gluten free natural peanut butter cookies

Healthy Peanut Butter and Flax Cookies

In the past,  I have been known to leave my house without breakfast (I know, horrible right?), but lately, given I am more conscious about providing usable fuel to my body, breakfast-free days are few and far in between. The following is a great peanut butter and flax cookie recipe. For a heartier meal, crumble on top of plain yogurt (Greek or Balkan style), add a cup of green tea (or hot beverage of choice), and you are good to go!

  • Labelled: Gluten-free
  • Source of: protein, omega fatty acids, carbohydrates, dietary fibre, niacin, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, thiamin
  • Calories per serving: 195
  • Servings: 12
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Baking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (can substitute for almond or cashew butter)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Flax Meal
  • 1 egg (large)
  • 1/8 lemon

You will also need:

  • mixing bowl
  • small bowl
  • spoon and fork
  • cookie sheets (enough to make 12 large cookies)
  • storage container

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit; have baking sheets set aside.
  2. (Before starting, make sure peanut butter is thoroughly stirred. The butter will be thoroughly stirred when no obvious separation of oil). Once butter is stirred, pour the peanut butter into the large mixing bowl.
  3. Beat the egg in the small bowl, making sure to remove the cord. Add the vanilla, lemon and sugar. Beat lightly.
  4. Pour egg mixture into bowl with peanut butter. Thoroughly mix the contents. Slowly add the flax meal to contents. Mix until thoroughly combine.
  5. Scoop 1 TBSP of mixture onto cookie sheets, ensuring scoops are placed at least 1 inches apart.
  6. Bake for approximately 10 minutes. Cookies should be ready when edges turn brown, yet cookies are still soft (make sure by testing centre of cookies are baked – no trace of dough on fork).
  7. Cool off for at least 45 minutes. Store in a suitable container.

 

Note on nutrition of peanut butter and flax cookies:

  • In order to have a buttery, evenly mixed dough, peanut butter (or butter of choice) must be thoroughly mixed from the original butter container.
  • Nutrition listed is not an exhaustive list
  • Nutritional analysis was not inclusive of optional items (i.e. almond or cashew butter)

 

Have you tired this natural peanut butter cookie recipe? Comment and share below.

 

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