Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF, Oil-free)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

You might have noticed I seem to have a thing for peanut butter and chocolate, and for eating them together like in our Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Dippers. I found this recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies about a year ago on the website for Terry Walters who is a cook book author focused on eating clean and living well.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Though they contain no oils or processed sugars I wouldn’t exactly call these “healthy”. But every now and then one needs a special treat and these are at the top of my list. Not only are they delectably sweet, they are like little pillows of peanut butter with chocolate chips. And with only six ingredients it doesn’t get much easier than this. The hardest part of this recipe is getting the peanut butter and maple syrup to mix together smoothly. Just use a little elbow grease and you’ll be good to go.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Teff Flour

Teff Flour

These are gluten-free due to using teff flour as the grain. If you are unfamiliar with teff grain it is a wonderful naturally gluten-free option that is delicious in baked goods. According to the Bob’s Red Mill website, whole grain teff, “compared to other grains, has a much larger percentage of bran and germ so it’s a very good source of dietary fiber, protein, iron, amino acids, vitamin C and calcium. The calcium content in teff significantly surpasses that of all other grains.” Hey, that’s good enough for me! Even if you are not avoiding wheat or gluten these are fantastic cookies. Be sure to use teff FLOUR and not the teff GRAIN in these. If you buy the teff grain by accident, use a high-speed blender to make it into flour.

So if you want a quick and seriously delicious cookie that is as light as air and a pinch to whip up, try these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. I’d like to tell you if they freeze well but 20 of these never last in our house longer than about 3 days. They are seriously addictive.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you have a chance, be sure to visit Terry Walter’s website or purchase one of her books to see what else she has cooking up. She believes in nourishing yourself with nutrient-rich foods in a rainbow of colors and a full spectrum of tastes. This recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies is from her book Clean Food, Revised Edition: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF, Oil-free)
 
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If you want a quick and seriously delicious cookie that is as light as air and a pinch to whip up, try these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 20 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 1⁄2 cups teff flour
  • 1/8 - 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky, preferably organic with no added oil, salt or sugar)
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1⁄2 cup vegan or dairy-free chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine teff flour, salt and baking soda.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl combine peanut butter and maple syrup.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry and blend until just combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Drop batter by heaping teaspoons onto cookie sheet.
  8. Leave cookies free-form or press down dough with tines of fork in crisscross pattern.
  9. Bake for 13 minutes or until just lightly browned. Do not over bake them or it changes the texture.
  10. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.
Notes
Beware, when using organic peanut butter without added oils, the peanut butter from the bottom of the jar tends to be much harder to stir and you won't get it to mix with the maple syrup as easily. I recommend using the peanut butter from the top or middle.

 

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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6 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF, Oil-free)

  1. Anna

    Thanks for sharing these on Healthy Vegan Fridays, they look and sound fabulous. I agree, can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. Do you think another flour would work? I have spelt and almond flour but no teff.

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    • Plantivores Admin Post author

      Hi Anna. I haven’t tried them with any other flour and I’m not sure how it would work. I have baked cookies with spelt before and it doesn’t take too much mixing before the cookies get really rubbery. Mixing the flour into the PB/maple mixture takes some mixing so I’m not sure you’d end up with the same pillowy texture. If you dare try either spelt or almond flour let me know how it works out. Otherwise I highly recommend trying teff flour–it’s pretty awesome!

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  2. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)

    DROOLING! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thank you for linking up! Its because of awesome bloggers like you that our link up is a success!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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