Double Chocolate Nut Butter Oaties (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)
Author: Shirley
Ingredients
  • 1 cup nut butter (or sun butter)
  • ⅓ cup certified gluten-free oat flour (see notes on making your own oat flour)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder)
  • ¾ to 1 cup coconut sugar (or palm sugar, to taste; may even use less)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten (see notes for natural egg substitutes)
  • up to 1 tbsp coconut oil (if needed; see notes)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ to ½ cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Add ingredients to large mixing bowl in order shown, adding chocolate chips after other ingredients are mixed well.
  3. Drop cookies by heaping tablespoonful onto baking sheets, about one inch apart. (The cookies will not spread much during baking.)
  4. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes, until cookies appear set. Remove baking sheets from oven and let cookies stand on baking sheets for 10 minutes longer. They will continue to bake during this time.
  5. Remove to drying rack to cool.
  6. Makes about 24 cookies, each about three inches in diameter.
Notes
You can always make your own oat flour by using your blender/food processor to turn your gluten-free oats into flour. Just process your oats until they turn into flour. Those who don't eat oats, but eat quinoa might try substituting quinoa flakes. Natural egg substitutes such as flax "eggs" (or chia seed eggs) should work fine; I'd start with 1½ flax eggs and add more if needed to achieve cookie batter consistency. Only add coconut oil if the mixture seems too dry to make drop cookies. For example, I added coconut oil when using natural peanut butter, but did not add coconut oil when using almond butter. Start with a smaller amount of coconut oil, adding a little more as needed until your batter is right for drop cookies.
Recipe by gfe--gluten free easily at http://glutenfreeeasily.com/school-lunches-then-and-now-and-double-chocolate-nut-butter-oaties/