Sorry my blogging has been so intermittent. I wish I had all the time in the world to share things here, but it just hasn’t been possible as of late. That said, I don’t plan on just disappearing, me and my little ol’ blog. So stick around! You might recall not too long ago I shared some PB2 Chocolate Chip Cookies I made with PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter. They were delicious. In fact, Bell Plantation (the company that makes PB2) shared them on their Facebook page and they went crazy! I knew they made a chocolate version of PB2 and had to get some and try it in cookies, but I couldn’t just stop there……
My friend, Paige, posted about David Lebovitz’ Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Granola. It was calling my name and I had to make some. I made it with changes using raw honey instead of maple syrup and coconut sugar in place of the brown sugar, I also used gluten free oats and Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips. It was a great granola! (I need to make more!) I swear I wrote down my changes somewhere so I could share my version of the recipe, but I CANNOT FIND IT! sigh It’s okay, David’s recipe is pretty simple and I really only made the few changes I mentioned, so check it out if you’re looking for a quick treat or breakfast.
I decided to use the Chocolate PB2 and make more cookies. To bump up the delicious peanut butter and chocolate combination, I added some of the granola to the cookies, as well as more peanuts and lots of chocolate chips. Score! These were so good! If you’ve been putting off trying the peanut butter powders, do not hesitate any longer. It’s good stuff!
Chocolate PB2 Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup organic brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup raw honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Granola (or granola of your choice)
4 tablespoons Chocolate PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
1 cup gluten free flour blend
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips (or chocolate chips of your choice)
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine the coconut oil and sugars. Whisk together well. Add the egg and vanilla and combine. In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients (granola, PB2, cacao, flour, soda, baking powder and salt) and mix them together. Add them to the creamed mixture (You can use a mixer, but it mixes just fine with a whisk!). Stir with a wooden spoon until all combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and peanuts. Drop by tablespoonsful (or using a cookie scoop) onto the parchment lined baking sheets spaced about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes. Let sit on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool.