When I am in a peanut butter phase (or an almond butter phase, or a tahini phase, or an apple sauce phase, or a sweet chilli sauce phase...) it amazes me that I have patches when I am not obsessed with peanut butter (or almond butter, or tahini, or my food love of the week). After a few months of occasional peanut butter consumption, I am back into enjoying it with a vengeance and these biscuits (cookies) are a direct result.
As is typical of my baking, these are very easy to make. There are hardly any ingredients, the cooking time is minimal, and you only need one bowl and no electric beaters. The oats are a clear star but the raisins and peanut butter are dependable supporting acts. The peanut butter stands in for oil / margarine, whilst apple sauce (another of my pet loves) lends sweetness and helps to bind the oats together.
If you want a more decadent version, you can even swap the raisins for chocolate (in which case, almond butter could be a more expensive but delicious swap too!).
Peanut butter oat and raisin cookies
Easy, delicious cookies that are perfect for any time snacking
Vegan and wheat free; gluten free if using GF oats
1/2 metric cup (125ml) natural peanut butter
1/2 metric cup (125ml) natural apple sauce
1-1/4 metric cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 metric cup raisins
Preheat your oven to 175'C / 350'F and line two baking trays with non-stick paper.
Combine the peanut butter and apple sauce in a mixing bowl. Add the oats, baking powder and cinnamon and stir well to incorporate. Add the raisins and stir through.
Using your hands, gently shape dessertspoon-sized balls of the mixture and place on the prepared baking trays. The mix will be quite soft at this point. Flatten the balls just slightly.
Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, checking carefully as the edges will start to brown up quickly (as some of my biscuits show!).
Allow to cool slightly before serving. Store in an air tight container.
Submitted to Healthy Vegan Fridays.
Do you go through food phases? And what are you eating out of jars this week?