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APPETIZERS AND SIDES
A female empowering non-diet dietitian supporting women who want to create a healthier relationship with food.
SOUPS AND STEWS
DIPS, DRESSINGS & MARINADEs
SNACKS & DESSERTS
These Chocolate Chip Power Cookies are high in protein and loaded with flavour. They make for the perfect afternoon snack or filling dessert! Can you guess the secret ingredient?
This recipe was adapted from one that was given to me by an awesome dietitian mentor and has made its way into the hearts of many taste testers. It’s crunchy, chewy and sweet all in one bite!
Previously on the blog under “Lentil Power Cookies”, the name gave away the secret too quickly. And I know what you are probably thinking: “lentils…in a cookie?” But give this recipe a chance because it will surprise your taste buds in the best way possible!
If you haven’t baked with lentils before, these Chocolate Chip Power Cookies are the perfect introduction. They don’t have a strong taste so are a option when you want to add bulk and nutrients to a recipe. If you’re wondering what helps make these “power” cookies, 1/2 cup of cooked lentils provides a source of:
When baking with lentils, you have a couple of options.
Regardless of the method you choose, both will provide a soft and nutrient-dense legume that is perfect to bake with!
The base of these Chocolate Chip Power Cookies is pretty straightforward and includes many household staples. We get into the fun stuff with the optional additions, which is customizable and up to your own preference. Here are the ingredients you will need:
These Chocolate Chip Power Cookies are a perfect snack to help you get back into the routine of Fall. Offering a source of plant-based protein, fibre and lots of other nutrients, they truly are the best way to help you “power” through those busy days. And with a variety of add-in options, you can customize them as much as you like!
TIP: store them in the fridge or freezer to extend their shelf life. Pop them in the microwave for 10-12 seconds and enjoy the gooey chocolate chips and warm interior. You can even top them with a dollop of Greek yogurt for a satisfying, balanced and protein-rich snack!