I just lately made a giant batch of peanut butter cookies for a fundraiser, which solely made me need to bake some for myself. I all the time consider oatmeal, or peanut butter cookies, because the “wholesome” ones. However I needed to dig deeper. How may I flip them into one thing my physique actually loves me to eat?
I’ve made the flourless cookies earlier than, and they’re fairly good. However I’ve been experimenting with varied forms of flour, and with utilizing dates to sweeten the meals I make.
This recipe is mainly a plant-based cookie. The feel is sort of completely different, kind of a cross between a cookie and a muffin, which didn’t make me really feel badly for consuming 1, (or 2) for breakfast. The mixed idea is sort of a cronut, however the sound of mookie, or cuffin simply doesn’t roll off the tongue the way in which cronut does.
No matter we name it, the flavour and texture are each pleasurable, although just a little completely different. The cookies are moist, however crumbly. Darkish chocolate chips, and/or toasted nuts might be added for much more taste and texture. I’ll strive walnuts within the subsequent batch.
These are nice for breakfast and snack-time, they usually definitely include substances our our bodies are pleased with. It feels good to like the meals we eat, but nourish our our bodies with the wholesome vitamins present in oats, dates, and peanut butter.
Take pleasure in meals made contemporary!
Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Cookie Chews
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup date paste, produced from 10 to 12 dates
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Mix oats in a highspeed blender on excessive till floor right into a textured flour. Add baking powder and stir to mix.
Put together date paste by soaking pitted dates in heat water for about 20 minutes. Drain, and add to a highspeed blender. Pulse on excessive till easy. A tablespoon or two of water could also be added to loosen the combination.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir collectively date paste and peanut butter till easy. Combine within the vanilla. Add oat flour combination and stir till all substances are properly mixed.
Scoop out dough and roll into 8 balls. Place on the ready cookie sheet about 2 inches aside.
Use the tines of a fork and make a crosshatch design atop every ball of cookie dough, mashing barely.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Makes 8 cookies.
ANGELINA LARUE is a meals author, recipe developer and creator of “The Complete Enchilada Contemporary and Nutritious Southwestern Delicacies.”