The Oh She Glows Cookbook – one word. AMAZING. I want to make every single thing in this beautiful cookbook.
I received my copy of the Oh She Glows Vegan Cookbook last week and have been skimming through it each evening lusting and drooling over the recipes and their beautiful photos. I finally had time to make a recipe from the book, and it was freaking phenomenal. I am addicted to these. It was incredibly hard to pick just one thing to make, but after returning to this page several times, and hearing from a friend that made them…it was decided.
I highly HIGHLY recommend you pick up a copy of The Oh She Glows Cookbook – vegan or not, you’ll love the recipes. I am not vegan, though many of my meals are vegan or vegetarian. This cookbook has so many delicious and healthy vegan recipes that claim to make you glow, from the inside out. These cookie dough bites are every bit delicious and reminiscent of eating raw cookie dough. The difference? The ingredients are whole, and will not make your tummy hurt at all! I’m sold.
Please note, the recipe was taken from the Oh She Glows Cookbook. All credit for the recipe given to the lovely Angela Liddon. As always, photos are mine. You can purchase this on Amazon, at some Costco stores, and at Chapters/Indigo books! Maybe more places too.
1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
2 tbsp coconut oil (I subbed this for EVOO)
2 tbsp smooth natural peanut butter (or almond butter, sunflower seed butter)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup or other liquid sweetener (I used Madhava Maple flavoured agave nectar)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp dark chocolate, chopped (I used Green & Black’s 85% cacao dark chocolate)
1. Prepare the almond meal. In a blender or food processor (what I used), blend/process 1/2 cup whole raw almonds until they are a flour like consistency. Set aside.
2. In a blender or food processor, blend/process oats until a fine flour forms. Set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, peanut butter, agave (or maple syrup, or other liquid sweetener), and vanilla. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Add in the almond meal, oat flour and salt. Beat again until well combined. Fold in the chopped dark chocolate.
4. Roll the dough into small balls (about 1 tbs of dough). Place the finished bites on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
5. Freeze bites for 5-10 minutes, or until firm. Store bites in the freezer in an air-tight container or freezer bag for quick access later.