The Best Gluten-Free/Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Taste – By Robyn Chalmers
It’s been well over a year now that I’ve adopted a majorly gluten-free lifestyle since living with my man (a true-born Celiac). The initial adaptation proved a tough transition, but the positive impact it’s had on my life – invaluable. As a past sufferer of stomach pain and nausea due to a built up candida intolerance, changing the way I ate dramatically improved my health and energy levels.
As a self-proclaimed “foodie”, satisfaction, enjoyment, and indulgence has always topped my must-meet eat list amidst varying restrictions. What I’ve learned through my kitchen trials and tribulations, is that less really is more when it comes to conquering big taste as a lifestyle. Paying attention to the selection and preparation of the foods you eat, skipping out on artificial ingredients for pure and organic alternatives, and simplifying sauces/spices allows natural flavor to speak for itself.
Sweets are no exception, and I love that I can eat them guilt-free without the inevitable sugar crash. When your junk food is loaded with protein and complex carbs, they become more than just a quick-fix treat. While oatmeal raisin still remains my all time favorite (even people who don’t normally do gluten-free or vegan love them), chocolate chip will forever remain a classic please all.
2 3-oz vegan dark chocolate bars, cut up into chunks; set aside
In a bowl, whisk to combine and set aside:
1 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup GF millet flour
1/2 cup GF buckwheat flour
1/4 cup tapioca starch or potato starch (not potato flour!)
1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
In a separate large mixing bowl, beat till smooth:
1 1/4 cup organic light brown sugar
1/4 cup organic white cane sugar
3/4 cup light olive oil
1 tablespoon Ener-G Egg Replacer beaten with 1/4 cup warm water till frothy
2 tablespoons warm water
1 tablespoon bourbon vanilla extract
For the next steps, head over to the original post.
Bon appetite and happy baking!