Chocolate chip kale cookies

    25 min

    Kale is the secret ingredient in this recipe for moist chocolate cookies. It's a great way to get children to eat vegetables without even knowing they're there!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 100g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 80g apple sauce
    • 20g finely chopped kale
    • 60g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
    • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (optional)
    • 1 egg white
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
    • 1 teaspoon honey

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 3. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
    2. Whisk flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl.
    3. Blend apple sauce and kale together in a blender until smooth, about 30 seconds.
    4. Beat sugar, butter, egg white and vanilla together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir kale mixture, oil and honey into butter mixture. Stir flour mixture into kale mixture until dough is just mixed; fold in chocolate chips. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking tray.
    5. Bake in the preheated until edges are slightly hardened, 10 to 12 minutes.

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    These were so yummy! I was looking for a chocolate treat that was healthy, and these did the trick! To improve nutritional quality I used whole wheat flour and a natural zero calorie sweetener to replace the sugar. Besides the small bit of butter, these "cookies" are very filling and relatively healthy. As far as taste, I call these "cake cookies," because they are like perfectly bite size pieces of moist chocolate cake. They were not as "cookie" like but I found that enjoyable. Overall an easy, yummy, and healthy alternative to standard cookie or cake making. ---And by the way, in case you're concerned--- when eating the cookies you cannot even tell there is kale. It just adds tons of nutrients!  -  20 Jan 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We absolutely loved was a great way to begin eating "healthy" again after indulging during the holidays!!!  -  11 Jan 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I doubled the recipe and made 24 mini muffins, baked for 12 minutes. Used coconut sugar and half whole wheat flour, these are great!  -  13 May 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)