Meatless Monday – L2 Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This #meatlessmonday recipe was inspired by the E2 Chocolate Chunk Cookies from the Engine 2 Diet. I changed a few things around and added a few ingredients (including my favorite ingredient- COFFEE!) and voila! Little (well, not so little really) puffy pillows of perfection! And as a bonus, they are under 100 calories each :)

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L2 Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients:

  • Heaping 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp ground Flaxmeal mixed with 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp Ener-G (egg replacer) mixed with 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond (or any non-dairy) milk
  • 1/4 cup coffee (cold or at room temperature)
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup PB2 (I used 1/4c regular PB2 and 1/4c chocolate PB2)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • a few dashes of sea salt
  • 1 cup non-dairy chocolate chips/chunks (I used 1/2 cup each- Enjoy Life mini chips and Enjoy Life chocolate chunks)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Combine all ingredients from the applesauce to the coffee in one bowl
  3. Combine ingredients from flour to salt in another bowl
  4. Slowly mix together the dry with the wet
  5. Add the chocolate chips, stir.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of batter (it will be a weird sticky goo but that’s okay!) onto parchment-lined cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Enjoy (with a fresh steaming cup of coffee :))

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Meatless Monday: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Happy Meatless Monday! A huge shout-out to the Vegan Gypsy for bringing my attention to this recipe by the amazing Isa Chandra Moskowitz. ¬†After a few minor alterations/modifications the result was sinful deliciousness! Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Ingredients: 1/4 … Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Best Ever Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I meant to post this yesterday, for Meatless Monday, but then I went back and forth with myself whether to post it at all. I don’t necessarily have an issue with posting dessert recipes, but I try to make them at least somewhat healthy. This recipe is nowhere near even resembling healthy. Each cookie is about 165 calories! But OMG are these cookies delicious! And hey, it’s the holidays ;)

Seriously though, you could easily get 2 dozen cookies out of this batter. I just choose to make monster-sized cookies and then hope to not eat as many. Not that that usually works, haha! These cookies are the reason I run!

Best Ever Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

This is 1 cookie, split into 2 :)

This is 1 cookie, split into 2 :)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life mini chips – Vegan)
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Going in the oven

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the flax and water (this makes a fake egg).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, brown sugar, baking soda and vanilla extract.
  4. Add in the flax “egg” and mix well.
  5. Add in the chocolate chips and combine well.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheets. I suggest not putting more than about 12 per sheet as they will definitely spread!
  7. Slightly press down with fork into criss-cross pattern (optional)
  8. Bake for 9-10 minutes.
  9. Try to let cool for at least 10 minutes or they will be really gooey (not that that’s a bad thing!)

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Coming out of the oven

Here’s the bad news:

You could easily get 2 dozen cookies out of this dough, so it wouldn't be quite as bad per cookie!

You could easily get 2 dozen cookies out of this dough, so it wouldn’t be quite as bad per cookie!

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Cocoa Nutty Dough Balls

Today’s recipe is a simple yet delicious (and mostly healthy) dessert. Also, since it only yields 10 balls, you could accidentally eat them all for about 1000 calories ;)

Cocoa Nutty Dough Balls

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Ingredients:

– 1/3c oat flour (you can grind up rolled oats)
– 1/3c ground pistachios
– 1/3c ground cocoa-roasted almonds
– 2 Tbsp Agave Nectar
– 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/4c chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life – vegan)

Mix everything together, form into balls, and pop in the fridge for at least a couple hours. If you make 10 balls, they are 100 calories each:
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Today’s run was a steady 3+ miles and I made it through with no GI issues! I like steady runs because I can just set the treadmill (6mph) and zone out.
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And lastly is today’s food log:
B: bagel w/veggie cream cheese
L: Lime Tahini Quinoa salad
S: Tex Mex rice and beans w/salsa and guacamole
D: Caribbean black bean wrap (subbed hummus for guac and only used 1/4 cup beans)
I, of course, also had my usual over-abundance of coffee and not enough water. Oh, and I’m back down to 117 this morning!!
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