Power Cookies | Vegan, Gluten-Free Whole Food

 
Power Cookies by Beautiful Ingredient

Power Cookies by Beautiful Ingredient

vegan | wfpb | easy | gluten-free | no added flour, oil, butter, or sugar

Power Cookies | Gluten-free, vegan whole Food by Beautiful Ingredient

Power Cookies | Gluten-free, vegan whole Food by Beautiful Ingredient

Power Cookies came about from a wish.  I wished for a portable snack that could pack a punch, providing some "power" when I'm too busy to really stop and eat, or when a kid needs a snack on the go after school, or as a quick breakfast while literally running out the door, or anytime, anywhere, for anybody.   I wished for it to be kind of a vegan version of a monster cookie - those loaded, meal-in-itself cookies, really delicious with lots of flavors - yet be made of whole-food, plant-based ingredients, with high-quality fats and protein to pack true "power" into it.  Plus, I wished for this snack to be gluten-free and flourless to help cut back a bit on our processed-flour consumption.  And I wished for this snack to contain chocolate, as in chocolate chips.  Oh, and I wished for no added oil, butter, or refined sugar in this snack (only what's in the chocolate chips).

peaNut Butter Chocolate Chip Breakfast Power Cookies, by Beautiful Ingredient | Gluten-free, vegan whole food

peaNut Butter Chocolate Chip Breakfast Power Cookies, by Beautiful Ingredient | Gluten-free, vegan whole food

Too much to wish for?  

I wasn't sure as I started this Power Cookie journey, but I'm happy to report that the answer is:  

No.  The wish came true.  Not by magic (unless you consider spending a fair amount of time in the kitchen working and reworking the recipe magic), but true, nonetheless.

Easy Gluten-free Plant-based Power Breakfast Cookies by Beautiful Ingredient

Easy Gluten-free Plant-based Power Breakfast Cookies by Beautiful Ingredient

These Power Cookies are:  

  • portable (actually, no container needed if eating right away)

  • a meal in itself

  • loaded with flavor

  • whole food & plant-based

  • powerful, full of fiber, iron, protein, and omega-3s, and other nutrients

  • gluten-free (when using gluten-free oats)

  • flourless 

  • chocolatey, with plenty of chocolate chips 

  • without added oil or butter in the dough; instead only higher-quality, whole food fats to help power that brain

  • without refined-sugar in the dough; instead only higher-quality, whole food sweeteners to help provide an energy boost without a sugar-crash


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1.  Process wet ingredients in a food processor.

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4.  Use a 1/8 cup scoop (2 tablespoons) to form cookies.

 
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2.  Pour wet ingredients in a large bowl and add remaining ingredients.

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5.  Bake the cookies.

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Power cookies with Marcelle Cocktail Napkins, by Beautiful Ingredient

Power cookies with Marcelle Cocktail Napkins, by Beautiful Ingredient

Marcelle Potholder by Beautiful Ingredient

Marcelle Potholder by Beautiful Ingredient

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These Power Cookies are also:

  • ooey-gooey out of the oven

  • soft-batch style, so they make a great breakfast cookie

  • peanut butter (or other nut/seed butter) chocolate-chip oatmeal cookies

  • made with a secret ingredient that adds even more fiber and protein.  OK, come close and I'll tell you:  garbanzo beans!  Their beauty is in the fact that they replace eggs and some liquid in this recipe while providing their nutrients, rich in fiber, protein, iron and folate - all without tasting like, well, garbanzo beans.  They're that well hidden in the dough.  Woo hoo!

Plant-based Power Cookies by Beautiful Ingredient

Plant-based Power Cookies by Beautiful Ingredient

Vegan Power cookies Marcelle Cocktail Napkins by Beautiful Ingredient

Vegan Power cookies Marcelle Cocktail Napkins by Beautiful Ingredient


Power Cookies
Vegan, Gluten-free Whole Food

vegan | wfpb | easy | gluten-free | no added flour, oil, butter, or sugar


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YIELD:  5 dozen
PREP TIME:  20 minutes
COOK TIME:  15-20 minutes
COOL TIME:  10 minutes
TOTAL TIME:  45-50 minutes

RECIPE CATEGORY:  Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
PRIMARY TOOLS:  food processor, oven
COOKING METHOD: bake

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My goal is to provide recipes that are easy and relatively quick; doable during a busy week.  Kitchen times are approximate and will depend on various factors, like your personal kitchen speed and how many hands you have working with you.  Cooking can become a centering experience that brings family together. I hope you enjoy the ride!


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