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Welcome, or welcome back to Veggies for Thought!
This week, I’m super excited to share with you folks something that I’ve been eating almost every day since my recent shows: soft, chewy, delicious peanut butter cookies (and they happen to be vegan, too!)
As always, you can check out this week’s recipe on YouTube:
110 g bran flakes
30 g corn flakes
60 g peanut butter (4 tablespoons)
175 g soy milk
30 g oatmeal
20 g walnuts
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon maple syrup: optional, if extra sweetness desired (maple goes well with the walnuts, but the cookies are sweet enough without sugar and maple syrup for me)
- Put 110 g bran flakes and 30 g corn flakes into a blender
- Pulse several times, until the cereal is a fine powder
- Add bran flake/ corn flake powder to a large mixing bowl
- Add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, stir
- Add 20 g walnuts, 2 dates (1 date if the date is large), and 10 g chia seeds to the mixing bowl
- Add 175 g soy milk (+ 1 tablespoon maple syrup optional, but the dates are sweet enough for me personally), and stir quickly until you have an even paste
- Add 30 g raw oatmeal, stir until you have an even paste
- For each cookie, take 1 tablespoon of the paste, flatten with your hands, and place onto a cooking sheet
- Bake at 350°F for 9 minutes
- Remove from oven, cool shortly, try to stop yourself from eating them all before you offer them to someone else
This batch of cookies comes out to a total of 1174 calories. And yes, it is very difficult to not eat it all in one sitting (I haven’t managed to not eat them all in one sitting yet).
Splitting this into 12 cookies, each cookie costs about $0.26 to make, and has about:
- 98 calories
- 3 g protein
- 13 g carbs
- 3.7 g fat
As always, thank you so much for stopping by, and take care!