Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Sean's tasty update to the traditional peanut butter cookie recipe, is far healthier, gluten free and quite by accident, vegan.

Ingredients

Natural peanut butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Banana 1/2 Large
Honey 3 Tablespoon
Granulated sugar/Raw sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon
Vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon
Jam 2 Teaspoon (or chopped nuts like pecans, almonds, peanuts)

Directions

GETTING READY

1.Pre-heat oven to 325.

2.While still in its container, place the honey into a small bowl of hot water to soften it.

MAKING

3.Peel the banana and put banana into a blender or food processor and purée until smooth OR toss into a large mixing bowl and with a potato masher, schmush it up.

4. Add into the mixing bowl the peanut butter, baking soda, vanilla, honey and sugar.

5.Using a hand mixer on low or a large spoon, thoroughly stir to combine.

6.If using chocolate chips or nuts, gently stir them in. 7.Using a spoon, scoop out some cookie dough, then roll it into a ping-pong-sized ball and place onto a cookie sheet, preferably lined with parchment paper. 8.If the dough is a little sticky, dip your fingers into some room temperature water before rolling into balls.

9.Repeat for the rest of the cookies, placing them about an inch apart.

10.For old-school cookies, using a fork dipped in water, make crosshatch marks across the top and flatten them out slightly.

11.For thumbprint cookies, dip your thumb (or a finger) into some water, push down into the middle of the cookie, then fill with a 1/4 teaspoon of jelly, jam, Nutella or a chocolate kiss.

12.Into the oven they go for 10-12 minutes.

13.Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn. Once they’re done, place onto a rack to cool for a for about 10 minutes.

SERVING

14.Serve warm. The recipe yields 5 servings (4 cookies per serving).

Note: The cookies will be soft when they first come out of the oven, be sure not to disturb them until cool.

As an added treat, place a scoop of softened vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt in between two cooled cookies and freeze for a couple of hours for a tasty ice cream sammich!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 397Calories from Fat 157

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.7%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 345 mg14.38%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.3%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 34 g

Protein 16 g32%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet