There are two big challenges that many people face when wanting to go whole food plant based. It’s usually, “I can’t give up cheese” and “I have major chocolate cravings.” Well, for today’s WFPB recipe – Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, I’ll at least be able to help you with the chocolate challenge!
Dark Chocolate Is Actually HEALTHY for You
The truth is that chocolate isn’t bad for you! It’s actually very healthy with lots of antioxidants, flavonoids, and guess what….fiber!
The problem is what we ADD to the chocolate. Milk, sugar, oil, butter…..
Those are the unhealthy ingredients that take a ride along with the chocolate.
But just plain old vegan, dark chocolate can satisfy that craving without sacrificing your health or waistline.
Where to Find Vegan Dark Chocolate Chips
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I can usually find vegan dark chocolate chips at most stores these days – even Walmart & Target!
So, you want to look for dark chocolate that is dairy free and around 70% cocoa or higher. You also want to have low sugar added. Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels are a good brand that is 69% cocoa and all their products are vegan and allergy-friendly.
There are other brands on the market as well, so you just have to read the label. You want to make sure the cocoa is high and there isn’t any milk added and not too much sugar. FYI – cocoa butter is not dairy butter. It’s the fat from the cocoa bean, so if you see that on the label it’s still vegan.
When choosing cocoa powder, you also want to choose one that is unsweetened.
These Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are Oil Free & Refined Sugar Free
As for the oil or butter in a regular cookie recipe, that has been swapped out and I like to use unsweetened applesauce in its place. Works like a charm every time and it’s just a simple 1:1 ratio swap.
These vegan double chocolate chip cookies are also refined sugar free and you have some choices on what you use to lightly sweeten them. I use half coconut sugar and half date paste. But you can also use all date paste or all coconut sugar.
I hope you enjoy this super simple recipe that’s done in less than 30 minutes!
More Whole Food Plant Based Chocolate Recipes you might like:
- 5 Minute Chocolate Hummus
- Healthy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Double Chocolate Chip Waffles
- Instant Pot Vegan Chocolate Chip Cake w/ Mint Chocolate Icing
- Chocolate Hazelnut Nice Cream
- Chocolate Cherry Cookies
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Vegan Double Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (WFPB, Oil Free, Refined Sugar Free)
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar or more date paste
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup date paste or more coconut sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/2 cup unsweetened plant milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups vegan dark chocolate chips around 70% cocoa; I use Enjoy Life
- Preheat an oven to 350º F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Mix together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl (whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, & coconut sugar).
- Add the date paste, apple sauce, plant milk, & vanilla extract. Mix well with a spoon until batter is fully combined.
- Fold in dark chocolate chips.
- Drop heaping tablespoon balls of dough on the baking sheet. Wet your fingers slightly and then flatten each on into a cookie shape. (They won't naturally flatten out while cooking because they don't contain oil or butter)
- Bake for 15 minutes then let cool for 5-10 minutes.
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