Yields: about 30 cookies Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes
Rich in plant protein, fiber and iron, this is a healthy cookie which uses gluten free teff flour as its base, and has no cocoa, but tastes like a delicious double chocolate chip cookie.
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup quality honey
1 teaspoon unsulphured molasses
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups teff flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I prefer these allergy friendly mini chocolate chips)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Combine butter, eggs, brown sugar, honey, molasses and vanilla in a bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, combine teff flour, rolled oats, chocolate chips, baking soda and salt.
4. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until well combined.
5. Drop one tablespoon of dough at a time onto a lined cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
6. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8-9 minutes. Let cool a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Cookies are best stored in the refrigerator or freezer for freshness.
After recently learning about teff flour and its many benefits, I have been searching for ways to incorporate it more into my baking. I haven’t gotten around to experimenting with savory dishes, but have had some great turn outs on the sweeter side of things. Due to the cocoa-esque quality of teff, it makes it very conducive to sweet treats.
I have a whole article on the benefits of teff, which includes the fact that it is an incredible source of fiber and protein. It is easily digested and is a beneficial grain for overall digestive health.
Because of the aforementioned underlying hint of cocoa taste, these cookies almost taste like a chocolate, chocolate chip cookie. But there is no cocoa, simply teff-filled goodness.
With school starting, I really appreciate having a more healthful cookie lying around. In my opinion, these qualify. While they do have a bit of refined sugar, some of the sweetness is from naturally sweet honey. Oats add iron and fiber, the latter helping to satiate the appetite and help maintain steady blood sugar levels. Yet, with the delicious taste, it’s easy to forget how good these are for you!
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