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Healthy Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

January 24, 2012

What makes these cookies healthy?

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Omega-3’s…and fiber…and protein…you know, all that good stuff.  These cookies are chock full of healthy ingredients:

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…so you don’t have to feel bad about eating three…or four…or, er, seven.  In one day.

Of course, they also have a few less than healthy ingredients too—chocolate…butter…sugar.  You know, so that it doesn’t taste like you’re gnawing on a brick of sod. 

Healthy Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup spelt flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup ground flax

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

2 eggs

1/2 cup sugar

4 tbsp. softened butter

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Ingredients:

Pre-heat oven to 350

In a standing mixer, beat eggs, sugar, butter, and applesauce together until combined.  In a separate bowl, mix flours, flax, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Add flour mix to wet mix in batches, until just combined.  Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on cookie size. 

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Did you know that Omega 3’s are especially important during pregnancy?  I think Lila’s intelligence grew by 100 points with each cookie I ate.  Look out, Mensa.

Have a great Tuesday!

17 Comments leave one →
  1. January 24, 2012 2:26 pm

    Hearing that Omega 3’s are important during pregnancy would be all I need to justify eating the whole batch if I were you 🙂

  2. January 24, 2012 2:30 pm

    I don’t think I knew you were pregnant – congrats!!! 🙂

    And as for these…well, I’ve been wanting a “healthy” cookie recipe. First blog I’m reading today and I found what I was looking for 🙂 Thanks!

  3. January 24, 2012 2:31 pm

    Haha, I’m dumb…I thought this was Food Fitness FreshAir…oops! I definitely knew you were pregnant 🙂 Blonde moment…ahh!

  4. January 24, 2012 2:53 pm

    Yummmm! Those look delicious- a great combo of healthy and indulgent.

  5. January 24, 2012 3:15 pm

    Ooohh, these look awesome! A healthy chocolate chip cookie is probably the perfect cookie. They look delicious and love that ingredients list!!

  6. January 24, 2012 4:20 pm

    Delicious! YES- those omega 3’s are supper important. And getting them in a cookie? Just perfect

  7. January 24, 2012 8:05 pm

    Oh yum – love walnuts in cookies.

  8. January 24, 2012 9:30 pm

    oooh I love “healthy” cookies. With chocolate!

  9. January 24, 2012 10:26 pm

    Way to get those healthy fats in; in cookie form. My kinda thought-process!

  10. January 24, 2012 10:32 pm

    Perfect!!

  11. January 25, 2012 12:31 am

    yum yum we will take those Omega 3 filled cookies 🙂

  12. January 25, 2012 4:29 am

    these look amaze… love the big ole chunks!

  13. January 25, 2012 12:12 pm

    Mmm, these sound WONDERFUL! I love walnuts in cookies (in fact, I love them in everything). Sadly, however, I wouldn’t bank on walnuts and flaxseed for omega-3. The conversion to DHA and EPA is about 3% (pathetic) but the other benefits (fiber and plant nutrients like lignans) make them amazing!

  14. January 25, 2012 3:51 pm

    Walnuts are actually my favorite nut, next to pecans and macadamias – my husband doesn’t like the bitter taste, but paired with chocolate – yum!

  15. January 26, 2012 12:18 am

    These sound delicious! Walnuts are definitely my favourite nut, can’t wait to try these 🙂

  16. January 26, 2012 12:18 am

    I don’t know why I never seem to gravitate towards walnuts. I do like them, but I never seem to go for them at the store. I will have to change that. These sound perfect and I’m all over the omega 3s these days! YUM!

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