Peanut Butter Flax-Oat Cookies

peanut-butter-flax-oat-cookies

Wow guys these cookies are just so darn good me and my family are addicted. My mom is obsessed and literally hid half the batch of cookies and ate them all by herself when I first tested out this recipe. I’ve been wanting to make peanut butter cookies for the longest time, and I gotta say you can’t even tell these are healthy and good for you. My unsuspecting dad even ate them and admitted he liked them without ever knowing what was actually in them. That being said if he ever found out they weren’t loaded with butter and brown sugar he probably wouldn’t eat them anymore, but that’s besides the point. The point here is these cookies are rocking and are definitely worth a try. They are sweet, but not tooth-achingly sweet and don’t have an overpowering, strong peanut butter flavor. The oats are practically invisible and you can’t taste the flax meal whatsoever. The peanuts give it a nice crunch and the chocolate drizzle is just the perfect little pizzazz to dress up a plan old cookie because everyone knows chocolate and peanut butter were meant to go together and are my personal obsession. These also make the most perfect pre/post workout snack because they’re loaded with natural protein, healthy fats, and filling fiber to make an all around great homemade treat for anytime of the day. These are also the perfect little after dinner treat to satisfy your sweet tooth and go great with that cup of coffee. On a side note, what better way to show your loved ones just how much you love them then by baking them a sweet, healthy, and nutritious treat. These are the absolute perfect Valentine’s Day gift and a must have for any occasion. I myself am giving my mom a tin of these since she’s been begging me to make them every week now. Trust me when I say this whoever you decide to give these too will love you forever, that is if you’re willing to share them! You can follow me on Instagram, if you haven’t already @bakingwithbri to check out all the brands I used for these cookies and my daily eats. I will also be posting more quick and easy little treats on my Instagram Story. If you do make these please post a pic and tag me in it so I can see and feel free to comment down below on your results. I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Happy and healthy eating,

Bri

 

Serving:

  • About 40 cookies

Ingredients:

  • Cookies:
    • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1 cup coconut sugar
    • 1/2 cup coconut oil
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 2 egg
    • 1 cup flax meal
    • 1/2 cup rolled oats
    • 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
  • Chocolate Drizzle (optional)
    • 2 tbsp. chocolate chips
    • ½ tsp coconut oil

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees on convection bake.
  • In a medium sized bowl combine flax meal and oats.
  • In a separate, larger bowl cream together peanut butter, coconut sugar, and coconut oil until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Beat in one egg at a time adding the vanilla with the last egg.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until just combined. Fold in the peanuts.
  • Using a tbsp. measuring spoon, scoop a tbsp. of dough and roll into a ball. Place on cookie sheet about an inch apart from each other. Using a fork make a cross-hatch pattern to flatten out the cookies.
  • Bake cookies for about 5-7 minutes or until slightly brown on the edges. If your oven doesn’t have a convection setting the cookies will most likely take closer to 10-12 minutes to bake, so just keep an eye on them.
  • Let the cookies cool for about 5-10 minutes, then remove from baking sheet using a spatula and place on a sheet of parchment paper.
  • While cookies are cooling, make the chocolate drizzle by melting the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between. This should take a total of about 1 minute. Using a small spoon take a little bit of the melted chocolate mixture and drizzle it over each cookie. Let the cookies set for about 15 minutes or until chocolate has hardened and enjoy!
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