It’s road trip season and we’re on board for any and all of them. We left this week to visit Holly in Los Angeles and instead of flying, we decided to make it a real trip by driving! We are always looking forward to when we can get to LA. Los Angeles means that we’ll see our three nieces and hang out with our brother Ben!
In preparing for our trip, we made these cookies for our drive. You might have seen these vegan almond butter cookies before. We loved those cookies so much, we thought we’d play around with them. Like say, omit the flour, add in oats and lots of chocolate! Road trips are always better with chocolate!
Almond and chocolate are just so good together in these cookies. The other ingredients make these cookies more hearty and healthy and add an extra dose of deliciousness. I can tell you – they definitely won’t make it to our destination!
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (gluten free, flourless & vegan!)
1 cup Natural Almond Butter
1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon Coconut Sugar
1/4 cup Applesauce
1 Tablespoons Ground Flax
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
generous 3/4 cup Oats (gluten free will work)
1/2-2/3 cup Chocolate Chips
In a small dish, combine the applesauce and flax and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
If your almond butter is super hard, microwave it for a few seconds to get it soft and stirrable. In a small mixing bowl, combine the almond butter, coconut sugar, vanilla and applesauce mixture. Mix in the baking soda and oats. Add the chocolate and mix until combined.
Scoop out about 1 tablespoon amount of dough and shape into balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes. Cookies will firm more when cooled, so don’t over bake!