Is it possible to make healthy chocolate chip cookies? Sure it is. Of course, there is nothing like a genuine, moist chocolate chip cookie full of butter and gooey with dark chocolate chips, but a healthier version of this can definitely be attained. There are a number of recipes with different variations that will make several different styles of cookie. Most of these healthy versions use whole-wheat flour or a combination of whole-wheat flour and rolled oats. To make them even healthier you can use artificial sugar blends instead of white and brown sugar. This recipe for healthy chocolate chip cookies is not only lower in fat and calories but tastes good, too. There is no point in eating a cookie if it doesn’t taste good.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients
*The oatmeal adds fiber and decreases the guilt factor.
*If you use dark chocolate chips the taste is richer and many brands make their chips larger. You can use less than cup chips and still get plenty of chocolaty taste.
Before beginning preheats the oven to 350 degrees and sprays cooking spray onto cookie sheets.
1. Place the oats in a blender and grind till they are powdery. Pour this into a bowl.
2. Add the whole-wheat flour, salt, and baking soda to the bowl and stir.
3. Use your mixer to beat the butter till it becomes light and fluffy.
4. Add the canola oil, both sugars, the egg, and the vanilla to the butter and beat again till the mixture is creamy.
5. With the mixer set on a slow speed, gradually add the dry ingredients.
6. When the dough is soft and well mixed, stir in the chocolate chips.
7. Place heaping teaspoons of dough onto the cookie sheets.
8. Bake one sheet of cookies at a time. Since all ovens can vary, baking may take10 to 15 minutes. Watch for the edges to get brown.
9. Allow the cookies to cool
You know what to do next.
Variations and Tips
In a normal chocolate chip cookie recipe, the amount of butter used is usually 1 cup with no canola oil. This recipe for healthy chocolate chip cookies cuts that in half and then replaces half of the butter with canola oil to make these cookies even healthier for your heart. You can also replace half of the butter with 1/4 cup of applesauce instead of canola oil. Either way, the cookies will be just as moist and still have some of that wonderful buttery taste.
If you want to cut down on the sugar, use the same amounts of artificial sugar like sucralose instead. You can get it in both white and brown sugar blends.
If you use both of these healthy variations, no one can say no to these healthy chocolate chip cookies on the grounds that cookies are bad for you.