Vegan cookies are a struggle to make for me. I am not vegan, but love using the least amount of ingredients possible, so leaving out some eggs in a recipe does just that. I was skeptical at first because these cookies took a million trys to get just right, but once I did, I might even say these are my best cookies yet!
They are crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, and crumble just the right amount. Even non health advocates approve! (If ever I want to please a crowd with my recipes I usually have my brother try them out because he is my harshest critic. (he went in for seconds!)
Okay, Okay...Lets get to the recipe and ingredients needed. Just 7 Simple ingredients here, (that includes the baking powder and soda!). I have my favorite brands but always can sub out for what brands work for you or what you have in the pantry.
Once the cookies are done cooking, make sure to let them cool for at least 30 minutes before transferring onto a cooling rack. Your kitchen will be smelling amazing, so this will be hard, but try and resist! (the cookies will fall a part if messed with right out of the oven.
After the cookies cool, then you can go ahead and drizzle your chocolate on top. Leave the cookies out for about an hour or so and the chocolate will harden.
1 1/2 cups of Bobs Red Mill Almond Flour (my fav brand)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup almond butter (creamy) + 1 tbsp (for melting in with your melted chocolate drizzle)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 eating evolved chocolate bar (1/2 bar chopped in chunks for inside the other half for melting on top)
Directions: (serves 10-12)
1.) Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (dont spray)
2.)combine all wet ingredients in a bowl, and then add your dry ingredients. (make sure you leave 1 tbsp of almond butter aside)
3.) fold in half the chocolate bar (after its chopped in chunks). can easily sub in chocolate chips of your choice here)
4.) take 1-2 tbsp of batter and roll into balls and place on a lined baking sheet (leave room between each one since they will expand).
5.) Bake for 15min. Then let cool for 30min before touching....DO NOT TOUCH before 30min!
6.) Transfer cookies onto a wire rack or another piece of parchment paper and drizzle with melted chocolate (just place tbsp of almond butter with your half chocolate bar in the microwave and heat up for 30 second intervals stirring in between) do not over microwave or chocolate will burn.:)
7.) drizzle on top of cookies with a spoon and let them sit out for an hour so chocolate hardens.
Make sure to save one or two for yourself, these will go fast!
If you make these please remember to tag me on instagram @stephi.paige so I can see your recreations! <3
Week night meals dont have to be fancy. Some of my favorite healthy go to meals are ones that are whipped up quickly in the kitchen and take less than 30 min to make (no chef skills required here).
After coming home from my 9-5pm job, I want my dinner ASAP, and dont want to spend time waiting for something to cook in the oven (always a FEED ME NOW mentality these days). Lots of frozen heat up dinners can be full of chemicals and yucky stuff that we dont want to be putting in our bodies, so this dish has the same quick turn around as a microwave heat up meal except the ingredients are CLEAN and I feel nice and satisfied after eating it.
A couple of items that you might not have on hand but can be found on Amazon, or most grocery stores is the Palmini Pasta, and the Siete Foods queso. You could easily sub in any zoodle of your liking and/or buy any cheesy substitute to melt on top. (Lets try to keep it healthy folks, non-kraft here!)
Additionally I like to buy the Trader Joes chicken sausages to throw on top as my source of protein. The ingredients are super clean and they are already cooked! Just slice them up and throw right into the pan!
If you are Vegan, or Vegetarian feel free to swap your protein of choice :). All you have to do is spray your pan with cooking spray, add in your veggies, protein, and pasta (rinse first) and add your queso/spices and cover and cook for 15min, or until hot! Literally, this blog post took longer to write!
If you make this recipe dont forget to tag me @stephi.paige I love to see your recreations and how these meals work out for you!
Serves 1 (because Im hungry, but this could easily serve two)
1 Can of Palmini Pasta (rinsed)
1 Cup of Broccoli
2 tbsp Siete cashew queso
1 Trader Joes Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Sausage
1 tbsp Nutrtional Yeast
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1.) Spray Saute Pan with Cooking Spray.
2.) Add in all ingredients above and cover and cook for 15min on med high heat
3.) Serve and Enjoy!
1 Serving: 247 calories: 17.1gC/8.6gF/24.9gP
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