicious brand or canned coconut milk if that is what is available to you)
1 cup of Turbinado sugar (raw sugar, or other healthy sugar, the less refined the better)
1 t vanilla extract (I prefer Madagascar Vanilla Extract)
2 organic free-range eggs (you can use substitute or alternatives to make this recipe fully vegan)
Optional – ¼ – ½ of flax seeds (depends on how much you want) (raw sunflower seeds would be great with this cookie too, or you could use both)
Optional – 1 cup of nuts (walnuts or pecans go great with this cookie, you can use both nuts and seeds in this cookie if you desire)
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cacao, and Amazing Grass SuperFood mix in a medium bowl.
Combine coconut oil, coconut milk, and sugar in mixer. Mix for 2 – 3 minutes. Add vanilla extract, and beat in eggs.
Gradually add dry mixture.
Stir in seeds and/or nuts.
Spoon dough on to a cookie sheet.
Bake for 12 – 15 minues.
Yields 2 dozen cookies.
NOTES: If you want chewier and moister cookies you can add more coconut oil and/or coconut milk, you can play with it if you want.
Use one of these options below instead of the whole wheat flour:
2 ½ cups blanched almond flour (Bob’s Red Mill almond flour does not work well)
¼ cup of rice flour
You can try other wheat flour substitutes as well, I like spelt (low gluten not gluten-free) and coconut flour too, but have not used them yet in a cookie recipe, with whichever alternative you use just be sure to use in proportion to yield 2 dozen cookies.
Sprouted Version coming soon!
More Notes about this recipe:
This recipe is a great basic healthy whole food cookie dough recipe. Don’t want chocolate cookies don’t add the cacao powder or the Amazing Grass Chocolate SuperFood Mix.
Instead add the Amazing Grass Green SuperFood mix that is unflavored, http://www.amazinggrass.com/superfood-ingredients.html, and turn the cookie into a chewy sugar cookie or a divine chocolate chip cookie if you have chocolate chips you like. You can use raw cacao nibs for chocolate chips too, to keep it a raw vegan superfood style cookie, though the baking obviously makes this cookie not raw! But to start with great quality whole food unprocessed ingredients is wonderfully nutritious.
You can also make this a great fruity cookie with cranberries, blueberries, or raisins.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and be adventurous and play with it, make it your own!
Leigh Anne DuChene, BS, Nutritionist