GF Vegan Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Gluten Free Vegan Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Pic by M.C.

I recently experimented with chocolate chip cookies four times trying to get them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. And my GF Vegan Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie is everyone’s favorite. This one is crispy and became crunchier the next day.

I have tried to make this cookie for those who are gluten and sugar sensitive like me. I also lessened the “butter” to use less processed oil. That said I’m not a celiac nor a diabetic nor have heart disease. But to me wheat and overly processed sugar aren’t very flavorful. I don’t find I get nutrition from them. I found that wheat was stripping me of iron and it took me decades to figure it out on my own with no help from doctors. They kept having me take iron pills. I don’t have to anymore now that I don’t eat wheat. And processed oils like margarine make my hair oily, but I can eat nuts in their original form and bake with coconut oil with no negative effects. Plus, I used Himalayan salt instead of other salts because of the mineral content.

I checked, Big Tree says low glycemic on the front of the bag. Ener-G says gluten free and wheat free on the box. Bob’s Red Mill has a gluten free oat flour, but you can make your own by blending oats in a Vitamix dry container. Pamela’s says gluten free on the bag and on the back says Gluten-Free Certified Facility, but produced on equipment that processes tree nuts, coconut, eggs, soy, and milk. I have used Trader Joe’s Almond Meal in the past, but don’t know if it’s gluten free. So you could make your own almond meal. You’ll save money by making your own flours. Minimalist Baker shows how easy it is. And for more information for celiacs and nuts I found Gluten Free Traveller.

The reason I like almond meal is because it makes the cookie crunchy on the outside. Almond flour has the same result. In the beginning of my experiment, I used coconut milk. I think it adds flavor and makes the cookie softer. You could try adding a tablespoon of coconut milk. I’ll share that recipe in another post.

Update 9/20/20: I made the cookies and realized I had too much “butter.” Now they are good!

GF Vegan Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
3 Tbsp. Miyoko’s butter
3/4 cup organic brown coconut sugar, Big Tree
1 1/2 tsp. Ener-G egg replacer
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup oat flour, Bob’s Red Mill GF or make own
1/2 cup almond flour, Pamela’s or make own
1/4 tsp. pink Himalayan salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips, Enjoy Life Dark Morsels
1/2 cup walnuts

Egg Replacer Recipe:
1 1/2 tsp. Ener-G
2 Tbsp. warm water
Warm water in kettle for one minute.

Yield: 12 Cookies about 3” each

Directions:
Take Miyoko’s out of the refrigerator to soften. Blend Miyoko’s and coconut sugar until creamy in a bowl. Ready the egg replacer then add and stir. Add soda, oat flour, almond flour, Himalayan salt and stir. Add chocolate chips. Add broken up walnuts. Refrigerate cookies for 10 minutes. Refrigeration makes the oat flour in the cookie easier to roll in your hand. Also the ingredients have time to mesh and make the cookie tastier. Warm the oven while you place cookies on parchment paper on cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes.

Please let me know in the comments if these GF Vegan Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies were to your liking or if you would change something about them.

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Happy Baking!

Recipe from blog of melissacrismon.com

Copyright 2020 Melissa Crismon

Staying Cool and Vegan News

Goodpop Organic Freezer Pop. Concord Grape! Pic by M.C.

California is clear skies after some containment of the fires. Now we have what feels like monsoonal weather with hot and humid air. We’ll talk weather later in a video and mention of the state of the pigs.

On Fridays, I usually share a recipe. Occasionally on Wednesdays, I share a video or a vegan store bought product. It’s a hot Wednesday today. Goodpop makes a nice treat to stay cool.

Goodpop Organic Freezer Pops are made with 100% fruit juice, malic acid, and organic guar gum. Guar gum isn’t great for the gut, but these were on sale and it’s nice to have something in the freezer for backup for the family. Plus there isn’t any added sugar and they are gluten free.

I’d like to share The Dollar Vigilante video, “A Virus So Deadly, The Government Has To Test You To See If You Have It” because of the update on what has been going on with the pigs around the world. Minute 10:10 has some language so you can skip that if you’d like. I put my comments in parenthesis.

The Dollar Vigilante

0:01 Media Bear Video

3:35 Awe the main video begins with Lucy and Jeff. In the introduction, Jeff talks about flu and protests.

9.05 Australia facing rice shortage.

10:10 Victoria, Australia police officer stomps on man’s head.

11:10 “COV-AIDS” is about climate change said Dr. Ghebreyesus from the N.W.O. (Boy that’s a big snake behind him.)

14:00 The Fed pushing for more stimulus

15:00-20:00 (Please listen to this part. From a vegan perspective this part gets interesting about pigs plus the fires and climate change.)

15:00 Temporary banned agriculture
“Swine flu virus that was a total lie . . . Mad cow disease that was also done by Neil Ferguson. They killed almost all the cows in the UK and there was actually nothing . . . It was a made up event,” Jeff said.

15:45 Ice Age Farmer and Headlines he shares:
“German farmers face possible pig culls as African swine fever discovered”
“Vietnam to mobilize military in fight against African swine fever”
“South Korea orders military to target wild boar to stop spread of ASF” (This teaches humans to be violent and not honor life.)
“Korean river runs red from blood of pigs culled amid African swine fever outbreak”
“Chinese pork prices risk 70% surge as African swine fever rages”
“China’s hog herd may drop by 55% due to fatal swine fever, says Rabobank”
“A quarter of all pigs have died this year to African swine fever,” New Scientist. (The articles are from 2019.)

18:25 Australia on fire. “There were Climate change activists who were doing a lot of the fires. And that appears to be what’s going on in Commifornia and Oregon. . .”

21:05 More Jeff and Lucy and Acapulco.
“We need government,” Jeff said sarcastically and a goat laughs in the background.
Vegan Tacos for Lucy!

Copyright 2020 Melissa Crismon