For those who know us, Vanessa is usually the one who comes up with the chocolate & nut butter based treats. But no, this time it is me, Louise, bringing you these utterly scrummy Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies. *which just happen to be Gluten Free! These treats are perfect for a post work out snack or would be fab to take on a hike. They're high in protein (check our guide to vegan protein!) & have just enough sugar to give you a boost!
Vanessa's love for all things nut butter is legendary. She's devoted whole posts to her obsession (you can find out what her top nut butters are over on this post). I also like nut butter, don't get me wrong, it's just that my obsession isn't quite as .. erm.. nutty (sorry not sorry).
However, I had a vague memory of some yummy salted peanut biscuits that my lovely Granny used to make & decided to use that idea to end up with my own version. And I'm very glad I did - my vegan chocolate chip peanut butter cookies have been a hit!
These vegan chocolate chip peanut butter cookies are made from super simple ingredients! The mains ones are:
Peanut butter - it's just the best right?! High in protein and good fats, and also helps to bind these cookies. I used Biona Crunchy Peanut Butter (affiliate link), which I like as it gives them a satisfying crunch, but use smooth peanut butter (affiliate link) if that's what you have. You could even go crazy & try a different type of nut butter. Cashew would be AMAZING I'm sure!
Chocolate chips - either chips or chunks will work. Sometimes I just use chocolate chunks from a vegan chocolate bar (affiliate link) that I bashed up; chocolate is chocolate after al! I'm pretty sure these would be fab without the chocolate chunks, but where would the fun be in that!
Chickpea flour - which is also known as gram flour, besam flour or garbanzo flour. It's made from ground up chickpeas. Chickpea flour (affiliate link) is amazing as it's gluten-free, has extra protein in it & also helps to bind the cookies. I think you would be able to use ordinary flour, I haven't tested it though!
Flakey salt - we all know salt goes so well with chocolate and nuts, so I couldn't resist adding salt to these cookies! I love flakey salt which is easy to sprinkle on and looks pretty. I tend to use Maldon salt (affiliate link).
These yummy vegan chocolate chip peanut butter cookies are dead easy to make. All you have to do is:
👩🏽🍳 Mix up a batter of the peanut butter, chickpea (or gram) flour, brown sugar & water.
👩🏽🍳 Add chocolate chips/chunks.
👩🏽🍳 Roll the batter into balls, squishing them down with a fork.
👩🏽🍳 A sprinkle of flaky salt & a quick 20 mins in the oven & you have a yummy nutty treat!
Yes! The cookies freeze really well; perfect for getting out in a couple of weeks time when you need a treat. They also defrost very quickly - bonus!
Yes, you can use any nut butter. I love using almond nut butter (affiliate link) sometimes!
Of course, but obviously chocolate makes everything amazing! No reason you can't add raisins or whole nuts instead of chocolate chips.
If you loved these Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies, you might like these recipes too:
I'm going to make another batch of these Salted Peanut Choc Chunk Cookies really soon. I might even share them with Vanessa!
Love Louise x
Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies (Gluten Free!)
- Preheat your oven to 190°C / 375°F / Gas Mark 5.
- In a large bowl, add the nut butter, sugar & chickpea flour.
- Add the water & stir to combine. Add a little extra water if the dough is too dry.
- Stir through the chocolate chips.
- Line a cookie sheet/oven sheet with baking paper.
- Use a teaspoon to scoop out walnut sized chunks of dough. Lightly roll them into a ball.
- Place them on the cookie sheet, sprinkle the flaky salt over them & use a fork to slightly flatten them.
- Bake in the oven for around 20 mins, until golden.
- Leave to cool slightly before eating!