I’ve been known to explain to people that I have suddenly become a vegan who eats meat.
It’s easier than explaining that Miles has food allergies, and because he is still drinking breast milk (Shaken, not straight from the tap) I have to eliminate some of his allergens from my diet. I have been dairy free in March. Egg, Soy, Peanut and Dairy free since August.
Eliminating these foods DOES NOT mean I have given up on some of my favorite foods. It just means adapting the recipes I have and finding new recipes.
I can’t even being to tell you how much my life changed when I realized, “Hey, I’m just a vegan who eats meat.” There are so many recipes for vegans, not many for people looking to remove dairy and eggs because of allergies.
Which brings me to: THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES YOU’VE EVER TASTED!!!!!!
No, seriously. I don’t think I will EVER make any other recipe for chocolate chip cookies. These are THAT GOOD. Consistently.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies – (or Dairy Free/Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookies)
2/3 c melted “safe” butter (Fleishmann’s Light/Nucoa/or any other) *
3/4 c white sugar
1/4 c maple syrup
2 tbsp applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 c chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Beat together melted butter*, sugar, syrup, applesauce and vanilla in a bowl.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add into mixture. Mix in chocolate chips. (If the dough appears too dry add a small amount of water, just a tsp or two until it comes together more like cookie dough)
Drop by spoon fulls (or cookie scoop) onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
*you can also use a safe oil like Canola oil in place of butter. They don’t turn out quite as good but still pretty darn good.
I wish I could convey the awesomeness of these cookies. I will never ever go back to a “normal” chocolate chip cookie recipe again. These are everything that makes a chocolate chip cookie perfect! :)
When I get into the store of Miles allergies and the foods I eliminate for him, I get a lot of mix reactions. Most of them however, are of the “That must be so hard, I could never do that.” OR “Wouldn’t it be easier to just put him on formula?”