Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

 Vegan double chocolate cookies recipe

There really feels like there should be a catch with these cookies, but there isn't one! They are:

  • Great tasting (deep, rich chocolate flavour, not too sweet)
  • Perfect gym fuel (either pre- or post-workout)
  • Pretty healthy (in moderation, as with everything!)

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients (makes 6 large cookies):

  • 70g margarine
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 flax egg
  • 50g wholemeal flour
  • 80g oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 50g dark chocolate, buttons or chopped into pieces

Method:

Heat your oven to 180C and prepare your flax egg (simply mix 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds with 3 Tbsp water and leave to stand for 10 minutes). Mix the margarine and sugar until soft, then beat in the syrup and the flax egg. 

In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients before adding to the butter mixture. Shape mixture into cookie shapes onto a lightly greased baking tray, and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool (they will be slightly soft at first but will firm up as they cool). 

Nutrition (per cookie):

  • Protein: 4.1g  (Women - 8.2% / Men - 7.5%)
  • Iron: 2.2mg  (Women - 14.9% / Men - 19.5%)
  • Calories: 239  (Women - 12% / Men - 9.6%)
  • Sugar: 12.3g(Women - 13.7% / Men - 10.3%)
  • Total fat: 12.2g  (Women - 17.4% / Men - 12.8%)
  • Saturated fat: 3.5g  (Women - 17.5% / Men - 11.7%)
  • Fibre: 3.8g  (Women - 12.7% / Men - 12.7%)

See the Nutrition Info page for more details on % of Dietary Reference Values for men and women.