The Heart-Healthiest Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World

Vegetarian Times Issue: November 1, 2009 p.38

What started out as a way to incorporate heart-healthy foods into a dessert has turned into a sweet sensation. Readers continue to write in about how much they love this recipe from last February. It”s everything a chocolate chip cookie should be, only without all the butter, eggs, and white flour.

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Makes 30 cookies

  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 3 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 3.5-oz. bars bittersweet vegan chocolate, chopped, or 1 1/2 cups (12 oz.) vegan chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

2. Blend walnuts in food processor 30 seconds, or until ground into fine meal. Add oil, and blend 2 to 3 minutes more, or until mixture has consistency of natural peanut butter. Transfer to bowl.

3. Whisk together brown sugar and ı/2 cup water in saucepan, and bring to a boil. Pour brown sugar mixture over walnut butter, add vanilla extract, and stir until no lumps remain.

4. Whisk together oat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in separate bowl. Stir oat flour mixture into walnut mixture. Cool dough 10 minutes.

5. Fold oats, then chocolate chips into dough. Shape into 2-inch balls, and place on prepared baking sheets. Flatten cookies with bottom of drinking glass dipped in water. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown. Cool 3 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Per :

Calories 173
Protein 3g
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 3g
Carbs 21g
Choelsterol 0mg
Sodium 122mg
Fiber 2g
Sugar 12g

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