I was in the mood for some peanut butter cookies, but looking at recipes on the internet just called for peanut butter and sugar. Sure, simple… but not healthy. And you already know, I am all about that healthy. So of course, I decided to do some experimentation in the kitchen and came up with not only a delicious and nutritious peanut cookie, but I also came up with it’s cousin chocolate peanut butter cookie. And ya’ll, I was taken aback about how freaking good it was. I mean so dense, moist AND chewy… Just what I needed. And honestly, it’s just what you need. That’s why I’m sharing it with you guys. You know I love ya’ll!
Now. Let’s. Get. Started.
1 Cup Oatmeal Flour
2 Tbsp of Peanut Butter (Make sure to use a peanut butter w/ minimal ingredients I use Justins Peanut Butter)
4 Pitted Dates
1/4 of Maple Syrup
Chocolate Chips, Cacao Nibs, Nuts etc. (Optional) I love me some chocolate chips and nuts so I made a batch w/ toppings and a batch w/o.
For Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies add 1/4 Cocoa or Cacao Powder to the batch.
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
Step 1: Put oat flour in a bowl. (You can make oat flour by blending oats in a blender.)
Step 2: Add in Peanut Butter, Maple Syrup, Banana and Blended Dates to the Oat Flour.
Step 3: Use a potato masher to smash the banana into the mixture until it is well blended. Or you can blend the banana and pour it into the mix.
Step 4: Since the mixture will be dense (cookie dough like) you will need to either wet or oil your hands so that you can mix up all the ingredients with your hands without getting too messy.
Step 5: Once all the ingredients are mixed well, add in your optional ingredients if you like. Then again mix in those additional ingredients into your mix until they are evenly dispersed.
Step 6: Next, grease your pan and take a small handful of dough and mold it into a shape of a cookie (as the cookie will bake as it is molded). I made mine into 4 medium/ large thick cookies.
Step 7: Place your cookies on the greased pan and then bake them for 15 minutes on 350 degrees.
Step 8: Let the cookies cool off then eat!
Will make 4 medium large sized cookies.
Don’t eat all of them like I did!!! Moderation is key!
So make them, bake them, eat them and tell me how you liked them! Happy Healthy Eating.
xoxo Fitty Fattys