SRC: Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies from Sweet and Savory Tooth

It’s Secret Recipe Club time again! This month I was introduced to Sweet and Savory Tooth, written by Heather – a stay-at-home mom and avid cookbook collector (not to mention Disney fanatic).

For the first go-round with Heather’s recipe index, I tasked the kiddo with coming up with his pick. He choose her Chunky Blonde Blondies. Of course, Heather is not gluten-free or dairy-free. So much swapping took place. And the kiddo made all the decisions, and he wanted to go whole hog – and make them not only gluten-free, but also grain-free. Consequently, we ended up with some delicious bars, but I didn’t really feel like they were close enough to the original recipe to be called just an adaptation.

Back to the recipe index we went.

This time I got to choose. And, because I’ve been eating far too many sweets, I choose something that I can’t eat. Something chock full of oats. See how I’m all sneaky that way?

Of course, making this recipe DID require coming up with a vegan version of nutella.

There’s no grain in that.

Mmmmm…..must stop eating it.

The cookies, as the report goes, are delicious, though a bit crumbly. Next time I might up the flax seed a bit, and go with more nutella and less peanut butter. But, I was trying to stick as close to the original as possible.

Thanks, Heather for providing oodles of recipe inspiration!

Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies - the gluten-free, vegan version

Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies - the gluten-free, vegan version

Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

Adapted from Sweet and Savory Life.

1 cup gluten-free oat flour
1 cup old-fashioned gluten-free oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Earth Balance Soy-Free, softened
3/4 cup palm sugar
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (crunchy preferred)
1 flax egg (1 T. ground flax seed + 3 T. hot water, mixed until thick)
1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup Vegan Nutella

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. Mix Earth Balance, sugars and peanut butter. Add flax egg and vanilla and mix well. Add flour mixture into wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Slowly stir Nutella into the mixture. Place batter in spoonfuls onto baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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17 Responses to SRC: Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies from Sweet and Savory Tooth

  1. Eliot says:

    Love nutella! These cookies look fabulous.

  2. Peanut Butter and Nutella… they make my heart go pitter patter! I love this combo for cookies….. ok really … I love this combo for anything!

  3. Heather says:

    Oh, I’m so glad you liked them! And, I LOVE your adaptations in making them with so many natural ingredients. Yummmm 🙂

  4. What a perfect combination of flavors. I must make these soon. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you. Happy Holidays!!

  5. I am dying to try these cookies….because I love peanut butter and nutella separately….I can only imagine how fabulous they are together! : )

  6. Rhonda says:

    How could you go wrong with nutella and peanut butter? My mom is coming to visit and she is gluten intolerant. I’ll follow your advice…finally cookies we can make that she will enjoy.

  7. Sophie33 says:

    I made these cookies yesterday using your vegan nutella & they were fabulous, my friend! 🙂

    A huge success!

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  9. Shelley says:

    Came across your recipe and thought i’d suggest one for you. same but different.
    1 cup castor sugar
    1 cup peanut butter
    1 egg
    mix, blob, and bake.
    You can use half nutella/ half peanut butter.

    • Deanna says:

      I’ve done that recipe before. Around here we call it the 1-1-1 recipe, and I’ve made it when visiting my mom, who has no funky gluten-free flours. Thanks.

  10. Cara says:

    Okay so I just checked out your Nutella recipe and I almost peed my pants! Eeeeeeeeeee, dairy free nutella!!! I cannot wait to make it. And I am going to smother is on EVERYTHING I see 🙂

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