02 February 2011

Carob Chip Brownie Cookies

Who doesn't love Brownies and Cookies! Unfortunately, 
many people are still trying to stick to their New Years Resolutions, 
which means no brownies or cookies allowed... right?... WRONG!

Inspired by this post, I have concocted a super healthy recipe for 
sugar-free, gluten-free, high-protein, vegan brownie cookies :)

Carob Chip Brownie Cookies
Created by Snacking Squirrel

2/3 cup pure oats
1/3 cup carob powder
Few Drops stevia liquid (vanilla)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
Dash cinnamon + nutmeg
Pinch sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 380 Fahrenheit 
2. Grind oats into flour using a food processor 
3. Mix dry and wet ingredients separately in 2 bowls
4. Add wet mix into dry, stirring briefly with spatula
5. Scoop 1/3 cup batter (per cookie) on a non-stick baking sheet
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes 

It's hard to gauge how much stevia to use. Generally it's enough sweetness to 
replace 1/3 cup - 1/2 cup plain sugar, or trial and error to find the right amount.

Each recipe makes 5 cookies; Each cookie is only 150 calories!

A perfect not-so-sinful indulgence for when you need a boost!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey said... [reply]

I love healthy cookies! These look awesome!

Kristi said... [reply]

I just added some ingredients to my grocery list so I can make these. I can't wait. They look great!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

You know I am a fan of not-so-sinful indulgences! These sound perfect!

Anonymous said... [reply]

thank you kelsey for posting this! they look awesome

Anonymous said... [reply]

Question: where do you find unsweetened carob chips??

<3 <3

Anonymous said... [reply]

Are these cookies sweet enough though?
I find carob to be a bit bitter, I guess I could add more Stevia to sweeten it up!
Do you know how many carbs are in a cookie?

Unknown said... [reply]

wow they look SO decadent and i just lvoe that they are high in protein.

trying it today, thanks lovee

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free said... [reply]

AAAAAAHHHHHHHH! KELSEY!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!! I love it when you go all sugar-free on me :) I can't wait to make these...only I will probably use unsweetened chocolate instead... :) :) :) :) :) :)

Lauren said... [reply]

these look amazing for Valentines day or any day, right now for that matter.

Christin@purplebirdblog said... [reply]

Those look melt-in-your-mouth perfect!!

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Anonymous said... [reply]

Ooo.. these sound so good. I love brownies and cookies! I don't have protein powder, so I will probably just up the cocoa powder and hope it works! Thanks girly!

Mandi said... [reply]

Those look absolutely delicious! I'm thinking I need to make some of those asap.

Emily said... [reply]

so creative! love the idea of a brownie in cookie form! :)

Joy | The life of Joy said... [reply]

They look delicious <3

Anonymous said... [reply]

THESE look flippin fantastic!! saving this recipe!

Anonymous said... [reply]

yes, PLEASE!!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said... [reply]

Awesome cookies! Love not-so-sinful indulgences! :-)

Jessica's Dinner Party said... [reply]

Nice!! Is there any substitute for the vegan protein powder?

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said... [reply]

I will be making these! I have a lot of silken tofu right now :)

Chelsea said... [reply]

There's nothing I like more than hearing "healthy" and "cookies" in the same sentence! :D

I'm really confused about the difference between chocolate, carb chips, cacao nibs, etc. I've been meaning to read up on that!

Ayla said... [reply]

Yum! Those look so good. :) I'll definitely be making this sometime soon. Ish.

Jess said... [reply]

Those look SO chunky and delicious!!

Missy said... [reply]

I am so digging these sugar free recipes...now I just need to find a sweet tooth. Have you felt, snce your change in diet, a distint disincline for sweets? That's how I feel. I just want savory veggies and protein and fat all the time and maybe some fruit...I feel like a "native eater"....I'd be eager to know how the change has effeted you so far...after you have gone through the withdrawal. Do you crave sweet potatoes less, too? Ah...so many q's. Nevermind ansering them ... just fuel for future posts I suppose. (0:

Maryann said... [reply]

Those look amazing! Healthy cookies are always a winner in my book.

Monet said... [reply]

Silken tofu does wonders for baked goods! It makes cookies and cakes taste so moist...without all the fat and calories of butter! These look just delicious, my friend. I hope you are warm and happy on this cold winter night. Sweet dreams and many blessings!

theUngourmet said... [reply]

I have to tell you, I've tried carob a few times and haven't enjoyed the taste. That being said, your brownies cookies look so darn good I'm willing to give carob another try. Yum!

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish said... [reply]

Oh my, Kelsey, you are the QUEEN of creating delectable, healthy baked treats! I'm so grateful for you and your blog!

Which vegan protein powder do you prefer? I think I'm about to cave and buy some. :-)

Asha at Adventure's in Ashaland said... [reply]


Just wanted to tell you I checked your blog this morning and had a MASSIVE craving for these cookies!! Sooo, yep, I didn't end up making the exact brownie cookies you made a cookie loaf with carob chips inspired by you and posted it on my blog.

Thanks for the deliciousness!!

Carob is pretty awesome, especially when those darn craving hit!

kate said... [reply]

i love it when you post baked recipes. i am trying to eat less sugar and dairy and gluten. i use what you post as inspiration in my own baking adventures!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Great recipe! They look delicious! Since I've been snowed in, I've had the itch to bake...I'll need to experiment with these!

Aylin @ Glow Kitchen said... [reply]

Those look delicious--I just want to pop into the screen and bite one! Great job--I am going to make these soon

valen said... [reply]

These look delicious! But I should not have the soy as I have adrenal and thyroid issues and soy wreaks havoc on hormones.

Kristie said... [reply]

AMAZING. This has been saved for when I buy some carob powder, which I always pass by in the store. No more! These seriously look amazing and I'm always extra excited about baked recipes that use tofu for some reason. It just bumps up their cool factor somehow. Double yum!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Yum! Such a cute idea to make brownies into cookies. Why have one when you can enjoy both?! Thanks for making them sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan. I would love to try to make them soy-free, too, but that might be a bit difficult since that's a key ingredient.

Have a lovely day!

Kayla (Little Miss Healthify) said... [reply]

Great job, Kelsey!! These look awesome, you know I love cookies sweetened with applesauce, they look so fudgey!

Lola said... [reply]

OMG, this looks so good, and super healthy too! Do you think it might be possible to do this in the mocrowave, somehow?
I hope you are doing well Kelsey! Sending loads of hugs and rainbows your way!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

I can't believe how good those look for only 150 calories!

Joanne said... [reply]

I love how virtuous and yet so sinful tasting these are! Perfect for this new get healthy kick I'm on!

Anonymous said... [reply]

These cookies look the best! So dark & so nutricious too!

Wendy Kennedy said... [reply]

These look great. Is the rest of the nutritional info available? Maybe I just am overlooking it?

Wendy Kennedy said... [reply]

Kelsey, I just wanted to let you know I made these and LOVVE them! here is a link to my post on my FB page. Thanks so much for this fab recipe!

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