November 23, 2021

Chocolate Chip Cookies with a fibre hit

chocoalte chip cookies cooling on a rack

Whole wheat flour is not a whole grain flour, by adding wheat germ that whole wheat flour becomes a whole grain flour.

This is one of my favourite recipes for chocolate chip cookies, I love the crunch and the fact that one cookie has 2 grams of fibre.

½ cup (125 mL) canola oil
½ cup (125 mL) dark brown sugar, packed
¼ cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
1 omega-3 eggs
1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
1 ¼ cup (310 mL) whole wheat flour

1 tbsp (15 mL) natural wheat germ
½ tsp. (2 mL) baking soda

½ tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon

½ cup (125 mL) Kellogg’s Bran Bud™

½ cup (125 mL) chocolate chips, at least 60% cocoa mass OR chocolate chunks

  1. Make sure that the rack in your oven is in the middle.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a rimless cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl beat together with a wooden spoon or a mixer the oil, brown sugar and granulated sugar. It is going to look like wet sand.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla till fluffy. It will look more like caramel sauce now. The magic of emulsification via the egg.
  5. Stir in whole wheat flour, wheat germ, baking soda and cinnamon mixing thoroughly. Add chocolate chips or chunks and Bran Buds™ to batter and stir in thoroughly. The dough is very stiff, feel free to knead or mix it with your hands.
  6. Drop about one heaping tablespoonful of dough onto prepared baking sheet and lightly press down. For all you Types A personalities that would be about ½ inch (1 cm) thick.
  7. Bake on middle rack of oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven while centers are still slightly soft. Cool on baking sheet until set, about 1-2 minutes, before transferring cookies to a rack to cool.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

Makes 20 – 3 inch (8 cm) wide cookies One serving = One big cookie

One cookie contains: 141 Calories, 8 g Total Fat, 1.6 g Sat Fat, 0 g Trans Fat, 50 mg Sodium, 17.1 g Carbs, 2 g Fiber, 10.1 g Sugar, 2 g Protein

Recipe is from Healthy Starts Here (Whitecap 2011)


8 Comments on “Chocolate Chip Cookies with a fibre hit

Celestine Ganie
November 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Hi Mairlyn! Welcome back!!!

I am anxious to try this new recipe but will have to pick up some Bran Buds first. I still make the chocolate “After School Cookies”, a recipe that your son developed.

Also a big fan of the High Fibre Muffins, which I made for years.

I look forward to hearing about more recipes.

December 2, 2021 at 5:25 pm

So glad to here.
Have you seen Peace, Love and Fibre my latest book? It’s loaded with fibre rish recipes.

Michelle Greenwood
November 23, 2021 at 6:41 pm

Do you think the recipe would work with an egg substitute?

December 2, 2021 at 5:24 pm

it does – its bit harder but it does work
Peace, love and fibre,

Claire Cascone
November 23, 2021 at 11:56 pm

Thank you so much for this recipe, Mairlyn.
I will definitely be making them.

December 2, 2021 at 5:24 pm

hope you love them asd much as we do.
Peace, love and fibre,

Lynne Foley
December 2, 2021 at 4:25 pm

Hi Marilyn. Are you sure that whole wheat flour is not already a whole grain? According to the whole grain council website: Words you may see on packages What they mean
whole grain [name of grain]
whole wheat
whole [other grain]
stoneground whole [grain]
brown rice
oats, oatmeal (including old-fashioned oatmeal, instant oatmeal)
YES — Contains all parts of the grain, so you’re getting all the nutrients of the whole grain.
I feel very confused now. I don’t mind adding extra fibre but just interested in learning about this.

December 2, 2021 at 5:23 pm

Whole wheat flour is not a whole grain unless it says its stone ground or it says contains the germ.
I think when the counsil says whole wheat they arent refering to the flour, they are talking about the actual kernel.
Hope that helps,
Peace, love and fibre,


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