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Chia Chocolate Chip Cookies
We kind of have a chocolate chip cookie obsession in our house. I have my ‘famous’ cookie recipe that my oldest insists I make whenever he’s trying to impress a friend. It’s a traditional recipe complete with white flour and all the things that are ‘bad’ for the kids but we still break it out a few times a year because it’s just so darn good!
Today’s little miracle was born out of a Facebook post by a friend a few years ago – she posted this link to a recipe and in my every humble attempt to be a bit ‘healthier’ with my baking I thought I’d give it a go. I like ‘sneaky’ recipes where you can build in some goodness without it being noticed.
Anyway, on inspection of the cupboards, I quickly realized I didn’t have all the things I needed so I improvised and created this recipe instead!
These cookies have a more ‘cakey’ texture than my ‘Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies’ but they still got a thumbs up from the teenager – who didn’t notice they were a healthy version, until about an hour later when he had some chia seeds stuck in his teeth. Feel free to try variations to suit your needs (and what’s in your pantry). You could try coconut oil instead of butter for a dairy free option – I’ve had a reader message me and say she replaced all the flour with a gluten-free flour mix and it turned out great.
Chia is a good source of essential fatty acids which Pyrrole sufferers often need to supplement against deficiency. I know my kids love getting some extra nutrition in the form of a cookie! Want even more info on the goodness of Chia? Check out this post from Health Ambition.
So give it a go they are yummy and the kids can’t be too sneaky with them – the chia seeds stuck in their teeth are a dead giveaway!