Father’s Day. It’s coming. Except in my case, I call it Pop’s Day, cuz that’s what I call my dad. I can’t really send him flowers or a little piece of jewelry like I can my mother on her special day. He no longer needs ties and has more tools, shirts and logo baseball hats than he can ever use. So what do I send my old man to let him know how special he is? Bake him a batch of (healthy) vegan chocolate chip cookies that feature his favorite flavors.
Can’t find stevia-sweetened, vegan chocolate chips in your store? You can purchase Lily’s Sweets brand chips in individual bags or (as I do) in massive quantities, here. I like to use coconut sugar in these, but you can also use brown sugar if that’s what you have on hand.
Pop’s Chocolate Chip Cookies w/ Grapefruit & Anise
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 25
- Yield: 12 1x
Make these unusual cookies for your dad on his day – or for your own enjoyment. Grapefruit and chocolate really works!
- 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats or rolled oats that have been lightly pulsed in a food processor
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. anise seeds, crushed with a mortar & pestle or processed in a spice grinder
- 1/4 tsp. anise seeds, left whole
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 4 Tbsp. aquafaba (a.k.a. the water from a can of white or cannellini beans)
- 4 Tbsp. fresh grapefruit juice w/ pulp
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2–3 tsp. grapefruit zest
- 1/3 cup stevia-sweetened vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 375-degrees F.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda and ground and whole anise seeds.
- In a large bowl, cream the coconut sugar, tahini, aquafaba, grapefruit juice, vanilla extract and grapefruit zest until smooth.
- Mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients and stir in the chocolate chips. Drop dough by large spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Wet the bottom of a glass to gently flatten the cookies. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes on the baking pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- I do not add salt to this recipe because the water from the canned beans is salty enough. If you are using bean water from unsalted beans, add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the recipe.
- Serving Size: 6
- Calories: 339
- Sugar: 31
- Sodium: 224
- Fat: 10
- Saturated Fat: 3
- Unsaturated Fat: 6
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 60
- Protein: 6
- Cholesterol: 0
Great idea, I never know what to get my dad, cookies never fail!
I love that you put grapefruit in the mix! Love, love!
My mouth is watering. I live too far away to cook for my Dad so I’m a little jealous.
I can’t even imagine what these flavors taste like together… Ergo, I suppose you’ll have to send me a batch! 🙂 I know I didn’t raise you, or anyone else, but still, it’s Pop’s day LOL
Love the idea of Grapefruit in these…. it is absolutely one of my favourite flavours. I’m sure you Pop will love them!
Gorgeous pictures! They look so hearty and delicious. Beautiful recipe.
Those look so hearty and delicious. Beautiful recipe and photos!
Just found your blog! What a great touch with the anise and grapefruit- talk about unique flavour! Yum!
Aha! I knew you had a healthied up chocolate chip recipe up your sleeve!
What a great gift! And so many lovely flavors- the anise, maple, grapefruit, vanilla- sounds like your dad is one lucky fellow! 🙂
Your photos are lovely, and what a wonderful Father’s Day gift. These would go down very well with my dad, I’m sure!
Amazing and creative!
What an interesting combination of flavors!
Yum! Your dad is a lucky guy 🙂
These cookies look fantastic! What a cute way to celebrate Pop’s day my friend 😀
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What perfect chocolate chip cookies, they have such amazing flavors… Must be delicious! Great gift for father’s day 🙂
I would have never thought about this combination!! It sounds oddly delicious. One time I made a smoothie and decided to put an entire grapefruit (peel and all) into the blender..it came out so sour I couldn’t finish it. It was a sad day when I had to waste it.
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gorgeous as always, annie!
Lovely recipe 🙂 I’m currently trying to figure out what exactly I’m going to bake for my dad…you are so on the ball!
Gorgeous! I wish I could bake my dad a batch of cookies (come to think of it maybe I can?) – these look yummy Ann!
This is great… do you know I ALWAYS bake my Dad stuff for Father’s Day, Birthdays etc… he has a bit of a sweet tooth and loves any kinda of cookie/cake/slice… plus I enjoy it too – win & win. Bet your Pop will be tickled pink 🙂
I saw these on facebook and immediately got up to snack – that’s how much of an effect they had 🙂 They look and sound lovely, you’ve got one v lucky pop…
I call my dad Pop too…. 🙂 I was the only kid who didn’t say “dad” growing up, and all my friends thought it was weird.
I’d like to try this for Sunday. My dad has some health issues and it’ll be good to give him something healthy and delicious. I’m sure he’ll like these. THanks!!!
MMMMM,..What an unusual combo of fine ingredinets but these cookies look so lovely!
I love the idea of adding grapefruit zest to a chocolate chip cookie recipe! Never thought of that one–must try it ASAP! 🙂
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