I have a thing with peanut butter cookies.
I can never stop at just eating one. I even justify eating them around the clock. Add fresh spinach on the side and you have your protein and greens. Sounds like a meal to me!
Luckily, peanut butter cookies can actually be good for you- refined sugar free, gluten free and vegan. I still don’t have any self control around the things, but at least I don’t have to worry about unhealthy ingredients. I can have cookie eating sprees with this recipe and I don’t have to feel bad in the slightest. There is honestly no reason to!
They are so peanut buttery, soft and delicious all the while being healthy! You could probably add in protein powder or agave inulin for an added boost of nutrition. But the already natural ingredient list proves to be beneficial to health. These cookies are high in protein, fiber and vitamins. Those are the kind of cookies that should be eaten guilt free, even if you try to eat them for dinner!
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1/2 cup White Rice Flour
1/4 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
3/4 cup Coconut Sugar
1 cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
1 teaspoon Molasses
1/4 cup Applesauce
Dash of Sea or Pink Salt
2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
In a medium sized bowl, mix together the baking soda, rice flour, xanthan gum and coconut sugar until well combined. Add the peanut butter, molasses, applesauce, salt and vanilla and mix all the ingredients together until smooth. If you’re peanut butter is fresh out of the fridge and is very hard, heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds or let it sit out at room temperature so it’s easier to incorporate into the mixture. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes.
Makes 10-14 cookies