Sunday, February 15, 2009

Good-For-You Chocolate Chip Cookies.

love me some chocolate chip cookies. love not being fat. here is a happy medium. you need.
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 dashes cinnamon
1 dash ginger
1 dash nutmeg
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 stick butter
2 ripe bananas
2 egg whites (crack 2 eggs above a bowl and only let the not yolk part of the egg into the bowl. this can be a challenge if you have never done it before, but i have faith in you)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups quick cook oats
1 cup wheat bran
1/4 cup water
3 hand fulls nuts
chocolate chips. (a note about this. i happened to be out of chocolate chips, but i had those 60 calorie sticks of Hershey's special dark chocolate. so i stepped on those with a boot when they were in their wrapper to crush them into chunk size and added them to the batter like that. but you can also just use regular chocolate chips. and add however many you want)

preheat over to 375'. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and spices. set that bowl as side. mix together the sugars, maple syrup and butter. (i usually microwave the butter for 30 seconds on a plate before adding to mix. wana keep that stuff nice and soft). when that is all nicely mixed, add the bananas, egg whites and vanilla extract and mix. when that is all blended to a beautiful consistency, add the oats, wheat bran, water, nuts, chocolate chips and mix. scoop about a tablespoon or so amount of dough onto a greased cookie sheet. bake for 10- 12 mins. until they look done.