Inspired by the classic coffee and chocolate chip cookies, we gave that recipe a spin and used a healthier form of caffeine: matcha.
The result? Chewy and wholesome matcha chocolate chip cookies!
Moreover, as it is our mission, we made this recipe accessible to as many people as possible. And so these green tea cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free. We didn't use any refined sugars, butter, eggs, or wheat. Thanks to the low-sugar and high-fibre content, they are well suited to people on a weight-loss diet.
Chewy cookies need the fat. But instead of using bad fats from animal products or refined plant-based alternatives, we used the uber-healthy fats from avocado. We also opted for 80%+ dark chocolate, to cut down on cocoa butter and added sugars.
We describe in great length why matcha is a better stimulant than coffee. In a few words, while coffee's caffeine makes you stressed and nervous, matcha's put you in a state of calm alertness. It is a fascinating topic, check out that article if you want to learn more!
The recipe is simple, like all cookies recipes should be! It is ready in just 30 minutes. Unlike most cookies though, these are loaded with health benefits: helpful antioxidants from the matcha, heart-loving fats from avocado, and gut-friendly fibres from the oats.
How do they stack against a classic cookie from a nutritional point of view? Our matcha chocolate chip cookies have 4 times fewer saturated fats, 5 times fewer sugars, and 6 times more fibres. Awesome right? The belly is happy, and the conscience is at peace. Let's jump right into the recipe below!