Peanut Butter Cookies

Monday, 4 April 2016
Peanut Butter Cookies

I can't believe that it is April already! I think everyone is talking about how fast time is going but it really is just going so quickly. I started this blog in January and have loved every minute of writing it. I've connected with so many wonderful people because of it, have been offered some amazing opportunities through it, and have gotten to make and share a lot of really yummy healthy food. It's something I am so passionate about and I really hope you are enjoying it too. Taking the leap and starting a whole new blog was pretty scary but I could not be happier I did and I'm so excited to see what the rest of this year will bring for my little space. 

Now, let's get onto the important part... peanut butter cookies! 

I love peanut butter. A lot. I could easily, and sometimes do, sit and eat it out of the jar with a spoon (come on, we all do it). So, of course, I love experimenting with different ways to use it and fit it into as many of my meals and snacks as possible. I baked these cookies a few weeks ago and have baked them at least three times since then because they are just so delicious and so easy to make. I really think you will love them! They're perfect for an afternoon pick up or a pre or post-workout snack because they're filled with protein from the peanut butter and oats. The pumpkin seeds give them an extra crunch but if you don't like these then you can replace them with sultanas or even cacao nibs. 

Peanut Butter Cookies

You will need:
1/2 cup ground almonds 
3/4 cup oats 
8 Medjool dates 
1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter 
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds 

- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. 
- Pit the dates and soak them in boiling water for 10 minutes to soften. 
- Add the ground almonds, 1/2 a cup of oats and the soaked dates to a food processor and mix until combined and the mixture is starting to stick together. 
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the peanut butter, 1/4 cup oats, and the pumpkin seeds and mix well. 
- Roll the mixture into balls and then flatten into a cookie. The mixture will make six good sized cookies. 
- Place onto a lined baking tray and bake for 20 minutes, flipping half way.

Ps. Spreading more peanut butter on top of the cookies when you eat them makes them taste even better!

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Peanut Butter Cookies

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