Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free)
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Looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth while sticking to your health goals? Then these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are for you! They’re free of gluten, grain, refined sugar, tree nuts, and animal products while also being low-FODMAP! I know, you may be wondering what even goes into these cookies, but the answer is surprisingly simple! You’ll only need peanut butter, chia seeds, pure maple syrup, cinnamon, sea salt, and baking soda. That’s it. And they are so delicious! These melt-in-your-mouth Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies will be sure to sweeten up your weekend–the healthy way.
The Fricke Farmhouse
I just realized that I haven’t posted any new recipes for a few weeks now! The reason I’ve been MIA is that we just bought a farmette (aka the Fricke Farmhouse) and have be swamped with moving, projects, and 12+ hour days at work. I made sure to make plenty of meals before the move, so I’ve hardly been cooking this past week. Now that we’re getting more settled, I plan to get back into my regular blogging routine. And I have a lot of exciting recipes in the queue to make in my dreamy new kitchen! I can’t wait to share it all with you!
“Natural” Peanut Butter
Obviously, peanut butter is a critical ingredient for Peanut-Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. That’s why it’s so important to use high quality peanut butter. The only ingredients should be peanuts and maybe salt. Nothing more. No oils, no sugar, nothing. What really frustrates me about the food industry (actually there are a lot of things) is how there is no regulation on the word “natural”. It’s just another marketing scheme and doesn’t mean anything nutritionally. Even though other “natural” peanut butters don’t contain hydrogenated oils, there are still many that contain sugar and palm oil. These are totally unnecessary ingredients. Also, go for organic whenever possible when it it comes to peanut products. They are one of the most heavily sprayed crops!
Pure peanut butters have a much thinner consistency than the thick stuff found in conventional jars. I have not tested this recipe with that type of peanut butter, so it’s best to stick with the natural, runnier kind.
Pure Maple Syrup
Like peanut butter, it is essential to use pure maple syrup in these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. Other “pancake syrups” are much thicker and do not taste at all like the real deal. They are also ultra processed and made of corn syrup, unlike maple syrup which is much less processed and made from tree sap. Metabolically, sugar is sugar, but it’s always best to use ingredients in the most unrefined and unprocessed forms possible. It will taste a lot better and be much healthier!
How to Make Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk the flax seed and hot water. Set aside for 5 minutes. This will make an “egg”.
In a large bowl, whisk the peanut butter, maple syrup, flax mixture, baking soda, cinnamon, and sea salt. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Scoop the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until they are just turning golden brown. Remove from oven and let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
I hope you enjoy these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies! Be sure to leave a rating below and let me know what you think in the comments! Happy baking!
More Cookie Recipes to Try
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- OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP ZUCCHINI COOKIES
- HEALTHIER SCOTCHEROO BARS
- HEALTHIER EGGLESS SNICKERDOODLES
- CHEWY CHOCOLATE GINGER COOKIES
- UNFORGETTABLE CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a small bowl, whisk the flax seed and hot water. Set aside for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, whisk the peanut butter, maple syrup, flax mixture, baking soda, cinnamon, and sea salt.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, until they are just turning golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Enjoy!