Lots of goodies in today's post!
First off, these addictive (healthy-delicious) Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies. These cookies are grain free and naturally sweetened -- using sticky sweet Natural Delights Medjool dates. And there are only three main ingredients.
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Medjool dates act as both the sweetener and binder in this vegan, egg-free recipe. By soaking the dates they take on a wonderful sticky, fiber-ful texture and add so much to these cookies! I love the natural date sweetness combined with rich nutty peanut butter.
Before baking.. (The dough is really tasty, you can totally eat it raw or chill it in the fridge for no-bake cookies.)
I love these cookies served slightly warm, alongside a glass of chilled almond milk..
Add vegan chocolate chips if you'd like..
Naturally Sweet. I love experimenting with no-sugar-added dessert recipes using Natural Delights Medjool dates. This one was a winner!.. (Seriously, I have made three batches of these in the past few weeks.
Just three. All you need (with a few optional ingredients like vanilla extract, cinnamon...)
* Peanut butter (or almond or sun butter)
* Coconut flour (I DIY-ed mine using coconut shreds)
* Natural Delights Medjool dates
Peanut Butter Treat. These cookies are perfect as an after dinner nibble, on-the-go sweet snack or used as a fun topping to crumble over top a big bowl of banana ice cream. (..Yum, that is actually a great idea, how have I not tried that yet. Next time!)
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Easy Grain-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
These super easy and healthy peanut butter cookies are made using coconut, Medjool dates and creamy-delicious peanut butter. So easy and delicious!
- 10-12 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted and soaked for at least 20 minutes in hot water (blends into about 2/3 cup date paste)
- 1/3 cup salted peanut butter (crunchy or creamy) -- almond butter or sun butter works too!
- 1 cup coconut flour (I DIY-ed my flour, see below for details)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 3/4 tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar (optional)
- 2 tsp warm water, as needed
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- Optional add-in: 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
- Optional date-paste add-in: 1-3 Tbsp water (if needed)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- DIY coconut flour: I made my own coconut flour by blending low-fat coconut shreds in my Vitamix from low to high until a fine powder formed.
- To make date paste: add all the pitted/soaked/drained Medjool dates to a high speed blender. start blending from low to high, scraping down the sides ever minute or so. Add in 1-2 Tbsp water if needed to blend -- this is usually needed if your dates were extra dry or did not soak long enough. Note: Your paste does not need to be perfectly smooth and creamy - it can be slightly lumpy if you don't mind those textures in your cookies. Another tip: If you don't mind adding oil, you can add 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil to the date paste to help smooth things out and make it a bit richer.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the date paste and the peanut butter. Then fold in any optional ingredients like the vanilla extract and vinegar and baking powder combo. (The vinegar and baking powder make your cookies a bit fluffier.) Now fold in the coconut flour. If your dough feels a bit too thick or dry, you can fold in the optional 2 tsp warm water. The dough should be similar to a traditional cookie dough, with a bit more texture. Finally, fold in the optional chocolate chips.
- Roll your dough into balls and place on the baking sheet. Press down on the cookies with a fork, in a criss cross design.
- Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes.
- Serve warm and store leftovers in the fridge or freezer. These are super as grab-n-go snacks or healthy dessert nibbles. I love them with cold almond milk.
Yield: 12 cookiesPrep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 11 mins.
Total time: 26 mins.Tags: cookies,dates,peanut butter,dessert,east,gluten free, grain free
I hope you enjoy these cookies!
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Watch my cookie-making video too..
If you love Medjool dates just as much as I do, check out.. My 12 Favorite Medjool Date Recipes!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Natural Delights Medjool Dates, but all opinions are my own.