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
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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