Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips Cookies

If you want a cookie that’s a little healthier than the average peanut butter chocolate chip sugary treat, then this is the recipe for you! Inspired by the recipe at MinimalistBaker.com. And, it’s just in time for the holidays! So skip those Christmas, holiday cookies, the ones chock full of butter, flour, and sugar, and try these instead. 

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Serves 24
These cookies are great as a substitute for the overly sweet ones full of sugar, flour, and dairy. But they also work as a wonderful post-exercise treat.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup dates, packed and pitted (soaked in hot water for 10 minutes, then drained)
  2. 1 medium ripe banana, chopped
  3. 4 tablespoons unsweetened creamy peanut butter
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 cup almond meal (ground from raw almonds)
  7. 1 cup rolled oats
  8. 1/2 cup (dairy free) semisweet chocolate chips (60% cacao)
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or blender, add softened dates and pulse until small bits remain.
  2. Add the chopped banana and peanut butter, and process until combined into a creamy, banana-y mixture, scraping down the sides as needed.
  3. Add the vanilla, salt, and almond meal and pulse until combined. Add the rolled oats and pulse until a loose dough is formed.
  4. Scrape dough into a mixing bowl. Add more almond meal or oats, if the dough is too sticky.
  5. Add in chocolate and combine it into the mixture, then chill dough for 10 minutes and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. On a parchment lined baking sheet, scoop out a full tablespoon to form each cookie. And gently pat the dough to form a nicely shaped cookie.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown and somewhat firm to the touch. Aim to undertake so they're tender and chewy.
  8. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then transfer cookies to a plate or cooling rack. Serve immediately.
  9. Store leftovers in an airtight container for several days.
Adapted from Minimalist Baker
Adapted from Minimalist Baker
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