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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Biscuits

Spring is well and truly underway here in New Zealand. The sun is shining, the cabbage trees are blooming, and the peas and beans I’ve put in are starting to wind their way up the canes. It all makes you feel like getting out there and playing in the sunshine. It also makes me want to eat fresh healthy things. On one of my ‘That’s-it!-No-more-sugar’  kicks (meh, they come and go) I found a great recipe on Heidi Swanson’s blog, 101 Cookbooks, for healthy cookies. Truly they are the healthiest thing you can eat and still feel like you are having a treat. They are gluten free (unless you can’t eat oats), sugar free (depending on the chocolate chips you choose), and even vegan. What could possibly be left, you ask? Good whole oats, bananas, olive oil, coconut and a few other yummy things.

I made these 3 or 4 times before I suddenly thought to myself, ‘Wait a minute. I could up the chocolate content..and add peanut butter!’. My childhood was in the United States, remember, so chocolate plus peanut butter is polite and correct on any occasion. Since I use only straight up, natural peanut butter rather than that weirdly overprocessed Frankenbutter you get in supermarkets, these are still low in sugar and healthy but with a slightly higher protein and fat content. But, c’mon, that’s boring. Let’s get down to the recipe!

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Biscuits

(Adapted from Nikki’s Healthy Cookie Recipe on 101 Cookbooks.com)

Ingredients

3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup New Zealand macadamia nut oil or olive oil
2 cups wholemeal oats
70 grams ground almonds
3 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1-2 handfuls of chocolate chips

Method

Preheat oven to 175C/ 350F.

In a large bowl mix the bananas, vanilla extract and oil.

Add the oats, ground almonds, cocoa, salt and baking powder.

Once everything is evenly mixed, add as many chocolate chips as you see fit remembering that the dough is quite loose. The more the better in my humble opinion!

Drop half a handful-sized balls fo the dough onto a baking paper lined tray. You sometimes have to moosh it together a bit once you get it on the tray.

Bake 12-15 minutes.

Incidentally, this is the first recipe I’ve posted that was not my own so I hope I’ve credited correctly and have done justice to the original!

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5 Responses to "Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Biscuits"

  1. Hannah says:

    Oh, a woman after my own heart! Absolutely *everything* is better with peanut butter! Bookmarking this, particularly as I have some super-ripe bananas at the moment :)

  2. Mel says:

    Yum, these look really good – and it is one of my favourite combinations, choc & PB!

    Love your new site template too :-)

  3. RightO then, healthy chocolatey peanut buttery biscuits…, your my hero :)

  4. Marie says:

    Thanks, Anna! The originals were nice too, but when you can have chocolate…

  5. these sound wonderful, great little recipe.

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