Nearly everyone loves chocolate chip cookies but many people are looking for healthier alternatives to treat themselves. Low in sugar, dairy-free and easy to make, these MIA chocolate chip cookies are a great way to enjoy a classic treat in a healthier way.

 

INGREDIENTS

Makes 18 cookies:

1 ¼ cups (150g) white whole wheat flour

◆  ½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

◆ ½ teaspoon fine salt

◆  ½ cup (105g) virgin coconut oil (room temperature in solid form)

◆  ½ cup (77g) coconut or white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg and 1 egg yolk (room temperature)

¾ cup (130g) MIA dark chocolate

 

         

           

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1) Preheat oven to 350°F (177° C).

2) In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

3) In a separate bowl, beat the coconut oil and coconut sugar with an electric mixer until they are combined (about 2 min).

4) Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla to #3.

5) Use a mixer at low speed to gradually incorporate the flour mixture (#2) into #4.

6) Cut the chocolate into chips. Then stir them into the dough #5.

7) Divide the dough into balls of about 1 ½ teaspoons and drop them onto baking sheets.

8) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool the cookies on the baking tray for 2 minutes. Then place them on a cooling rack until they reach room temperature.

Enjoy the cookies at room temperature for up to 3 days!

 

Home made ice cream takes some time to prepare but it is well worth it. Not only can you use much less sugar than store brands, you can also add your favourite seasonal flavours once you are familiar with the process. The MIA Vanilla Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe contains 1/3 the sugar recommended for a standard ice cream. This healthier recipe allows the natural sweetness of the cream to come through and gives the other flavours room to shine.

 

INGREDIENTS

Makes 4-6 servings:

4 egg yolks

◆  250 ml milk

250 ml cream

◆  50 g sugar

◆  1 vanilla pod

75g MIA chocolate

 

       

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1) Heat milk in a pot until just below boiling 2) Steep vanilla pod in milk for 20 min

3) In a bowl , mix egg yolks and sugar until they become as thick as a sauce

4) Remove vanilla pod, cut it lengthwise and scrape seeds into the milk

5) Add the milk to the egg yolk mixture and heat slowly (do not boil) until it thickens into a custard

6) Let the custard cool and then stir in the cream

7) Leave the mixture overnight in the fridge (also freeze your ice cream machine tub)

8) Cut chocolate into small chips

9) Combine the chocolate chips and ice cream mixture in an ice cream machine and churn until thick

10) Freeze and enjoy!