Almond Butter and Blueberry Cookies, a burst of blueberry paired with almond butter that’s reminiscent of your favorite childhood lunch.
“Remember, you don’t need to go from zero to kale salads in one day.” -Jessica Murnane
For many of you, the author of the author of the quote above needs to introduction; Jessica, the author and recipe creator of One Part Plant, has been a fixture in my car (she’s a podcaster) and home for over a year. Her quest to manage pain caused by endometriosis led her to discover the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, and she hasn’t looked back! The quote above is an excerpt from her new cookbook, and it sums up her philosophy perfectly, one meal a day from real, whole, plant-based foods. No forbidden foods that you can never eat again, no requirement to join a culty food tribe with 1,000,000 rules. Simply make plants the star of the show for one meal a day. Just like on her blog, Jessica’s laid back approach is intertwined throughout the book. Her passion for creating SIMPLE no fuss recipes makes this cookbook approachable and ideal for busy Mama’s like us who are always on the lookout for recipes that are full of the good stuff, but taste good too!
All this to say, when I was approached with an opportunity to help promote her cookbook (and get an advanced copy), it was a no brainer. If you have followed Simply Sissom for any amount of time, you are well aware that meat is a presence in 95% of my recipes (and most likely yours). But you guys, if I’m being completely honest, you can’t argue with the fact that plant based meals are chocked full of minimally processed veggies, fruits, nuts, grains seed and legumes. Adding a little bit of that into our daily routine, well.. sounds like a good plan to me!
A few recipes you’ll find within these pages are: chocolate chunk cookies, creamy mushroom lasagna, corn cakes with black bean spread and go-to spaghetti marinara. I’m super excited to share Jessica’s Almond Butter and Blueberry Cookies with you today. Made with 6 basic everyday ingredients. 1-bowl and 10 minutes hand on prep time, these cookies are pretty fantastic. Made with a base of almond butter and sweetened with maple syrup, it’s about as healthy as a cookie can get. You guys, I have been reaching for them non-stop, which probably cancels out some of the healthiness, buuuuut.. let’s not worry about that!
- 1 cup natural almond butter
- 2 TBS coconut oil
- 5 TBS real maple syrup
- 1¼ cup rolled oats
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- sea salt, if needed
- ¾ cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, stir the almond butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup together; if you almond butter is unsalted, add a pinch of salt. Stir in the oats and baking soda. Carefully fold in the blueberries. Do you best to keep them whole and not squish them.
- Scoop up a tablespoon of dough, roll it into a ball, place it on the parchment paper, and press it down gently with your hand to flatten it a little. Continue placing the cookies on the sheet. They won't spread much, so you can put them pretty close together. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes and then check on them. They should still be slightly soft and doughy to the touch. If they're not there yet, you can bake them a minute or two longer, but you don't want to overtake these. After they've cooled, they'll harden a bit.
- They'll be pretty fragile straight out of the oven , so let them set for a minute and then carefully transfer them to a wire rack (if you have one). Let them cool for at least 10 minutes longer. Be patient and don't touch!
- Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to a week.
- These cookies work best with fresh blueberries, not frozen. If you can’t find fresh.. sub in dark chocolate chunks. Everyone will be JUST FINE with that!
- Make sure to check your peanut butter label. The only ingredient that almond butter needs is almonds.
- I have made this recipe with peanut butter and almond butter… gotta say, go with the almond variety!!!
- Check out the One Part Plant Cookbook (<–Affiliate Link) for more simple plant-based allergen free recipes!
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