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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.

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.

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.

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
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A healthy, vegan granola cookie filled with peanut butter and chocolate chips. Makes for a perfect snack and goes nicely in lunches.
Serves: 16 Cookies
  • ½ cup apple sauce, unsweetened
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. stevia (2 pkts)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. almondflour
  • 1 cup old fashion oats(I used gluten free)
  • 2 tbsp. honey roasted peanuts, chopped small
  • ¼ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  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.
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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Serving size: 1 Cookie

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!




Here is what the gang is packing up in their brown bags. These recipes will be posted on Sunday:
Sandwiches, Wraps and Entrees:

Munchies, Salads and Sides:

Sweet Treats:

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