*Just a little sidenote – The words highlighted in pink are the links that I am sharing to the recipes, just in case you wanted to find the original recipes 🙂 *
These cookies are beyond delicious! They are gooey and fudgy and chocolaty and peanut buttery! It’s so hard to stop after eating one. I found the recipe for Vegan Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies on Fitnessista’s blog and I have been making them almost every week to share with others. Once you buy the ingredients you don’t have to continue to buy them every time you make them so it’s nice to have the ingredients on hand if an occasion comes up or just a sweet tooth.
The ingredients list is pretty long but quite easy to throw together. In a large bowl you mix the dry ingredients, 2 cups of almond meal, 1 cup of oats (I’ve used both gluten free oats and old fashioned oats, both come out the same), 1/4 cup of peanut butter and milk chocolate mixed chips, 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp of baking soda and baking powder along with a pinch of salt.
When all the dry ingredients are mixed together, use a smaller bowl to mix the wet ingredients. Stir together 1/4 cup of peanut butter, 1 tsp of vanilla, 3/4 tsp of pure maple syrup, 6 oz of cinnamon applesauce (or I’ve used unsweetened applesauce and put in a 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon), 2 heaping tbsp of ground flax. Mix all these so they are combined.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients making sure the batter is moist. It will seem dense which is exactly how it should be.
Use a 1/4 of a cup measuring spoon to measure out the cookies onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking oil. Push down the cookies so they are not a high mountain, they will not spread when cooking so they can be placed close together. Put the baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
When the cookies are done they will seem soft but once they cool down they will harden up. I recommend keeping the cookies in tupperware or ziplock bags in the refrigerator.
Even for being a healthier cookie my niece and nephew loved the chocolaty goodness of them.