Peanut Butter Cookies (no sugar, no flour)

Peanut Butter Cookies (no sugar, no flour)

To give my guts a break from highly refined ingredients (which make my tummy look like a balloon) I am trying to bake and cook without flour and sugar whenever possible. This is also the main reason why my ‘Baking Lab’ project remains on hold. Although, I absolutely love the almond cookies, they are not so gentle on my intestine (load of unhealthy fats and sugar).

Instead, I am absolutely amazed by these peanut butter cookies. They are perfect!

  • Soft
  • Don’t crumble
  • Not too sweet
  • Without flour
  • Without added refined sugar
  • Free from dairy
  • Free from gluten

Ingredients

  • Peanut butter – about 300 ml (I used the bio pindakaas from AH)
  • Egg – one small
  • Banana – one small
  • Baking soda – 1 spoon
  • Vanilla extract – ½ spoon
  • Optional: oat flakes (I used about 3-4 spoons)
  • Optional: chocolate chunks (I used the pure choco chunks from Heel Holland Bakt)

Needed appliances

  • A bowl – to combine ingredients
  • A mixer or spatula and strong muscles
  • A baking tray
  • Baking paper
  • Pre-heated oven (180ºC)

Tips

  • It is possible to add less or more peanut butter. The amount is not really strict.
  • I added the oat flakes for extra fibers and I believe it added some volume to the cookies.
  • Adding banana was a bit spontaneous. I wanted to add sweet flavor to my cookies. Perhaps grinded dates would work even better. Something to try next time.
  • I combined everything using mixer but spatula and strong muscles would do too.

Preparation steps

  1. Start heating the oven (180ºC)
  2. Cover a baking tray with a baking paper
  3. Beat/mix in a bowl: one egg, baking soda and vanilla extract
  4. Add to it one small banana (or a couple of dates) and peanut butter, then mix everything together slowly for 1-2 min until smooth
  5. Optional: add oat flakes, chocolate chunks (or sugar) and combine all together
  6. Spoon the blended ingredients on the baking tray and flatten into cookie shape
  7. Bake in pre-heated oven for about 10 minutes
  8. Remove the cookies from the oven when golden brown and let them cool down

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I love them. My family found them not sweet enough. If you don’t mind sugar or like your cookies extra sweet, you can add honey (or sugar) instead of banana for the sweeter taste.

Enjoy making your own cookies,

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