Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter CookiesPeople 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.

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.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

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.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip 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
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp 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
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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

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