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Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Featured on Nancy’s Kitchen Episode 2: Desert series

How to make gluten-free vegan chocolate chip cookies 

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats (Reduces Chol.+ good source of fiber)
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed (omega 3 + source of fiber)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (helps with blood sugar management)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted (antiviral + antimicrobial +  heart healthy fat)
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3- 1⁄2 cup maple syrup (loaded with minerals)
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • 1/3 – 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts (soak overnight) (Omega 3 & 6 + source of protein & fiber)
  • 1/3 – 1⁄2 cup dark chocolate chips or cocoa nibs

Instructions:

Preheat oven at 325C

Step 1: Grind oats into flour and combine all the dry ingredients.

Step 2: Combine all the wet ingredients

Step 3: Gradually add the dry and wet ingredients, chopped nuts and dark chocolate/ cocoa nibs.

Step 4: Bake at 325C on a baking sheet between 18-25 minutes. Monitor cookies to avoid over baking.

Serve with Herbal tea or almond milk.

Save some money and make your own energy balls

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Easy Breezy Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Easy Breezy Vegan Chocolate Mousse

How to make this vegan chocolate mousse

Ingredients:

  • 5 ripe avocados (heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids)
  • 1/2 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder (antioxidant)
  • 1/3 cup ground flax seeds (great source of fiber + omega-3)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (over 50 antioxidants) or agave syrup
  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk (dairy-free)
  • 1 -2 cup strawberries or raspberries (source of vitamin C = beautiful skin)

Directions:

With a hand blender, blend the avocados, cocoa, flax seeds, coconut milk and syrup together. Garnish with berries/banana slices and indulge.

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Serving size: 4-6

Watch how to make this chocolate mousse and learn more about nutrition