Flaxseed Chocolate Cookies – Vegan

Flaxseed cookies final

About

A healthy, delectable homemade cookies with a wholesome ingredients such as whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed, sunflower spread and agave nectar as a sweetener.

These cookies can be enjoyed for breakfast or snack with a cuppa.

Health Benefits:

Flaxseeds are a popular traditional food and remedy and they contain an omega-3 fatty acid.

Omega-3 fats are important for maintaining the body’s health. Oily fish are a common source of some types of omega-3, but for non-fish eaters, alpha linolenic acid from vegetable oils, including flaxseed, are an alternative.

Yields-10-12 cookies
Preparation time-15 minutes
Baking time-10-12 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat flour-1 cup
  • Ground flaxseed- 2-3 tbsp
  • Cocoa powder-3 tbsp
  • Agave nectar-1/2 cup
  • Any spread of choice-1/4 cup (I used Asparagus spread)
  • Baking soda-1/2 tsp
  • Salt- a generous pinch
  • Vanilla extract-1 tsp
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips-1/3 cup
  • Milk of choice- 2-3 tbsp (or more for the dough)

Procedure:

  • Pre-heat the oven at 180 deg c. Line the baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Whisk the flour, ground flaxseed, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder in a bowl.
  • Beat agave nectar, spread in medium speed until fluffy, stir in vanilla essence.
  • Now add the flour mixture and beat just combined, scraping the bowl as needed.
  • Add milk little at a time until well combined and dough is formed.
  • Drop a heaping spoon of dough on to the prepared baking sheets pat and flatten a little or as desired thickness..
  • Bake until golden brown or for 10-12 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool 4-5 minutes on a baking sheets, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

Note:

  • Any sweetener of choice can be used instead of agave nectar
  • Milk can be replaced with single/double cream for rich taste.
  • I used sunflower spread instead and can use butter or any spread alternatively.

I am bringing this recipe to Annie’s VVLP#24

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on December 8, 2014, in Appetizers, Breakfast, Dessert, International, Vegan and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. I try to incorporate flax into my diet whenever I can, cookies make it just right 🙂 love the display!

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  2. Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.

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  3. Don’t you just love it when something that looks this decadent is actually good for you and delicious. Mission accomplished Chitra. Wonderful.

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  4. Yum and healthy wow

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  5. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  6. I jjst made them, dear Chitra but used wholewheat spelt flour here! So good!! xxx

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  7. Wooooow it’s Terrific

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  8. What a wonderful way to get your Omega 3’s! Way better than fish!:) Thanks for this healthy and yummy recipe, Chitra.

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  9. They look so pretty!

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