Eureka! I finally found it. A gluten-free vegan cookie recipe that actually tastes good. Just when I was starting to lose hope and give myself over to the magic powers of butter, sugar and eggs!
GF cookies www.nestinthewest.comCookies and coffee are my absolute favourite snack. I’ve been missing out while trying to stick to the 21 Day Fix eating plan. Don’t get me wrong, there are heaps of healthy recipes out there, but lots call for unusual ingredients that can cost a small fortune, or just end up flavourless. I’m so happy to have stumbled across this recipe and hope you’ll give it a try too.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
(slightly adapted from The Gluten Free Vegan)

No need to pull out your mixer for this one. Just gather these ingredients and a couple of bowls.

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (whip oats in a blender to make this)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (I like the mini size) (use vegan ones if you like)

GF cookies www.nestinthewest.comPreheat oven to 350 F degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, mix the oats, oat flour, cinnamon baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In a larger bowl, combine peanut butter, melted coconut oil, honey, applesauce and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and stir well. Add in the chocolate chips.
Drop by teaspoons onto lined cookie sheet. These don’t spread so give them a little press down if they’re a mound. Bake for 15 minutes. The cookies are a little soft when fresh out of the oven so let them cool on the pan before removing. Store in an airtight container. Makes 20.
GF cookies www.nestinthewest.comNow excuse me while I enjoy some guilt-free cookie goodness!

2 Comments on Good, healthy cookies

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love cookies and gorged myself on a bag of totally unhealthy chocolate chip cookies just last week. Your recipe is an absolute godsend. I can’t wait to make them!

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