Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookies/Squares (vegan)

This post is long overdue.

We had some family over for Shabbat a while ago, and I made these chocolate chip squares. Well, the guests wanted the recipe, and I promised I would write it up.

I'm a little late, but trying to keep my promise!


3 Tbp ground flaxseed
2/3 cup near boiling water
1.5 cups sugar
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2.5 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
6 oz chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 190C
First, mix the flaxseed with water in a large mixing bowl. Let cool for about 10 minutes before you continue.
Then add the rest of the ingredients (except the chocolate chips, save those for the end) and mix well.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Spread the mixture out on a large cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 15 minutes MAX. Take them out a bit BEFORE you think they are done. Trust me, if you wait till they are "done", they will get rock solid.
You can also form these into cookies and bake for 8-10 min
While they are still warm, cut into squares.
This recipe yielded 4 dozen smallish squares.
Watch them disappear, while you smile that your kids are eating a treat that has a few slightly healthier ingredients!


  1. What's the equivalent of oat bran in Hebrew - I know I asked this once but I forgot

  2. No problem! It's סובין שיבולת שועל

    (I think)
    I've found it at every health food store I've gone to, plus at mega, and at the spice/dry goods store.

  3. Hi Ester,
    Cant wait to try - me and a friend have made the chickpea gluten free blondies from and they were a hit - no flour, and soaked processed dates sub great for the brown sugar (about dates per 1 cup sugar) - so those are also a great healthier ingredient alternative you may enjoy


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