Have you ever had something that just doesn’t make you feel good, but you don’t want to admit it? Well, that’s how I feel about bread… that kinda stinks when you bake as much as I do. The truth is, I just feel better and I’m more energetic when I’m not eating it….; that’s why I like to have recipes like these Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies on hand!
Let’s face it, if we were all on an ideal diet we would be eliminating wheat and refined sugar (the two hardest things to give up!) I recently read that the only taste humans are born craving is sugar… oh my, and sugar is the number one reason for weight gain.
Is gluten good for you?
If you eat a heavy gluten diet, it can be really bad for your health. An excessive amount of gluten can cause inflammation and nutrient malabsorption, complications with skin, joints, and gut. Why can’t it just be good for us?? (Insert whining emoji) I can’t make it healthy….even with all of my whining!!!
I’m a big baker, and bake crazy amounts of goodies! It’s really hard not to want to bake, so I’m constantly working on developing new recipes for desserts that are refined sugar-free, and gluten-free.
These peanut butter cookies have a small amount of sugar and they are made with coconut flour! Coconut flour has protein, fiber, and good fat! It’s a great “flour” alternative and works perfectly in these cookies.
I also use “chia egg” in these cookies instead of a regular egg. Chia seeds can help with weight loss, provide energy, and help cleanse the colon!
I hope you’ll try these gluten-free, dairy-free peanut butter cookies!
For other Gluten-Free options check out these Undercover Gluten Free Blondies!
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup unsweetened organic peanut butter
- Chia egg 1 and a half Tbsp of chia seeds mixed with 5 tbsp water. Could also use regular egg if you want
- 1/4 cup sugar + 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil soft
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp coconut flour
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp pink salt or sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350
- Mix up chia egg in a small bowl and set aside and let gel up.
- In a medium bowl mix together all the ingredients with a wooden spoon,
- Spoon out even amounts of batter onto a cookie sheet, about a tbsp per cookie.
- With your fingers or the bottom of a measuring cup press the cookies down to flatten them.
- With a fork make hashtag signs on each cookie. (My oldest calls them hashtag cookies haha)
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until done!
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