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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies that can be made Mediterranean Diet Friendly as well. Options for keto, low carb, or sugar free too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Search Result: best, chocolate chip, cookies, Mediterranean Diet, paleo, Sugar Free, vegan
Servings: 36
Servings: 1g
Author: Food, Wine, and Love

Ingredients

  • All Purpose Flour– 2 ½ cups. Alternatives for flour include vegan and low carb all purpose flour. I suggest sticking to one that does not need a binder such as Carbalose, unless you know how to use a binder in your batter.
  • Baking Soda-1 teaspoon check the label to assure that it is vegan.
  • Baking Powder– ½ teaspoon (check the label to assure that it is vegan).
  • Vegan Butter Alternative– 1 cup equivalent to butter use 1:1 equivalent for best results. Mediterranean diet followers need to stick to plant based fats in baking. Options for butter alternatives that could work in this recipe include nut butters 1 cup, olive oil ¾ cup but, will affect taste slightly, mashed bananas 1 cup, or unsweetened apple sauce (replace only half of the fat 1:1 with applesauce).
  • Vegan Sugar– 1 ½ cups total. You can use 1 cup white sugarand ½ cup vegan brown sugar. Sugar alternatives should be granular sugar alternative that measure 1:1 with sugar.
  • Vanilla Extract-1 teaspoon.
  • Vegan egg alternative – equivalent to 1 egg. Non vegan can use a real egg.
  • Vegan Chocolate Chips – 1 ten to 12 ounce bag. You can find sugar free chocolate chips that are vegan here.
  • Optional- chopped nuts– ½ to 1 cup or as desired. Salt- 1 teaspoon is also optional.

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350. Prep your cookie sheets with Parchment Paper .
  • In a medium mixing bowl use a fork or whisk to mix together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. If you are adding optional salt, add it here as well.
  • Next, in a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter alternative with the sugar alternative. Depending on the alternatives that you are using this may or may not turn out exactly like it would if you were using real sugar and real sugar.
  • For the next step we will add the dry ingredients from the first bowl to the ingredients in the large mixing bowl (creamed ingredients). Do this by adding half of the dry ingredients at a time, gently stirring between additions. That belnd in the vanilla extract and the egg alternative.
  • Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips and optional nuts.
  • Bake for 8-10 or until your cookies begin to brown. If you are using sugar alternatives and your cookies seem to be baking too quickly, feel free to bump down the temperature to 325 as needed.

Recipe Notes

As mentioned earlier, you can make this recipe sugar free keto, vegan and low carb friendly by using sugar free chocolate chips that are vegan, that is, have no added dairy such as milk (Lily’s for example). Also, you can keep this recipe keto and sugar free by using a granular sugar alternative that measures 1:1 with sugar. As far as vegan and low carb all purpose flour goes, I suggest sticking to one that does not need a binder,such as Carbalose,

I also mentioned that this recipe can be made friendly to the Mediterranean diet as well.

Mediterranean diet followers need to stick to plant based fats in baking. Options for butter alternatives that could work in this recipe include nut butters, olive oil (use less than you would butter), mashed bananas (1:1), or unsweetened apple sauce (replace only half of the fat 1:1 with applesauce).
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 7g
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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