Healthyish Chocolate Chip Cookies {Vegan}

So, before we even get started right now, let me air a grievance.

It drives me bonkers when I’m on Pinterest and pin after pin after pin is “Healthy Snickers Bars!” Healthy and clean have become buzzwords that–okay–what do they really mean???

Here’s the thing: if something is loaded with fat or sugar or white flour, even if you brand it as vegan or gluten free, that doesn’t make it healthy.

Healthyish Chocolate Chip Cookies

So this recipe? Healthyish.

Healthyish because: 

✅ Contains sprouted spelt flour. Sprouted flours are better for us than regular flour because they make the nutrients more available for us to absorb. Spelt is an ancient grain, a whole grain, and has high fibre and lots of protein.

✅ Contains low refined sugars. One of the things I like the best about this recipe is that it uses coconut sugar (which is much lower on the GI index than regular sugar and maple syrup to sweeten.

✅ Contains coconut oil. Coconut oil is a decent substitute when it comes to oils. It’s a better choice than, say, canola.

What I love about these chocolate chip cookies, though, is how tasty they are. The sprouted spelt flour keeps them soft and the dark chocolate rocks.

Sprouted Spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthyish Chocolate Chip Cookies {Vegan}

(adapted from One Degree Organics)

Ingredients

1 1/3 cup sprouted spelt flour (I get mine a Bulk Barn)
1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup plus 3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Method

  1. In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together (except the chocolate chips).
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients together.
  3. Pour the wet into the dry and mix, adding in the chocolate chips.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls (I use my cookie scoop) onto cookie sheets, and bake for about 9-12 minutes in a pre-heated 375 degree oven.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before removing to a wire rack.

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