Raw Peanut Butter Carob Oatmeal Cookies

I suddenly had an urge to make something sweet and something chocolately. I made two batches of these, one with actual peanut butter and one with almond butter. The almond butter actually turned out even better in my opinion, but either way it’s delicious! I’ve seen a lot of recipes for oatmeal cookies like this where the batter is heated on the stove before being chilled. I decided to go all raw and just mix everything together and chill them and see how it went. It turned out great, they make awesome little cookies.

Ingredients:

1 cup organic raw oats

dash of salt

1 tsp flax seed

1/3 cup coconut milk

2 tbsp maple syrup

1/4 cup liquid coconut oil

1/4 cup almond or peanut butter

1/3 cup carob powder

1/4 cup chopped dried cherries or pited dates

Put the salt and oats and flax in one bowl. Put the coconut milk, maple syrup, almond or peanut butter and carob powder all in another bowl and mix well. Add the wet to the dry and mix everything together until the oats are all well coated and everything is incorporated. Take the cherries and / or dates and put them in a food processor to chop them up small and then mix them into the whole thing. Cover a tray with plastic wrap and place about a tbsp of batter down and flatten it to make cookies. You can of course make these as big or small as you like. Put them in the freezer for one to two hours and you can keep them in there and eat them or transfer them to your fridge and eat them. You could add chopped nuts to these or coconut flakes and they’d be even better! Goji berries would also be awesome in these in place of cherries.

If you want these to be really peanut buttery add another 1/4 cup! With this recipe it’s just a subtle amount of peanut buttery flavor

vegan carob peanut butter waffle sandwhich

This recipe is soo simple. It makes an awesome breakfast and it’s something a little different from traditional waffles. I used to love making peanut butter waffle sandwiches with frozen waffles and this is a great alternative with a healthy (and chocolate!) vegan alternative with organic peanut butter and bananas.

Recipe:
1 cup whole wheat flour (I used buckwheat)
1 tsp baking powder
3 tablespoons carob powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp maple syrup or agave
1 cup coconut milk or other milk of choice (almond, rice, soy, etc)
2 tbsp oil (I used liquid coconut oil)
3 tbsp cacao nibs
organic peanut butter
1 banana
more cacao nibs
you’re also gonna need a waffle maker
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and then pour in the coconut milk, the oil, and maple syrup or agave and stir. Add in the cacao nibs and stir until it all comes together into a batter. Spray your waffle maker and drop about 2/3 cup of batter on the waffle maker (may vary depending on how big your waffle maker is). After you get a nice beautiful waffle, cut it in half and spread the desired amount of peanut butter on one side and add banana slices and cacao nibs.
Chocolate and peanut butter are two of my favorite things. You can really do a lot with this recipe. You could add vegan chocolate chips instead of nibs. You can use almond butter or cashew butter and you can even just eat the waffles with a little syrup or whatever!
I know the pictures aren’t great and there aren’t a lot but these are just pictures I already had on my phone and the one was from instagram! If people are actually interested in any of the recipes in the future I will definitely take more time and effort into photographing them.