I've been wanting Eat, Drink & Be Vegan for a long time. I've skimmed through it at the bookstore and loved a lot of recipes in the book. She has a good selection of recipes that can be used "everyday" like for parties, romantic dinners or a simple weekday meal. I'm always looking for something new to introduce to my tasting palate. Vegan meals can be colorful, flavorful, healthy, and nutrition powerhouses! Dreena Burton does all that and more in her recipes. I've tried two recipes so far and both came together very quickly and tasted fabulous.
The cookie I will share with you today is fudgy, moist, cakey, and peanut buttery goodness! You will have to buy the book to get the actual recipe. I wanted to post it but seeing that no one else has this recipe posted on the Internet I decided to respect that decision. It really is a good book to have in your collection. If you don't tell people it is vegan, they will NEVER know and they will tell you how much they love the dish you made. I promise.
"You Got Peanut Butter in My Chocolate" Cookies. What a mouthful of a name! This name was inspired by a 1980s Reese's commercial. Dreena loved the suggestion and I can tell why. After trying these cookies you get a good combination of rich chocolate and peanut butter blended in the batter. I actually felt like I was eating a peanut butter cup, but knew this cookie was way better for me. The cookie is wheat free and made with simple ingredients like unrefined sugar, barley or spelt flour, cocoa powder, pure maple syrup, agave nectar, and natural peanut butter.
I did make several adjustments to my cookies. Instead of unrefined sugar I subbed in my new favorite item, Stevia. I also didn't have barley or spelt flour, so I just used AP flour, per Dreena recommendation in the book. I must pick up spelt flour soon since many of the recipes use it!
My father and my mom could not believe they were considered vegan. You can tell when I wanted this book they gave me that "eww" face. My new nickname at home is Vegan, well that what my father calls me.
|Chocolate balls of goodness. I will admit, I tried the dough raw. SO GOOD!|
|A moist and crumbly cookie that is rich and buttery in flavor.|