Crispy oat and cocao cookies with sweet peanut butter topping // Vegan

Sometimes you just want a little something special for your sweet tooth. Today i found some vegan chocolate chip cookies at a health shop in town, and they were so good! But looking at the ingredients i realised, i could make something like this myself. So i did. I went straight home with an idea in my mind of the product i knew i wanted to end up with. So i tried and tried, and ended up making these bad boys.A simple yet fantastic recipe, for a crispy and chewy cookie with the taste of cocoa, coconut and oats. If i must confess, we ate the entire portion within a couple of hours. IMG_20170303_164532.jpg

I decided to use dates both for flavour, sweetness and an added nutritional boost to the cookies. I really like the chewiness that it added and the caramel-like aftertaste. All i all i am really proud of how these turned out. It is one of those simple recipes that just taste like a lot of work. Definitely something worth trying out, you will not regret, i promise.

But i have to say, the peanut butter topping is the deal breaker. It elevates the cookie by adding another layer. Something else, a combination of cocoa, oat and peanut butter. Together a safe combination of flavours, what could go wrong?

Now let us go on to the recipe!

Cocoa and oat cookies with sweet peanut butter topping

Ingredients for 15 cookies:

  • 3 dl Oats
  • 3 tbsp Coconutflour
  • 1/2 dl Almonds
  • 6 Fresh dates(or dried, but then they need to be soaked in water)
  • 1 tbsp Maple sirup
  • 3 tbsp Plant based milk(I used oat milk)

Topping

  • 1 tbsp Peanut butter (Depending on how you would like your topping you choose crunchy or creamy)
  • 1 tbsp Plant milk
  • 1/2 tsk Maple sirup

Preheat the oven to 180 celcius.

Blend all the ingredients for the cookies together until you have an even mixture. You should be able to form the dough to little balls, if that is not possible, add more milk. Then make cookies, approximately 4 cm in diameter and 1/2 to 1 cm tall. Place the cookies on baking paper and pop in the oven for 13 to 15 minutes.

When the 15 minutes are over, take out the cookies and let them cool. The topping is made by heating the milk and just stirring until the mixture is even. The topping should be added shortly before serving to keep them as fresh as possible. Serve and enjoy!

Hope you will enjoy these lovely little snacks, i definitely did.

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