I try to make up for my sometimes debilitating weakness for sweet things by sneaking in healthier substitutes for some of the ingredients, such as wholemeal flour or brown sugar, or replacing part of the flour with soy flour for added protein. Often, and happily for me, the results are tastier than their white-flour alternatives. As I consider chocolate nutritious anyway, it shows up twice in this recipe 😉

  • 2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, brown or white
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 175C
  2. Cream, with a handmixer, the butter and sugar till whitish and fluffy
  3. Add vanilla and eggs, continue to beat
  4. In a separate bowl, sieve together the flour, baking powder and soda and cocoa
  5. Add the cocoa-flour mixture to the wet ingredients gradually, blend till done
  6. Stir the walnuts and chocolate chips into batter
  7. By spoonfuls, drop onto a Pam-ed baking tray, patting it down with wetted fingers if needed
  8. Bake 11 to 12 minutes.