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):
50g light brown sugar
1 Tbsp golden syrup
1 flax egg
50g wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
50g dark chocolate, buttons or chopped into pieces
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.