Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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Whenever you need a grain free healthy dessert, these flourless peanut butter cookies are the perfect treat.

The BEST flourless peanut butter cookies

What makes cookies moist and chewy? The right balance of wet and dry ingredients with a good binder. Even without flour, these peanut butter cookies are moist and chewy thanks to the honey or date paste. 

These cookies are so delicious and easy on your healing gut. I am a firm believer that just because you are on the GAPS diet does not mean that you are not allowed a treat once in a while – which is why I love this recipe. 

A good cookie texture is really hard to replicate on the GAPS diet, but these cookies have the perfect texture! This is my favorite GAPS diet cookie recipe. 

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Whenever you need a grain free healthy dessert, these flourless peanut butter cookies are the perfect treat.

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These flourless peanut butter cookies are not only GAPS diet approved, but they are so delicious. Even better? They are super easy to make with only a few ingredients. 

Here’s everything you need: 

  • Organic, all-natural peanut butter (3 cups)
  • date syrup (honey would work, too)
  • vanilla
  • eggs
  • baking soda
  • salt
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I love baking these cookies! They are the perfect sweet treat to provide a fun treat while staying on the GAPS diet. Here are a few tips and tricks I have learned along the way to help you make the most of your cookies:

  1. If you have the time, ferment and sprout your own peanuts to make your own peanut butter! If you need something quick, I recommend using nice organic peanut butter without additives.
  2. If you don’t have date syrup, a good substitute that I like to use is honey. Be aware that when you are heating honey, it does destroy a lot of its benefits so I prefer date syrup.
  3. This recipe is designed to make several dozen cookies at once. Feel free to cut the recipe in half, I just prefer to make a lot of cookies at once and freeze most of them for the future. 
  4. Due to the consistency of this dough, I recommend hand mixing with a wooden spoon. That will help the ingredients blend and not stick to any utensil. 

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How to make this flourless peanut butter cookies recipe

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until it is a nice cookie dough consistency
  3. Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet (I like to press down with a fork and make the classic cross shape) 
  4. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes
  5. Allow cooling completely on the pan to help them hold their shape (if you try to handle them before they’re completely cool they’ll fall apart)

Peanut butter cookies (no flour no sugar)

What is in flourless peanut butter cookies?

Without any flour or sugar, I know I hard time believing that these cookies would taste good. Traditionally, peanut butter cookies are sweet – right? 

I was also under the impression that these cookies would need flour to have a good cookie texture. After all, how else would a cookie stay together? 

When I tell you that these flourless peanut butter cookies are just as tasty (if not more so) than traditional peanut butter cookies, I am not exaggerating.

With the date syrup, they are just as sweet and the texture comes from the other ingredients that act as a binder. Once they are cool, they are just as easy to pick up and eat, and the texture is just like a cookie made with flour. 

How to make peanut butter cookies recipe easy

  • Use a hand mixer to blend the ingredients together quickly and effectively
  • Before measuring out your date syrup, coat the measuring cup with a little bit of avocado oil. I have found that this keeps the syrup from sticking and is easier to get all of it into the bowl. 
  • I always make this flourless peanut butter cookie recipe in batches and freeze any leftovers.

Can you freeze flourless peanut butter cookie dough?

I love to freeze any extra peanut butter cookie dough for emergency cookie needs like a surprise guest coming over or a spur-of-the-moment movie night with the family. 

What makes these the BEST flourless peanut butter cookies?

These cookies are incredible – trust me. I love them so much that I make them all of the time. To me, what makes them the best flourless peanut butter cookies is the sweet and salty ratio is just perfect. 

Whenever I need a treat that is sweet like a dessert but still has that hearty saltiness that peanut butter provides, chances are I will turn to this cookie recipe. Plus, it’s so fast and easy to make. 

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If you love this recipe you have to try these next!

GAPS Diet Cupcakes Recipe

Grain Free Cheese Crackers Recipe

GAPS Key Lime Pie

2 Ingredient Frozen Yogurt

Have you ever made cookies without flour?

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Yield: 50 cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless peanut butter cookies

Whenever you need a grain free healthy dessert, these flourless peanut butter cookies are the perfect treat.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • A 28 oz jar of peanut butter (around 3 cups)
  • 1 cup of date syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until it is a nice cookie dough consistency
  3. Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet (I like to press down with a fork and make the classic cross shape)
  4. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes
  5. Allow cooling completely on the pan to help them hold their shape (if you try to handle them before they’re completely cool they’ll fall apart)

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

25

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 375mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 8g
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