Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Wow, Sunday already, where did the time go?  Can you believe that some kids are back to school and others will be starting soon?  Summer just goes way to quick.  Speaking of school, today on #SundaySupper we had to create a dish that you can pack for lunch or take a meal to go.  I was debating what to make for this one, since my Husband and I take lunch everyday, but our lunches are pretty boring.  Mine is a typical salad with a piece of fruit.  My Husband is a salami sandwich with cheese.  He eats the same sandwich everyday, for years.  How boring is that?  Anyway, I decide on making healthy, good for you Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies.  Let me tell you, this recipe did not come easy.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

Let me explain how these cookies came about.  I received an e-mail from Cooking Light that were these beautiful granola wedges.  After this e-mail sat in my in box for two months I decided to make them.  I read the reviews and people said they tasted good but stuck to the pan.  So with that in mind I sprayed a ton of cooking spray in my pie dish.  Made the granola wedges,with a few modifications, you know I had to healthify it and you know what, they didn’t stick.  When I let them cool, they were super soft.  I decided to put them in the refrigerator to harden up a bit and the next morning I was putting them in my Husbands lunch and they stuck like crazy to the pan.  I ended up giving my Husband granola bits.  He said they tasted great but it was a bag of crumbs.  I know!  So I tried to make them again in cookie form and they fell flat.  I posted the picture on Instagram.  I decided to change the whole recipe and finally it worked and that is how I came up with Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies.  I guess the third times a charm.  Here’s a picture of the granola wedges I made. Chocolate Almond Granola Wedges

These granola cookies are perfect for lunches, snacks and fans of peanut butter and chocolate.  Ummm, who isn’t a fan of peanut butter and chocolate?  These cookies taste like peanut butter granola bars but in cookie form.  They are healthy, made with natural sugar, vegan and even gluten-free.  They are the perfect snack and the cookies are a nice fat size.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

They are so easy to make, just one bowl does it all.  To cut out the fat out of the cookies, I used applesauce instead of butter.  I also used maple syrup and stevia to sweetened up the cookies, after all a cookie needs to be sweet otherwise it is boring.  For some crunch I added some honey roasted peanuts.  I just love these cookies.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes

Yield: 16 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

A healthy, vegan granola cookie filled with peanut butter and chocolate chips. Makes for a perfect snack and goes nicely in lunches.

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup apple sauce, unsweetened
  2. 1/4 cup peanut butter
  3. 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  4. 1 tsp. stevia (2 pkts)
  5. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 tsp. salt
  7. 2 tbsp. almondflour
  8. 1 cup old fashion oats(I used gluten free)
  9. 2 tbsp. honey roasted peanuts, chopped small
  10. 1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a medium bowl; add applesauce, peanut butter, maple syrup, stevia, vanilla extract, and salt; mix well. Stir in almond flour, oats, peanuts and chocolate chips; mix until everything is incorporated.
  4. The batter will be wet, with a cookie scoop, scoop a heaping 2 tablespoon size of batter onto prepared cookie sheet. Since the cookies won't rise you can place them close together, about an inch apart.
  5. Bake for 10 - 13 minutes until the cookies are slightly golden. Let them slightly harden on cookie sheet and place on a cookie rack to cool.

Notes

Calories per cookie: 77, Fat: 4, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 44, Potassium: 12, Carbs: 8.5, Fiber: .09, Sugar: 3.8, Protein: 2.3

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

I am really happy that these cookies turned out and I am glad I didn’t give up on making them.

You have to be sure to check out the #SundaySupper groups recipes, especially if you’re looking for ideas for lunch.  I’m always looking for new ideas.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies

 

Here is what the gang is packing up in their brown bags. These recipes will be posted on Sunday:
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Munchies, Salads and Sides:

Sweet Treats:

Comments

  1. You’re right, Jennifer. Who doesn’t love a chocolate and pb combo? Especially when so many other yummies like oats and maple syrup are involved.

    Bless you for persevering and creating the perfectly sweet but healthy snack =)

  2. Mmmmm…these look terrific, Jen! I love how you tweaked them to make them perfect for a lunch box! I’ll take a dozen :)
    Liz recently posted…Caramel and Rolo Rice Krispie Treats #SundaySupperMy Profile

  3. I’d take one of these for breakfast right now! Looks delicious!
    Marie @ Little Kitchie recently posted…creamy avocado and corn quinoa saladMy Profile

  4. Perfect little bites for a lunchbox treat! They sound great!
    Hezzi-D recently posted…Cookie Butter Granola Bites #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. Yum! Those look like a perfect snack(:
    Olivia recently posted…Fitness BlenderMy Profile

  6. Yum!!! These look delicious!
    Conni @FoodieArmyWife recently posted…Sausage Roll-Ups for your School Lunches | #LunchBox #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. These look delicious. I can see myself snacking on a few of these for a little sweetness after lunch. Or for breakfast, I would probably eat these for breakfast.
    Lane @ Supper for a Steal recently posted…The Best Basic Hummus for Lunchbox #SundaySupperMy Profile

