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Mediterranean Diet Vegan Chocolate Cookies

Mediterranean Diet Vegan Chocolate Cookies

  • December 25, 2020
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Mediterranean Diet Vegan Chocolate Cookies do exist.

This is a recipe that is both vegan and friendly to the Mediterranean diet.
I like that these cookies taste good as well!

Mediterranean Diet Vegan Chocolate Cookies

Mediterranean Diet Vegan Chocolate Cookies

A chocolate cookie that can be eaten on a vegan diet.
Even better, this recipe is Mediterranean diet friendly as it is not made with butter.

Did you try my Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe?

That recipe is made using a vegan butter alternative along with flour.
This recipe for cookies is made without flour and with canola oil instead of butter.

Do you want to learn more about the Mediterranean Diet?
Find out how to follow the Mediterranean Diet here.

This recipe is for anyone wondering what sweets can you eat on the Mediterranean diet.

The Mediterranean diet tells us that we should avoid foods such as butter and refined sugars.
Instead, we should eat foods, such as these cookies, that are made with alternatives instead.

The Mediterranean diet stresses foods eaten in moderation.

That would include dark chocolate chips, which are included in this recipe and in moderation. By the way, you can even find dark chocolate chips with no added sugar to them!

People always ask what are the best tips for baking the best or baking better cookies.

I must say that while defining the ‘best’ or ‘better’ cookie is often a subjective thing as we all have our own kind of taste for what is good. However, there are some common tips that we can mostly agree upon when it comes to a good cookie.

Here is how to bake a better cookie.

  • Using good ingredients is of the utmost importance and universal for every kind of cookie out there. By using good ingredients I mean use butter when butter is called for and not margarine. Use ingredients that are fresh and not past their expiration date (especially when it comes to leavening products). Use fresh and real ingredients whenever possible for best results.
  • Measuring correctly is important. This is because throwing off one ingredient can have an effect on all of the other ingredients in the batter. This is really true when it comes to dry to wet or fat ratios.
  • If a cookie recipe calls for a preheated oven, please take the time to preheat it. Not preheating an oven can have an effect on the melting and setting of ingredients together.
  • Follow the directions in the recipe. They are there for a reason and not for word filling.

Mediterranean Diet Vegan Chocolate Cookies

Mediterranean Diet Vegan Chocolate Cookies

Tips for making vegan cookies.

I just mentioned that using fresh ingredients is essential to making a great tasting cookie. Also mentioned was measuring correctly and following the directions.

Here are some more great tips for you.

  1. This recipe is sweetened with agave nectar. Feel free to substitute this with maple syrup or your favorite liquid sweetener. Read the label to make sure that it will measure 1:1 with maple syrup or agave.
  2. The fat that is used in this recipe is canola oil, which is both vegan and friendly to the Mediterranean diet. Vegan only folks can use melted coconut oil instead.
  3. It can be tricky to tell when these cookies are done baking because of the ingredients that are used. When they are done they will still be soft. If you are unsure, try moving one and if it feels like it is holding its shape then they are most likely done baking.

You may be asking what can I use as a substitute for black beans.

These flourless cookies are made with black beans.
Black beans are added to this recipe as both a flour alternative and for texture.

Thanks to the chocolate in these cookies, you probably will not even taste the black beans.

Think of the black beans as the source of the fudgy texture in the cookies.
However, if you must use an alternative to the black beans, try using cooked chickpeas instead (you may lost that fudgy texture doing so).

Here is how to store black bean chocolate cookies.

I suggest that you store the cooled down cookies in an airtight container in the fridge up to seven days. This is because they can be a bit crumbly if stored at room temperature.

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Mediterranean Diet Vegan Chocolate Cookies

Mediterranean Diet Vegan Chocolate Cookies

Mediterranean Diet Chocolate Cookies

Earlier I mentioned that these cookies are made with canola oil, which is both vegan and friendly to the Mediterranean diet. Vegan only folks can use melted coconut oil instead.

Also mentioned was that these cookies are not sweetened with sugar.

This recipe is sweetened with agave nectar. Feel free to substitute this with maple syrup or your favorite liquid sweetener. Read the label to make sure that it will measure 1:1 with maple syrup or agave.

Ingredients needed to make Mediterranean Diet Vegan Chocolate Cookies

How to make Mediterranean Diet Vegan Chocolate Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and prep a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, use a whisk or a fork to blend together the almond meal, baking soda, baking powder, and the salt.
  • Next, use a food processor or strong blender to blend together the black beans, canola oil, agave, unsweetened cocoa powder, and lemon juice.
  • Transfer the contents from the food processor to a mixing bowl and stir in the dry ingredients from the first bowl. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Use a scoop to scoop the batter into small balls to place on to the prepped cookie sheet. Add additional chocolate chips to the tops of the cookies if desired.
  • Bake these cookies for 15 minutes or until they are done baking. When they are done they will still be soft. If unsure, try moving a cookie and if it feels like it is holding its shape then they are done. Allow the cookies to sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing.

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Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that are used.

Mediterranean Diet Vegan Chocolate Cookies, delicious low fat cookie recipe that is both vegan and friendly to the Mediterranean diet.

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Ingredients

  • Almond Meal– 1 cup.
  • Baking Soda– 1 teaspoon.
  • Baking Powder– 1 teaspoon.
  • Salt- 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Black Beans– 1 1/2 cups cooked and cooled.
  • Canola Oil– 1/4 cup.
  • Agave Nectar– 1/2 cup. You can use maple syrup instead. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder– 1/2 cup
  • Lemon Juice- 1 teaspoon.
  • Dark Chocolate Chips– 1/2 cup.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and prep a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, use a whisk or a fork to blend together the almond meal, baking soda, baking powder, and the salt.
  3. Next, use a food processor or strong blender to blend together the black beans, canola oil, agave, unsweetened cocoa powder, and lemon juice.
  4. Transfer the contents from the food processor to a mixing bowl and stir in the dry ingredients from the first bowl. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Use a scoop to scoop the batter into small balls to place on to the prepped cookie sheet. Add additional chocolate chips if desired.
  6. Bake these cookies for 15 minutes or until they are done baking. When they are done they will still be soft. If unsure, try moving a cookie and if it feels like it is holding its shape then they are done. Allow the cookies to sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing.

Notes

I mentioned that these cookies are made with canola oil, which is both vegan and friendly to the Mediterranean diet. Vegan only folks can use melted coconut oil instead.

Also mentioned was that these cookies are not sweetened with sugar.

This recipe is sweetened with agave nectar. Feel free to substitute this with maple syrup or your favorite liquid sweetener. Read the label to make sure that it will measure 1:1 with maple syrup or agave.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

*Please check the nutritional labels to assure that you are sticking to your diet restrictions for any substitutions used. – see post for alternatives Please see recipe post for further details on this recipe. Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that are used.

Mediterranean Diet Vegan Chocolate Cookies

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