Double Choc Chip Cookies.

  • 1/2 cup of vegan butter
  • 3/4 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1flax/chia egg (1 tablespoon of chia/ flax and 2 tablespoons of water)
  • 1 2/3 cups of plain flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of vegan chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

Add the chia seeds and water to a small bowl and stir. Sit for 5 minutes to allow to chia to thicken.

Add the butter, sugar and vanilla into a mixing bowl and beat until smooth and creamy, this should take about 5 minutes. Once the mixture has become creamy, add the golden syrup and beat for one minute, so that it has become mixed through the butter/sugar mixture.

Once the chia/flax egg has thickened pour it into the mixing bowl and beat for another 3-5 minutes until it has been thoroughly spread.

Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder into the sugar/butter mixture and beat for a further 3-5 minutes or until a soft dough has formed. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Roll the dough into balls (these don’t spread out much, so the size of your ball is roughly the same size as what your cookie will be.) and place them onto a large baking sheet about 5 centimeters apart.

Bake for 10-14 minutes or until they don’t sink when you touch the tops.  Allow cookies to cool for about 5 minutes, before eating.

 

Substituting Eggs.

While ‘Eating Animal Free’ I have had a lot of people ask me how to substitute eggs, or others say they are interested in becoming vegan but like eggs too much and don’t know how to replace them.

When I first became vegan, I didn’t know too much about substituting an egg so I used a product called made by Organ called ‘No Egg’. This product is great for pretty much everything, it doesn’t have a flavor so it won’t affect your cooking. ‘No Egg’ is also gluten free.

Organ No Egg- use measurements for replacing on packaging.

When I am baking, i generally replace eggs with a chia or flax seed ‘egg’, mashed banana or applesauce; these egg substitutes are great binding. They are very simple to make and are good for you! Chia and flax seeds are one of my favorite egg replaces  because they are full of fatty acids, protein and fiber; and they work just as well as an egg.

Chia Egg- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds + 2 tablespoons of water

Add the chia seeds and water to a dish and stir. Sit for 5 minutes to allow to chia to activate and thicken. After it has thickened it should be an egg consistency.  This replaces one egg.

Flax Egg- 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds + 2  tablespoons of water

Add the ground flax seeds and water to a dish and stir. Sit for 5 minutes to allow to flax seeds to thicken, after the flax has thickened it should be an egg consistency. This replaces one egg.