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March 4, 2015

Healthy, gluten free and vegan chocolate chip hazelnut cookies made with molasses and banana

Sunde, glutenfri og veganske chocolate chip cookies med hasselnødder lavet med melasse og banan

Healthy, gluten free and vegan chocolate chip hazelnut cookies made with molasses and banana

Until recently I had no clue what molasses was. Chips? Grease? Starch? Fats? No clue. At all. All I knew was that you added it to some baked goods. Which also meant I thought they was completely unhealthy.


Indtil for nylig havde jeg absolut ingen anelse om, hvad melasse er. Fedtstof? Stivelse? Sukker? Det eneste jeg vidste var, at man tit brugte det i søde sager. Så helt naturligt måtte det jo være noget værre skidt.

Healthy, gluten free and vegan chocolate chip hazelnut cookies made with molasses and banana

But then one of my favourite bloggers Sara from My New Roots posted a recipe on healthy ginger bread cookies including a very informative and well written explanation on what molasses are. Seriously, read the post! I learned so much from it. It turns out molasses is actually way healthier than so many other sweeteners (ahh, Josefine thinks, so molasses is a kind of sweetener). It is full of nutrient and has a very low GI index, which means it doesn’t affect your blood sugar as much as ordinary sugar does. Win!

So before you could say “molasses” I had bought a big jar of it.


Men så skrev en af mine yndlingsbloggere Sara fra My New Roots en helt genial post om brunekagemænd og melasse. Seriøst læs den! Den var SÅ informativ. Det viser dig nemlig, at melasse slet ikke er så slemt igen. Tvært imod. Det er langt sundere end så mange andre sødemidler (aaah, tænker Josefine, så det er et sødemiddel). Det er fuld af næringsstoffer og har et meget lav GI, hvilket betyder, at det har mindre indflydelse på dit blodsukker. Win!

Så før du kunne sige ”melasse” havde jeg opsnuset mig et stort glas.

Healthy, gluten free and vegan chocolate chip hazelnut cookies made with molasses and banana

I have a weakness for chewy well-baked cookies. Any kind to be honest, but especially the rather rustic ones with oats, chocolate and hazelnuts. So I knew just what to make with those molasses. Here we go!


Jeg har en svaghed for gode, chewy cookies. Egentlig hvilke som helst cookies, men alle aller helst de mere rustikke nogen med havregryn, chokolade og hasselnødder. Så jeg vidste lige akkurat hvad det glas skulle bruges til. Here we go!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 15 cookies

Healthy, vegan and gluten free chocolat chip cookies with hazelnuts


  • 75 g. (1/3 cup) margarine (or organic butter for non-vegan kind), softened
  • 50 g. banana (1/2 big banana)
  • 2 tbsp. dark molasses
  • 1 cup (240mL) gluten free oats
  • 1 cup (240mL/ 130g.) buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 200ªC / 390°F
  2. Beat together margarine, banana and molasses with an electric beater.
  3. In another bowl mix oats, buckwheat flour and baking powder. Stir into the batter.
  4. Chop hazelnuts and chocolate and mix it into the dough.
  5. Using a tablespoon shape the cookies and place them on a baking sheet with baking paper. The cookies do not spread so make sure you shape them already here.
  6. Bake until golden brown (time differs a lot, so make sure you check them - mine took 10-12 minutes)

14 responses to “Healthy Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies, vegan, gluten free”

  1. I have a weakness for rustic cookies too. Especially for these ones, gosh, those whole hazelnuts!
    Funny story: I thought I have never tried molasses for a long time, then it turned out my grandmother bakes often with it…I think I should buy some soonish too ;)

  2. Kathryn says:

    Ooo these look and sound so deilcious, thanks for sharing : )


  3. Haha, yes molasses isnt something you hear very often is it! I actually have a jar in my kitchen that needs to be used up – these cookies sound like the perfect solution!

  4. I loooove molassas, especially blackstrap! It adds the most lovely deep, intense flavor to bread too :) I think you’d appreciate my English help – “molasses” is the whole thing i.e. it’s not molass and you just always say it plural. So, your sentence should read “I had no idea what molasses WAS” :) I hope you’re having a lovely weekend!!

  5. caileejoy says:

    YUM!! These look amazing!! I’m sure I’d love them! BTW, I’ve made your chocolate avocado cookies multiple times now… can I just say that you are a genius?!! Seriously healthy and delicious recipe!! LOVE it!

  6. Denise says:

    Dear Josefin,

    I just discovered your blog and I’m in love with your recipes! So many must-trys!
    I love cookies with buckwheat flour and these sound so delicious. I will definitely try them :)


  7. Mary Frances says:

    Rustic cookies are where it is all at! Chewy and filled with stick with ya ingredients makes my happy :) I don’t know that much about molasses except I use it in gingerbread – I need to do my research! While eating these cookies of course … these are good for the thinking, yes?? :)

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