These cookies were a BIG (delicious) MISTAKE.
I made them by accident!
There. Now you know my secret!
Before I post a finished recipe on this blog, I typically go through a few unsuccessful cooking attempts and trial runs in the kitchen (a big thanks to the boyfriend for testing out some of the best and worst recipes ever created!). This is large in part because I like to keep the fat and sugar content down as much as I can without sacrificing taste. Plus, since all of my recipes are made from scratch and I tend to come up with many of them off the top of my head, a lot of recipe tweaking needs to happen first in order to get the consistency just right (and if you’ve done some vegan baking before, you know it can be especially tricky to get vegan dough and batter to rise correctly).
These healthy Chocolate-Coconut Truffle Cookies were one of those times when the un-tweaked recipe actually turned out BETTER than the one I was going for.
Originally, I set out to create a single-serving microwave chocolate cake (inspired by my One-Minute Chocolate Maple Banana Cake), but when the batter turned out to resemble cookie dough instead of cake batter, I decided to go with it.
Thank GOODNESS I did
Or I wouldn’t have ended up with these little gems!
I swear, they’re just like brownie bites…but BETTER–and, they’re a fabulous dessert to bring to a cookout or summer party. I guarantee no one will EVER be able to guess they are VEGAN (or HEALTHY for that matter!).
- 1/2 cup whole grain flour (spelt, whole wheat, oat etc…)
- 3 packets stevia
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons all-natural cocoa powder
- Optional: 2 tablespoons all-natural non-dairy chocolate chips (omit if you want these to be sugar-free)
- 2 tablespoons all-natural apple sauce
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of almond milk (or another non-dairy milk– soy, coconut etc…)
- 2 teaspoons unrefined coconut oil
- Preheat the oven to 340º.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and set aside.
- Melt the coconut oil in a bowl and add in the rest of the wet ingredients.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix just until smooth (do not over-mix).
- Spoon heaping teaspoons onto a cookie sheet sprayed with all-natural non-stick spray.
- Bake for 10 minutes (they may look a little underdone, but this is okay).
Of course, I would definitely suggest bringing these along to your Memorial Day party.
But, if you want to “accidentally” keep the whole tray for yourself…I promise I won’t tell