Chia Chocolate Cookies - just 5 ingredients and a delicious texture make these vegan and gluten free cookies the perfect anytime snack. Satisfying both peanut butter and chocolate cravings - both very real things right? | thecookandhim.com

Posted in Recipes on 26.02.2018

Chia Chocolate Cookies

prep: 10 mins / cook: 15 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 25 mins / quantity: 12 cookies Print recipe?

Ever wondered what would happen if you mixed peanut butter together with cacao powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, maple syrup and baked it?  Well wonder no more!  These cookies are almost too easy to make.  I say ‘too easy’ because they are in fact SO easy that there’s the definite temptation to make them, eat them all (telling no-one because there’s no evidence) then make some more and pretend you’re the perfect wife/husband/parent who bakes cookies (and healthy cookies at that) from scratch for your family.

Not that I’d ever do that kind of thing.

Chia Chocolate Cookies - just 5 ingredients and a delicious texture make these vegan and gluten free cookies the perfect anytime snack. Satisfying both peanut butter and chocolate cravings - both very real things right? | thecookandhim.com

There’s nothing more complicated to this recipe than just mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl …

Chia Chocolate Cookies - just 5 ingredients and a delicious texture make these vegan and gluten free cookies the perfect anytime snack. Satisfying both peanut butter and chocolate cravings - both very real things right? | thecookandhim.com

… shaping into little balls then flattening, putting on a tray then letting the oven do its thing.

Chia Chocolate Cookies - just 5 ingredients and a delicious texture make these vegan and gluten free cookies the perfect anytime snack. Satisfying both peanut butter and chocolate cravings - both very real things right? | thecookandhim.com

Honestly, all cookies should be this simple.  Or maybe not as there may be a cookie epidemic and the shops would run out of ingredients.  The horror!

Chia Chocolate Cookies - just 5 ingredients and a delicious texture make these vegan and gluten free cookies the perfect anytime snack. Satisfying both peanut butter and chocolate cravings - both very real things right? | thecookandhim.com

These cookies are on the healthy spectrum as there’s no gluten and no refined sugar.  Just wonderful ingredients like Revolution Foods Raw Cacao Powder and Organic Chia Seeds.  Their cacao powder is honestly something else – rich, dark and chocolatey, I can often be found just sniffing in the bag.  The flax egg keeps them vegan and the peanut butter is there because it’s a wonderful and magical thing.

Chia Chocolate Cookies - just 5 ingredients and a delicious texture make these vegan and gluten free cookies the perfect anytime snack. Satisfying both peanut butter and chocolate cravings - both very real things right? | thecookandhim.com

So, I’m pretty sure it’s time to get the kettle on and make a few (dozen) healthy cookies.  Who’s for a brew?

Chia Chocolate Cookies - just 5 ingredients and a delicious texture make these vegan and gluten free cookies the perfect anytime snack. Satisfying both peanut butter and chocolate cravings - both very real things right? | thecookandhim.com

 

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Here are some items I used in today’s post:

Denby Mixing Bowl | Denby Plate | Wooden ‘Muddler’ Spoons

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Chia Chocolate Cookies

prep: 10 mins / cook: 15 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 25 mins / quantity: 12 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 tblsp flax seeds
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tblsp Revolution Foods Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 tblsp Revolution Foods Chia Seeds
  • 1 tblsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 160 Fan / 180 C / 350 F / Gas 4 and line a large tray with baking parchment or a silicone mat
  2. First up, grind the flax seeds in a blender to a fine powder then mix with 2 tblsp water.  Set aside for 5 minutes to thicken slightly
  3. Put all the rest of the ingredients into a large bowl, add the flax ‘egg’ and mix everything together well with a spatula – the dough will form together as you work it
  4. Using your hands roll the dough into 12 equal (ish!) sized balls and place on the baking tray, squashing down with your palm.  Then press down onto the top with a fork for a more decorative finish ;)
  5. Bake for 15 minutes until they’re just firm and slightly crisp on the edges
  6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray before storing in an airtight container
Chia Chocolate Cookies

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  • I’ve been looking for some gluten free alternatives and these look adorable and delicious. Will definitely have to try them!

    • Hello! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! These biscuits are lovely, perfect with a cuppa something hot 🙂 Hope enjoy making them, be sure to tag us on social media if you do @thecookandhim #thecookandhim .. happy baking! ?‍?

  • […] going from cookies that always involved lots of butter, sugar and flour to ones that are often gluten free or even shortbread without butter!  But what an education ?  I love creating savoury recipe […]

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