The Perfect 3PM Cookie - Vegan
The Perfect 3PM Cookie - Vegan

The Perfect 3PM Cookie

The perfect snack these cookies are lightly sweetened with natural sugars and paired with satiating fats from the almonds. Pairing sugars with fat/and or protein can help slow down the release of sugars, providing you with a slower, consistent release of energy and deliciousness rather than a peak in hyper energy and a crash (which leads to further cravings for energy rich foods such as cookies and sweets).

Whether you are looking for a recipe to whip up for your kids after school treats or wanting something to hit those afternoon sweet cravings, these cookies are the one.

Ingredients

  • 1 chia egg (1 tbsp chia seeds mixed with 3 tbsp water and let sit for 10 minutes until a gel forms) You can use 1 normal egg instead as a sub.
  • 40g ground almonds
  • 20g jumbo oats
  • 50g date sugar (can use rapdura, coconut, brown etc)
  • 120g almond butter
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 40g dark choc chips – 70% plus

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Mix the jumbo oats, ground almonds, sea salt, baking powder and date sugar in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the almond butter, vanilla, and chia egg and stir until you form a consistent dough. If the mixture is too dry, add a splash of milk, but don’t over do it as you will get a soggy mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
  5. Take the mixture and roll small dough sized balls (using spoons or your hands) and place on the lined baking tray to go into the oven. Top with a sprinkle of sea salt.
  6. Bake for 12 mins and let fully cool before chomping!
  7. They can last up to one week in the fridge or batch cook and freeze!

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