How can a chocolate chip cookie contain no sugar?
Actually, scratch that, I know how a cookie can contain no sugar. You simply leave the sugar out. The real question is, How can a chocolate chip cookie contain no sugar and still taste good? I bet that's the thing you're having trouble figuring out.
I'm just gonna go ahead and stop all your troubling. It is possible.
And I did it.
I made chocolate chip cookies that not only taste great, but also have absolutely no sugar added to them at all. Not one little grain. And guess what? There's no honey either. Or maple syrup. Or molasses. Or stevia. Or probably any other usual sweetener you can think of.
So how'd I do it?
Those insanely sweet fruits are my new best friend. All you have to do is soak them in water at least overnight, blend them a bit until they turn into a thick paste, and BAM, awesome all natural sweetener. Pretty cool, huh?
It's even cooler when you use it to make amazing chocolate chip cookies.
Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
(makes 7-10 small cookies)
- 1/3 cup + 1/4 cup rolled oats
- pinch salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp date paste*
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup chocolate chips (depending on how much chocolate you want)
In a coffee grinder or food processor grind oats down into a fine flour (if you have oat flour, you can use that too without grinding). Then, combine newly made flour with all other dry ingredients (not chocolate chips) in a medium sized bowl. Mix well. Stir in wet ingredients (including date paste) until everything is smooth and no clumps remain. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Form dough into small balls on a sprayed cookie sheet. They won't be the prettiest cookies in the world, but that's o.k. Bake cookies for 5-8 minutes, or until they dough no longer seems raw, but cookies are still chewy (they may look a but underdone at first). Let cookies cool before removing from cookie sheet and serving.
*To make date paste, fill a jar with as many dates as possible, fill any remaining space with water, and let soak at least overnight. Then, blend the dates in a blender or food processor until they become a thick paste.
Please do yourself a favor and throw any doubts you have about these cookie out the nearest window.
Just make them. That's all I have to say. Well, that, and make them now.
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