These refined sugar free peanut butter cookies are super delicious and more-ish! My kids love them so much and since they’re quite healthy, I don’t mind them eating more than one!
Do you love peanut butter? We all REALLY love peanut butter, especially my 6 year old and me. We go through a jar of peanut butter in a week or two which is why I constantly make a new batch. Wait, have you not made your own peanut butter yet? Trust me, you will want to because it’s delicious! Plus no weird additives, cheap and fast. This is my recipe for The easiest homemade peanut butter and it’s also the peanut butter I use in this recipe.
Often, when my son is home for a day because his kindergarten is closed or it’s a public holiday, we bake something together. This is also how these peanut butter cookies came about! He loves being in the kitchen with me and what’s better than experimenting with cookie batter? Especially since you get to – of course! – try the cookie batter!
During the first test batch, I always bake cookies in a few different ways to test what is the best way for this particular batter. I bake them flattened, unflattened and flattened after being chilled in the fridge. In this case the best way is flattened after being chilled. In the past, I’ve often been too lazy to chill my batter but it really makes a difference in the way the cookies bake so don’t miss that step!
And adding extra roasted peanuts for crunch was THE best idea we had. The whole cookie was a process of let’s add a bit of this and a bit of that and see where it gets us. And it got us to these delicious cookies that I have made countless times in the past few weeks. They’re super popular with my son and his friends and with me of course!
What’s so extra nice about these cookies is the fact that as cookies go they’re pretty healthy! I substituted coconut blossom syrup for sugar and spelt flour for all purpose flour. They have just the right amount of sweetness to make you crave more and more. And since they’re so easy to make, we pretty much have them at home all the time.
Will you bake these cookies soon? Or how about my Healthy Pumpkin Spice Pulp Cookies?
Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies
These refined sugar free peanut butter cookies are super delicious and more-ish! My kids love them so much and since they're quite healthy, I don't mind them eating more than one!
Pre-heat oven to 180° (356°F). Cover a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a bowl, mix together sunflower oil, coconut blossom syrup and peanut butter. Crack the egg into the mixture and mix well again.
In another bowl, mix together spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the dry to the wet ingredients and mix together.
Chop roasted peanuts and fold into the cookie batter.
Chill the cookie batter in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Take out of the fridge and use a cookie scoop to make uniform cookies.I used an ice cream scoop.
Place the cookies on a baking tray and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand. Bake for 10 minutes at 180°C (356°F). Enjoy!