Saturday, February 19, 2011


Today I attempted making my regular blondies with half the fat and sugar. I announced to my husband that half the sugar was replaced with splenda, all the brown sugar was replaced with silan, half the oil(which used to be margarine, but I stopped using that a year ago) was replaced with apple sauce, half the white flour was replaced with whole wheat flour. I then agreed with him that if they came out edible it would be miraculous. Then we tasted them and couldn't believe how good they were. Now I am going to be honest and say that they tasted a little more like chocolate chip cake than chocolate chip blondies however they were so good. 2 of my 3 kids tried them and loved them. I rarely make this cookie recipe into cookies mostly out of laziness however I think they might make soft cookies. I'll give it a try next time.

So here is my healthier version of Nestle Toll House Cookies:

1/4 C. plus 1/8 C. Splenda
1/4 C. plus 1/8 C. Sugar
3/4 C. Silan (Date Syrup)
1/4 C. plus 1/8 C. Apple Sauce
1/4 C. plus 1/8 C. Canola Oil
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/4 C. White Flour
1 C. Wheat Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 bag Chocolate Chips

Mix Splenda, sugar, silan, apple sauce, canola oil and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time. Add flours, salt and baking soda. Mix well. Add chocolate chips. Bake in 9x13 pan at 350 for 20-30 minutes(if it wiggles when you shake the pan you need to cook it more). If making cookies bake 8 minutes.

I would also like to add that this is my first time using silan and I was very pleasantly surprised. I am curious to hear how you use silan and at what equivalent. After today's experiment you can expect to see it showing up more in my recipes.


Anonymous said...

I am so with you about the healthier food. Kol Hakavod for healthy-izing (okay not a real word, but whatever . . .). I have added you to my kosher blogger list on my blog (and, btw, how do you know Dvora Rotter?)

You might want to try my oatmeal whole wheat cookie--you could probably sub some applesauce for some of the oil and some splenda for some of the sugar, but they are not so bad as is.

Arica said...

Hi pragmaticattic! Glad you like the blog! Thanks for adding me to your blogroll! I have looked at your blog and while I still need to dig through I can see I will be looking at it regularly.
Dvora is a friend, neighbor and as she likes to say, a future relative as my son and her daughter decided they were getting married at the age of 3.
I'll give the cookies a try soon-keep your eyes out for them on my blog!