Friday, May 31, 2013

Healthy Cookie Fail

Wahhh! After my healthy brownie disaster from last week, I was hoping to have better news when it came to my zucchini cookies. The brownies were made with apple sauce, banana, and zucchini. They were kind of gross. The kids loved them, but us big people knew better. I tried tweaking the chocolate chip zucchini recipe that I normally use to make it healthier. I've made them a bunch of times, and they're actually pretty delicious! This time I used some healthier ingredients to try and lighten them up.

I started by trading out a stick of butter for a banana. Bad one. Then I halved the sugar and added a teaspoon of vanilla in place of the other half. Not too bad. The last time I made the cookies I actually left out a quarter cup of sugar anyway. For the flour I used half all purpose, half wheat. That wasn't so bad either. Next time I might do three quarters all purpose, one quarter wheat. Leaving out a quarter cup of chocolate chips didn't hurt either. I'm not a fan of overwhelmingly chocolate cookies anyway, so it was perfect.

I'm pretty sure I went wrong with using the banana instead of a stick of butter. The cookies turned out kind of chewy, which is also what happened with my brownies. They also didn't flatten out like they normally do when you bake them.In the future, I might keep the healthy modifications minus swapping out the butter. Honestly, they aren't bad though. I've eaten three while typing this us. I'll continue tweaking the recipe until I find something perfect.

Do you have a good healthy dessert recipe?

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  1. I refuse to make healthy desserts! lol I don't make them often so when I do, I want the good stuff. :p

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  3. "Us big people know better" LMAO!

    (Girl, I'm still passing of yogurt as ice cream over here.)

  4. One word ... zucchini. Nothing can be good with that crap in it!
    LOL ... xoxo

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  5. I have a recipe for a chocolate zucchini cake that is awesome!

  6. oh no! better luck next time. the kids liked it so that is good! the cookies looked okay in the picture :)


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