Finally! I found a chocolate chip cookie recipe that works within the nutritarian lifestyle... mostly -- the chocolate chips aren't perfect, but they're better than most. I found this recipe on the back of a bag of Sunspire Grain-Sweetened Chocolate Chips, but it called for using honey and molasses as sweeteners. I replaced those with date sugar, which is simply dehydrated, ground-up dates. I also replaced the oil with applesauce and reduced the amount of chocolate chips. These cookies are still delicious, though not super sweet.

1/2 cup unsweetened applesaucecookies.JPG
1/2 cup date sugar (or 1/2 cup honey for sweeter cookies -- though honey is nearly as bad as sugar)
Ener-G egg replacer equivalent of 2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup wheat germ
1/4 tsp ginger powder
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (I use Sunspire grain-sweetened chocolate chips)

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Combine the applesauce, vanilla, sugar and nuts.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients. (At this point, it's easier to mix with your hands.)
  4. Form balls with the dough and place them on a prepared cookie sheet. Press the balls flat, as they won't spread at all during cooking.
  5. Allow to cool, and enjoy!

Makes: About a dozen