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World's Healthiest Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 26, 2011, 2:10 pm

From Vegetarian Times

3 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups walnuts
1 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1½ cups oat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups rolled oats
1 ½ cups vegan chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

Blend walnuts in a food processor 30 seconds, or until ground into a fine meal. Add canola oil, and blend 2 to 3 minutes more, or until mixture has the consistency of natural peanut butter, scraping down sides of food processor occasionally. Transfer to bowl.

Whisk together brown sugar and ½ cup water in small saucepan, and bring mixture to a boil. Pour brown sugar mixture over ground walnut butter, add vanilla extract, and stir until no lumps remain.

Whisk together oat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in separate bowl. Stir oat flour mixture into walnut mixture. Cool 10 minutes. Fold in oats, then chocolate chips.

Shape cookie dough into 2-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten cookies with bottom of drinking glass dipped in water. Bake 15 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown. Cool 3 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 30 cookies