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 bindersuch as Carbalose, unless you know how to use a binder in your batter.
Baking Soda-1 teaspooncheck 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 butteruse 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.
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.
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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