Peanut Butter Cookies (Vegan & Gluten Free)

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Peanut Butter Cookies (Vegan & Gluten Free)

These are so yummy! I think these would be good for breakfast a snack, but we have them for dessert….. Only 4 ingredients: Oat Flour – Blended regular, whole oats in my nutri-bullet, almond flour – ground whole raw almonds in my nutri-bullet, mixed them together, added some agave syrup (Last time I made these I used Maple – which came out sweeter than the one’s with Agave, but still delicious. Mix all ingredients together, add a drop of water until the mixture comes together, you don’t want it too wet, but I guess that wont matter too much if you put too much in….. put on a baking sheet, squash each one down and make sure you have some mixture leftover for the tops. Now, on each cookie add a small spoon of Peanut butter (Preferably Organic with no added Sugars or added oils, especially hydrogenated) then spoon the remaining mixture on top of each cookie to cover the peanut butter, that way the peanut butter is a surprise inside!!! mmmm We’ve also used the basic recipe of Oat Flour, Almond Flour and a liquid sweetener to make chocolate chip cookies, just mix in the chocolate chips. Oatmeal Raisin, just mix in Raisins. Chocolate, just added Cacao powder. I have also swapped out the almonds for walnuts. Basically, when you gotta have something sweet and you aint got much in, use what you got!! Thats how I came up with all these recipes…..sometimes your best creations are made when you have no food in right!! I want to try these with chocolate chips added on top of the peanut butter for a chocolate peanut butter surprise…. and I am going to try using some blended up dates with water for the sweetener, I just think that this makes them a little bit healthier.

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Homemade Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

Homemade Vegan Ice Cream
Homemade Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream – Yum!

So to start with I filled my Nutri-bullet with frozen bananas, added a tiny amount of coconut milk, just enough so it blends. I blended it up, then added some pecan nuts and about a tablespoon of maple syrup with some raw cacao powder (it would prob be even more awesome with some vanilla pods in there but I don’t have any right now). The consistency was pretty thick, if its too runny, add a few more frozen bananas. I put it in the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm up a bit more…. then I toasted and chopped some almonds to sprinkle on top… delish!!

This Ice-Cream is so good, and in my opinion tastes even better than regular ice cream, plus it’s good for you – not loaded with artificial colorings and flavors and I can feel ok about giving it to my son as a treat.