The absolute best chocolate chip cookies in the world are from Subway! No joke! They are perfectly gooey and taste amazing.
When I worked at JC Penney in the mall, I would get cookies with my meal once or twice a week. I remember saving one in my purse and finding it the next day during church! That’s almost better than finding money in your back pocket instead of a chunk of lint.
But let’s state the obvious when it comes to cookies – they’re terrible for you! Yes, the sugar and flour make you fat, but what about all the preservatives and chemicals found in Subway cookies? Those don’t just pack on the pounds, but cause things like diabetes, cancer, ADD, asthma, and much, much more.
Take a look at the Subway chocolate chip cookie ingredient list:
Enriched bleached flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, semi-sweet chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla), margarine (palm oil, butter, water, salt, mono- and diglycerides, natural flavor, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene), eggs, water, molasses, baking soda, salt, natural and artificial flavor.
Definitely not as bad as some ingredient lists that I’ve seen. But the flour, margarine, soy, sugar (probably from GMO sugar beets), and “flavors” definitely aren’t things that you want to be eating.
For us, the hardest part about cleaning up our diet has being actually finding stuff to eat. No seriously, we felt like we couldn’t eat anything from the grocery store (which is mostly true). The American food supply has been tainted with loads of chemicals, hormones, and antibiotics. The worst part of it all is that junk food is addicting!
Tara has a great article on overcoming junk food addictions.
Now, if we’ve got a hankering for a Pizookie (ice cream on top of a warm cookie, AKA the best thing ever), we’ve got the tools in our arsenal to make it – but without the guilt or the extra pounds. Or cancer.
To make your grains easier to digest and to get the most nutrients out of them, you can soak, ferment, or sprout your grains. Doing this breaks down anti-nutrients like phytic acid, increases available nutrients, and starts breaking down the gluten and starches in the grain.
The bad thing about sprouted flour is that it tends to make your baked goods really dense, and the different taste can screw up recipes. Which is one reason why it took at least 5 variations of this recipe to get it right!
Okay I’m done chatting, let’s get on to the reason why you guys are here! Enjoy this sprouted flour chocolate chip recipe!
- ½ Cup raw honey
- ½ Cup Sucanat
- 1 ¼ Cup room temperature pastured butter
- 1 Teaspoon real vanilla
- 1 pastured egg
- 2 ¼ Cup sprouted wheat flour
- ½ Teaspoon unrefined sea salt
- ¼ Teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
- ¼ Teaspoon baking soda
- 1 C chocolate chips (Enjoy Life is a good brand!)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Mix together honey, Sucanat, butter, vanilla, and egg in stand mixer until well combined.
- In separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
- Add in dry ingredients and mix together. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
- Spoon small chunks of dough onto cookie sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes. I like my cookies gooey so I take them out as soon as the edges start to turn golden brown and let the cookie sheet bake the rest.
- After a couple of minutes, transfer to cooling rack.
- Eat half of them and tell everyone the recipe only made a dozen ;)
- Store in air tight container.
Erin and Cameron Smith, owners of Eat Real Stay Sane, teach people how to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes eating real food, eliminating toxins, and overcoming chronic illness. The secret for them has been to cook homemade substitutes of foods they like – but with healthy ingredients. Get their free ebook, “17 Guilty Pleasure Recipes Without the Guilt.” You can follow them on Facebook and Pinterest.