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Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

Its nearly the end of January and Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so I wanted to create a really delicious recipe you can share with your loved ones or potentially give as a gift (as you can see I’m being much more prepared for this then my Christmas recipes)! I may not be a typical Valentine’s recipe but I think the dark chocolate and rose petals make it extra special.

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

This recipe is very rich and indulgent, so probably not something you want to be eating everyday but its great as a treat! I know that is probably very obvious to you but I feel like I need to make them clear when I post recipes like this on a blog which focuses on healthy whole plant-based foods most of the time.

I chose to use coconut sugar in this recipe because its what I had and I like the taste but feel free to use brown sugar as a substitute! Coconut sugar pretty similar to regular sugar but its slightly lower in fructose and contains tiny amounts of fibre and nutrients so it could be argued it is very slightly healthier then sugar but it is not a health food! You should be trying to fibre and nutrients from fruit, veg, grains and legumes not sugar.

Sorry for rambling on about sugar but what I want you to take from this is that sugar is not something to be feared! Yes we should be trying to eat less added sugar but that doesn’t mean we have to cut it out completely. So enjoy your sweet treats whether they are made with coconut sugar, normal sugar or any sweetener in moderation! A healthy and balanced diet should include all types of food so that you don’t feel restricted!

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies
 
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Vegan, Gluten-Free Option, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar Free
Serves: 10 cookies
Ingredients
  • 5g (1 Tbsp) Flax seed
  • 45ml (3 Tbsp) Water
  • 90g (1 cup) Oats (use gluten free if required)
  • 40g (1/2 Cup) Coconut Oil
  • 100g (1/2 Cup) Coconut Sugar
  • 60g (1/2 Cup) Cacao or Cocoa Powder
  • A dash (1/4 tsp) Vanilla Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 180g (1 Cups) Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Optional
  • Rose Petals
  • Melted dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place the flax seed and water in a bowl and mixture to combine.
  3. Leave for around 5 minutes so it starts to soak up the water.
  4. Meanwhile place the oats in a food processor and blend until a fine flour is formed and set aside.
  5. Place the coconut oil in a pan and heat gently until it become a liquid and then add to the flax seed mixture along with the coconut sugar and mix to combine.
  6. Then add the oat flour that you made earlier, the cacao powder, vanilla powder and a pinch of salt and mixture to form a soft dough.
  7. If the mixture is still warm from the melted coconut oil then leave it in the fridge to cool down for around 20 minutes.
  8. Once cool add the chocolate chips and mix until they are evenly distributed.
  9. Scoop 10 evenly sized portions onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Flatten them slightly with your hand and form into a cookie shape.
  11. Then bake for 12-15 minutes. Be careful because you don't want them to burn.
  12. Once baked leave them to cool for 20-30 minutes as they will be too soft to pick up when they come out!
  13. Serve drizzled with melted dark chocolate and rose petals if you desire.

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

I tried to take more photos then usual for this post so let me know if you like it and I’ll try to do the same in the future and maybe also include some photos of the recipe being prepared and the ingredients too.

If you make the recipe please use the hashtag #eatplantifully and tag me in it!

Delicia x

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Healthy Ferrero Rocher

Healthy Ferrero Rocher

This is going to be my last post of 2017 so I wanted to make it special! This has been such a great year for my blog. Although it’s still small I am now getting the opportunity to collaborate with brands, I was shortlisted for two awards and I started my degree in Nutrition after a long road to get on to the course I wanted to. I am so grateful for all of this and I am excited to make 2018 even better than this year. I have so many plans for growing my blog and building a business and although some people will say that I am being overly ambitious I truly think anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I’m sharing my overall goals for my blog and for next year in an Instagram post shortly, so if you are interested in what I am trying to achieve with my blog then please check that out. Now I’m guessing you clicked on this post to try a recipe, so I’ll stop rambling and get on with that.

There is something about the combination of chocolate and hazelnuts which everyone se

 

ems to love! I always remember having Ferrero Rocher around Christmas and New Years Eve so its something I wanted to replicate in a much healthier and dairy-free way. For this recipe, there are serval variations (some slightly healthier than others). You can choose to leave then plain, cover them in chopped hazelnuts, cacao powder, or dark chocolate if you make to make them more decadent. Or alternatively, you can use a combination of all of the toppings so people can pick and chose what they want.

Healthy Ferrero Rocher Balls
 
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Healthy, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free
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Serves: 20 balls
Ingredients
  • 20 (about 250g) Medjool Dates
  • (1 cup) Toasted Hazelnuts plus an extra 20 for the middle
  • (1/4 cup) Cacao or Cocoa Powder
  • Optional Toppings
  • Cacao/Cocoa Powder
  • Toasted Chopped Hazelnuts
  • Dark Chocolate
Instructions
  1. Remove the pits from the medjool dates and place them in a food processor with the hazelnuts and cacao powder and blend until a dough is formed. It doesn't have to be completely smooth.
  2. Scoop 1 tbsp of the mixture, flatten and place a hazelnut in the centre and then form the dough around it and roll into a ball. Repeat until you have made 20 balls.
  3. They can be eaten as is or can be covered in the toppings listed above.
  4. They are best stored in the fridge and eaten within a few days.

Healthy Ferrero Rocher chocolate balls

If you make the recipe please use the hashtag #eatplantifully and tag me in it!

Delicia x