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Double Chocolate Chip Hemp Heart Cookies

One of the most requested recipe ideas I receive weekly are for vegan desserts. There are so many kids these days with food allergies that prevent them from taking part in the myriad of homemade and store bought treats their friends and family get to try which is a total bummer for themselves and their parents.

These Double Chocolate Chip Hemp Heart Cookies are not only massively delicious, but also packed with protein from my secret ingredient: Hemp Seeds!

By blending over half of the Hemp Seeds into the mixture with the chocolate chips it gives the cookies almost a nutty flavor. By keeping a handful of them whole as well you get a tiny interesting chewiness within every bite.

Mingle that unique take on Hemp Seeds with vegan or regular chocolate chips (I’m all about options) and you’ve got a mind blowingly delectable chocolate chip cookie!

This post is in partnership with Manitoba Harvest. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Double Chocolate Chip Hemp Heart Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup liquid coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup almond, soy or rice milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coconut or brown sugar
  • 1 cup Hemp Seeds, divided
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semi sweet or vegan)
  • 2 cups gluten free OR all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Place coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla, coconut sugar, 3/4 cup Hemp Seeds and 1/2 cup chocolate chips in a blender and puree for 30 seconds or until small pieces remain, but mixture is creamy.

3. In a seperate large bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

4. Add the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture and stir until ingredients are totally combined. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips and Hemp Seeds.

5. Using a small ice cream scoop or 2 tablespoon measure, place cookies on a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Use the heel of your hand to gently press cookies down and form into circles.

6. Bake cookies for 11 minutes for softer cookies and 13-14 minutes for crisper cookies.

* You can also use all purpose flour or white wheat flour instead of the gluten free flour and semi sweet chocolate chips instead of vegan/dairy free chips if you desire

One of the most requested recipe ideas I receive weekly are for vegan desserts. There are so many kids these days with food allergies that prevent them from…

Chocolate Chip Hemp Protein Cookies

Did you know that some of the greatest things in this world were invented or discovered by accident? Corn flakes, Post-it notes, penicillin, the Slinky, America.

And these cookies.

Ok, maybe putting them in the “greatest things in this world” list might be pushing it a little, but hey, pretty darn close. How else would you categorize a chocolate chip cookie that is vegan, high in fiber, protein and good fats and is kid approved??

And when I say this recipe was created by accident, I’m not kidding. My 9 year old had asked me to make him a “healthy snack that tasted good”. And knowing my son the way I do, I knew a celery stick with peanut butter wasn’t gonna cut it. I had to come up with something fast. So I literally threw a bunch of (nutritious) ingredients together, added some chocolate ( because let’s face it, chocolate makes everything taste better), shaped it into cookies and stuck them in the oven.

20 minutes later, done. We both loved them so much, we almost finished the entire batch. And since they were so good I obviously HAD TO take a pic and post it on Instagram. And people loved them too! Surprising, considering it wasn’t a professionally taken, “pretty” picture. So when we started getting requests for the recipe, I know I had to try to recreate them, this time writing down ingredients and measurements. Thank goodness for my good memory!

Now here they are. Hope you enjoy them!! 🙂

Chocolate Chip Hemp Protein Cookies – The perfect breakfast cookie – vegan and kosher