Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

*gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Ummmmmmmmmm…so these are INCREDIBLE….YUM! Peanut Butter, Chocolate….YUM-NESS.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes 23 cookies

1c Gluten-Free flour
1c rolled oats
1/2c roasted peanuts, to be coarsely ground

1/2c peanut butter

3/4c dark chocolate chips

1/4t baking soda
1/4t baking powder
1/2t salt

1/2c maple syrup
1/2c coconut oil
1/2t vanilla

preheat oven to 350º

In a food processor, put the oats in and grind them until they become flour-like.

In the same processor, coarsely grind the peanuts.
In a bowl, mix all of dry ingredients together, the flour, ground oats, almonds, chocolate chips, cinnamon, salt and baking powder/soda.

Mix the wet ingredients together; the peanut butter, coconut oil and maple syrup in a blender if need be to get well incorporated before adding into the dry and mix with a spatula until everything is well mixed.

Scoop or spoon out onto baking sheet with space in between. Using a fork, create a criss cross pattern across the top applying with gentle pressure.
Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the pan (s) and continue to bake for another 5 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool for at least 5 minutes and then remove them to a cooling rack.

TLT Sandwich

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So I know this isn’t huge on the creativity scale of vegan food preparation but with beautiful tomatoes abundant now- why complicate? I have been boycotting Lightlife Foods, as they are owned by ConAgra; a pro GMO (genetically modified organisms) Corporation, but my friend just bought a package of Fakin Bakin and brought it to the house -with a GORGEOUS heirloom tomato on the counter waiting to be dressed- I couldn’t resist 🙂 ….I use Ezekiel Whole Grain Bread, Follow Your Heart Organic Veganaise and the rest is either from my garden or someone else’s.

Tomato Lettuce Tempeh Bakin Sandwich

2 slices whole grain bread, slightly toasted

2t vegan mayo

1 small tomato, thinly sliced

baby greens

salt & peper

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