Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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People are always surprised when I bring a “healthy” dessert that actually tastes amazing. Everyone at my brother’s graduation party loved these gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. I took a recipe from Sweet and Savory by Shinee and adapted it a little because I got inspired mid-baking. I just wanted them to be peanut-buttery and not use a ton of almond flour because that shit is expensive. So I replaced some with PB2, added the chocolate chips, and wa-la you have some peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that are not only grain-free but low-fat, chewy and delicious.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I also used some honey and some maple syrup…because I ran out of honey. But don’t over-complicate it. Just use the honey.

What makes these healthy:

  • almond flour – grain free, full of good fat and protein
  • PB2 – low fat but has 5g of protein in a serving. More Protein!
  • Coconut oil – healthy saturated fats – we need a balance of all types of fat in our diet. Coconut is a great source of saturated fat!
  • Raw Honey – natural and less refined than table sugar and it has immune-boosting properties.

 

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that are gluten free, dairy free and sweetened only with raw honey. Not free of delicious chocolate chip peanut butter cookie flavor though!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup PB2
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 tbsp raw honey maple syrup if vegan
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp unrefined, cold-pressed coconut oil* melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
  3. Mix honey, vanilla and melted oil in a small bowl. Pour into dry ingredients and stir until just combined
  4. Scoop dough and place 8 cookies on each sheet and flatten slightly with a fork.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes (edges should be golden brown)
  6. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack

Recipe Notes

*cold-pressed coconut oil is not processed at high heat - it has a milder flavor that won't come through in these cookies and its health benefits are preserved.

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