Peanut Butter & Cacao Cookies

by Rebecca Warren 12 Jan 2018

These cookies are great to make in batches and have on hand if you need a little nibble or are looking for something a bit sweet. The good fats from the peanut butter and almond meal will help stabilize your blood sugar levels and energy and the cacao will give you a nice little hit of magnesium. 1 – 2 cookies a couple of hours before training (if you need something) will work well, but given the energy density, don’t have these just before you train or you might end up with a stitch.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of spelt flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Methods

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Melt coconut oil and then mix in peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla.
  3. Take tablespoons of the mixture and roll into balls. Flatten out slightly with a fork on a baking tray.
  4. Bake at 180 degrees for 15 minutes and then turn oven down to 160 degrees and bake for another 10 – 15 minutes or until golden.
  5. Cookies will be slightly soft when you pull them out, but will cool into the perfect texture!
  6. Store in an airtight container.

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