  8. All that goodness rolled into little treats. Sounds perfect, Jen!
    Cindys Recipes and Writings recently posted…Cinnamon Zucchini Brownies #SundaySupperMy Profile

  9. Sometimes the best recipes come from fails. I’m sure these are much better than the originals!
    Kim@Treats & Trinkets recently posted…Homemade Uncrustables- For the Lunchbox #SundaySupperMy Profile

  10. Hi Jennifer! Nice to meet you and discover your lovely blog thru #SS! I just love granola and how you added it to treats that can be packed into a lunchbox/ bag!
    Ciao,
    Roz
    Roz recently posted…Turkey, Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Wrap #sundaysupperMy Profile

  11. These look like the perfect delicious cookie to pack into my kids lunch boxes this coming week!
    Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry recently posted…Key Lime Ice Cream (Dairy Free & Vegan)My Profile

  12. I am down for some of these, they look sooooooo good! I love that they have peanut butter in them!!
    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm recently posted…Totally Roasted Eggplant ParmesanMy Profile

  13. I would not be able to stop popping these cookies into my mouth! I’m glad you figured out a way to make the recipe work!
    Laura Dembowski recently posted…No Bake Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Cookies #SundaySupperMy Profile

  14. Every Friday I make treats for friends, so these are definitely going on the upcoming schedule to cause smiles! Thanks!
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl recently posted…National Can-It-Forward Day + Ball Canning GiveawayMy Profile

  15. Oh, such beautiful little treats! They look perfect :)
    Bea recently posted…Creamy Orzo & Peas {#Dairyfree} for #SundaySupper #LunchBoxMy Profile

  16. These look like the perfect little bites in a lunchbox!My kids would love them for sure :)
    Soni recently posted…Indian Spiced Chicken Meatball Wraps #Lunchbox #SundaySupperMy Profile

  17. Third time is indeed the charm. I love the peanut butter and chocolate combination, Jennifer. So glad you persevered! I am curious about the gluten-free oatmeal though. I didn’t realize oats had gluten. I have so much to learn! Thank you.
    Stacy recently posted…Madam Wong’s Pizza Rolls for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  18. Diana @EatMoveShine says:

    What a perfectly delicious snack! I love that you used maple syrup too… YUM!!!

  19. Aw, they are so adorable. I’m so making these. Nice and healthy too!
    Shannon R @Killer Bunnies, Inc recently posted…Peanut Butter & Jelly Rolls Recipe #SundaySupperMy Profile

  20. I love peanut butter and chocolate and life would not be right without either one. Glad you figured out how to do these cookies and share them. They are something I know I would enjoy eating and with no guilt too.
    Renee Dobbs (@reneedobbs) recently posted…Honey Oat Bars for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  21. I hate when cookbook and magazine recipes don’t turn out as planned! Your revamp is awesome though – I’m craving these!
    Sarah recently posted…Blueberry Egg Bagels (A #SundaySupper Lunchbox)My Profile

  22. Yummy, those look delicious!! Love everything in them!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Tara recently posted…Mini Griddle Cakes for Lunchbox #SundaySupperMy Profile

  23. Sometimes things not turning out quite right turns into something eeeeven betterrr :D
    cookingactress recently posted…Something Saturdays (8/17/13)My Profile

  24. Healthy cookies with peanut butter and chocolate? Yes please! Do you think I could sub regular flour for the almond flour? Sadly, I’m allergic to almonds.
    Alida recently posted…Cocoa Crispy Sunbutter Bars #SundaySupperMy Profile

  25. They turned out great! I love an oat based cookie.
    Camille recently posted…Back to School Week GiveawayMy Profile

  26. Oh yum! Me and my little chocolate and peanut butter lover would go crazy for these!
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips recently posted…Carrot Cake & Zucchini Bread “Sushi” for #Lunchbox #SundaySupperMy Profile

  27. These look great! Way to not give up and come out with something amazing!
    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere recently posted…Mushroom and White Fish PaellaMy Profile

  28. I’d say that you perfected the recipe. These little balls are packed with all of the flavors I love. Plus, they’re healthy. I love a guilt-free snack.

  29. Sounds good! I could totally go for one right now with a cup of joe!

  30. Hmmm, since they are granola I wonder if I could get away with having these for my breakfast? C:
    Jane’s Adventures in Dinner recently posted…#MondayMuffins: Chicken Pot PieMy Profile

  31. They look hearty and full of texture – and they’re healthy! Can’t beat it!
    Averie @ Averie Cooks recently posted…Peanut Butter-Swirled Cheesecake Bars with Brown Sugar-Graham Cracker CrustMy Profile

  32. I think I’d really enjoy these to put in my lunch for school!
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