“Mom, Elvis is that guy with a front-butt, right?”
“Well, you’re thinking of Tortelvis. But, close – he was the famous singer.”
“So, what do cookies have to do with Elvis, Mom?”
“Well, when Elvis got famous and rich, he liked to indulge in decadent food, and one of his favorites was fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. But, these are only _almost_ Elvis cookies, because we made them kind of healthy.”
“Oh. Cool. Eeeellllllviiiisssss cookies!”
Almost Elvis Cookies
1 T. ground chia seed + 3 T. hot water
1 cup (256 g) natural peanut butter
1/2 cup palm sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/2 cup (74g) ground raw buckwheat groats (I ground mine in a coffee grinder)
1/2 cup (60 g) almond meal
2 T. coconut flour
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl, beat the banana until creamy. Add the chia egg and peanut butter and blend well. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat well. In a small bowl mix all dry ingredients except chocolate chips. (Ok, I didn’t do this. You got me. I was lazy and just dumped it all in the bowl. But, don’t be like me – do it right.) Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and blend well. Stir in chocolate chips. Scoop spoonfuls of dough into your hands and form into balls. Flatten on parchment-lined baking sheets with the tines of a fork dipped in water.
Bake for 12 – 15 minutes.
For more refined-sugar free treats, check out Sugar-Free Sundays. For more allergy-friendly foods, Check out Allergy-Friendly Friday. For more slightly indulgent (non-Elvis-approved) foods, check out Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.