*New* And Improved Chocolate Mookies

Sarah E.

Dear Queer Vegan Foodists,

I am SO thrilled to report to you that my vegan household has fallen madly in love with mookies (please see previous mookie post if you don’t know what I’m yammering on about). Mookies have graced our kitchen countless mornings and evenings since that fateful first batch I whipped up a while back, and I’m proud to say that I’ve FINALLY found a recipe that will make your taste buds (and your friend’s/coworkers’/lover’s taste buds) jump for mookie glee.

The key to my new mookie recipe, perhaps unsurprisingly to those familiar with vegan baking, is applesauce. Yup, pretty basic principle: less oil, more applesauce, and you’ve got a winning texture. I also decided that chocolate chips were too time consuming since I’m just not into any of the brands I’ve found and insist on making my own raw vegan chocolate from scratch (I know, I’m crazy…) so instead I substitute 1/4 cup raw cacao powder and the chocolaty effect is still achieved. Occasionally, I even throw in a little bit of coffee (gasp!) to make the flavor a bit more complex, but feel free to just follow the recipe below:

*New* Chocolate Mookies (Serves 4-6)

Fresh out of the oven! Photo courtesy of Alexander J. Dita Iphone Photography.

Ingredients:

Dry:

2 cups gluten-free flour

1 tsp baking soda

pinch salt

1/4-1/3 cup raw cacao powder

1/2 tsp vanilla powder or extract

1/2 cup xylitol

3 Tbs ground flax

Wet:

1/4 cup hot water

3/4 cup applesauce

3 Tbs cup coconut oil (use less and add a bit more water, if you’d like)

4 drops stevia (optional)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix 1/4 cup hot water with ground flax. Add wet ingredients to flax water mixture. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Mix wet and dry ingredients and form into little balls on a pre-greased baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on desired texture. Enjoy!

YAY FOR MOOKIES! And please please let me know in the comments if you have made these and/or have played with the recipe at all. ;)


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