Genius Baking

Vegan CAULIFLOWER Double Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Guys. I know. I just used the words “cauliflower” and “cookies” in the same post title. The world is ending. But, hey! If you can’t beat the creators of @caulpowered foods or all the tasty @traderjoes cauliflower products (gnocci, pizza crust, rice, etc) why not join them?!

As a BAKER, I couldn’t help but wonder….if cauliflower can be used as a substitute for so many grain-based products, can we use cauliflower in baking? 3 hours of recipe testing later and I present you with VEGAN CAULIFLOWER Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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I made these vegan and using a number of organic ingredients (like flax seed meal) given I’d assume someone replacing flour with cauliflower might also have other dietary restrictions or considerations.

These cookies turn out a lot softer than regular cookies and be sure to let them cool before tasting so they don’t crumble!

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Enjoy!

LOVE,

Casey

Ingredients

  • 1 cup riced cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup whole ground flax meal
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup 100% pure maple syrup (or sugar-free maple syrup)
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (I used Lily’s Sweets Dark Chocolate Baking Chips)

Instructions

  1. Steam cauliflower rice according to instructions on the package. Let cool down completely.
  2. Preheat oven at 375 degree Fahrenheit and prepare a cookie sheet with a greased parchment paper.
  3. In a blender or food processor combine all the ingredients including the steamed cauliflower.
  4. Procesd until well combined. (Do not over grind the batter).
  5. Pour batter in a separate bowl and, fold in chocolate chips.
  6. With a cookie scoop place the cookies on the prepared cookie sheet with one-half inch gap between each cookie.
  7. Then, place the cookie sheet in the middle rack of the oven and let it bake for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Take out the cookie sheet and let it cool completely!
  9. Use a spatula to ease out the cookies from the cookie sheet and place them on a plate or storage box. They will have a softer cake-like texture than regular cookies.

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