Peanut Butter Oat Cookies
A healthy take on classic peanut butter cookies. These cookies are fiber and protein packed. They are vegan and gluten-free, which makes them great for those with allergies. They make a great snack or dessert, and are even healthy enough to eat for breakfast!
Dark chocolate has great health benefits. A 100g bar of dark chocolate with 70-85% cocoa contains more than half your iron and magnesium for the day. Dark chocolate is also full of antioxidants, improves brain function, and lower blood pressure!
- 1 cup of gluten-free oat flour
- 1/2 cup of organic natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup of organic coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
- Organic dark chocolate chips or raw cacao nibs
- Blend oats in a blender to create the oat flour.
- Add in the sugar, baking soda, and vanilla extract.
- Melt the coconut oil and peanut butter, and then add that as well. The mixture becomes very thick, so add a tiny splash of water to help the mixture blend smoothly. You still want the mixture thick, so only add a few drops of water at a time.
- Once blended, add desired amount of dark chocolate.
- Cool mixture in the fridge for 10 minutes while the oven preheats to 350 degrees.
- Form dough into small balls and press with your hand. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the cookies on.
- Cook for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
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