Vegan Peanut Cookies (GF)

I wanted to bake something vegan friendly to take into work and a quick Google search lead me to this useful article on Jamie Oliver’s website. I was instantly drawn to the peanut butter cookies as I’ve had a bit of a thing about peanuts recently and kept my fingers crossed that they’d be a popular choice. I was pretty excited to see that not only were they vegan but they were gluten free too!

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

They were tasty with a nice crunch and crumble. They seemed to go down well with everyone but I kept a couple at home and they definitely didn’t last long!

Ingredients: (Makes 12 large cookies or 18 smaller cookies)

  • 125 g  of coconut oil
  • 125 g of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125g) of peanut butter
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds mixed with 3 tbsp of water, left to stand for 10 minutes
  • 225 g of gluten free plain flour
  • 50 g of raw peanuts or almonds (I used flaked almonds)

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a couple of baking trays with baking paper.
  3. With an electric (or handheld) whisk, beat the coconut oil and brown sugar until light and creamy.
  4. Add the peanut butter, vanilla and chia seed mix until the well combined and smooth.
  5. Fold in the flour and nuts until well mixed.
  6. Spoon the mixture onto the lined tray and flatten them slightly into more of a cookie shape.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and then leave to cool on cooling racks.
  8. Eat and enjoy!
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