Fat-free Baking: Yes you can!

Although our baking kits were already vegan, we wanted them to be suitable for even more squeaky-clean plant-based diets, so we began experimenting with alternatives to oil in our recipes!

Why fat-free?

Heart Disease continues to take more and more lives every day. The most common form, Coronary Artery Disease, occurs when the coronary arteries, the vessels that supply the heart with blood, are hardened and clogged by plaque. This occurs because of excess amounts of LDL (bad) cholesterol in our blood. The standard American diet promotes LDL cholesterol, and is essentially rendering westerners hopeless in terms of heart health- or so we thought.

Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, a former gold medalist and surgeon, has found the solution- in fact, a very simple one. In order to prevent, as well as reverse heart disease, all you have to do is follow a plant based diet, and exclude excess fats.

“We  should be aiming much higher: at arresting coronary artery disease altogether, even reversing its course… The key is plant-based nutrition.”

―Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD

How do you make it without adding fat?

The idea is simple: replace oil with wholesome fruit puree. We tried combinations using some common ones: banana, apple, and date.

We made one version with just a banana. The cookies looked and tasted great, but the texture was a bit spongy, so we modified the recipe to make an absolutely delicious banana bread!

Next, we used apple sauce. The cookies turned out really cakey and “poofed up,” but tasted amazing.

The texture was best with date syrup (We used one by Date Lady). The cookies were ooey and gooey, just like our cookies with oil – the winner so far.

You can make your own date sauce by soaking dried dates in water then processing it in a blender.

oil-free chocolate chip cookie with date syrup

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