Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Healthy Cookies

Annika LOVES helping me bake cookies but now with my new attitude towards eating things that are healthier I was having a hard time allowing her to make them every single weekend. Trust me, if she had a choice she'd make cookies every single day!

I looked on Google for "healthy chocolate chip recipes" and this was one of the first I found. I changed it a little bit so here's what I did:



•3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
•1/2 stick butter (I used unsalted)
•3/4 cup raw honey (I forgot to buy raw honey so I used regular and it worked fine)
•2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
•1 egg
•1 egg white


•1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
•1 cup whole grain rolled oats (I cut it to 1/2 a cup because Annika doesn't always like oats)
•1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
•1/4 tsp. cinnamon
•1 tsp. baking soda
•1 tsp. fine sea salt

•12 oz. package of Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

First stir all wet ingredients together. The original recipe says to do it with a spoon but I had to use my mixer for a minute to blend the butter right (which I softened in the microwave for a few seconds).

Then combine all dry ingredients. Then stir everything together with a spoon. The mix won't be as "dough-like" as normal cookies. It's a bit thinner.

Place small spoonfuls on baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. 12 minutes made them just perfect!

They were a bit mushy when they were fresh out of the oven so I transferred them to cool on a mat and afterwards they were perfect. Annika loved them too! I'm so glad because these were tasty even without any sugar!

And I had never even heard of Ghirardelli chocolate chips before, OMG, never buying anything else again. They are soooo good!!


  1. I am going to write this recipe down! Thanks! Alex doesn't like sweets... yet, but this will be a good alternative for all of us! And Annika is getting so big... she looks like a little girl all of a sudden! Love her ponytail!

  2. That looks good; you could also check out the recipes by Jessica Seinfeld that incorporate vegetables. She has one for spinach brownies, even!

  3. Definitely trying that recipe! Sounds so yummy!