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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

PeaNOT Butter Protein Cookies


Why did the cookie go to see the doctor?

Because he was feeling crumby!

That's currently Little A's favorite joke.

If you are feeling crumby and only a cookie will do, but you want something satisfying and nutritious that won't leave you with a sugar-crash, then these fit the bill perfectly.  They are sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan and high in protein.  Oh, and super delicious as confirmed by the family, including the picky little ones.

I used pea butter so they could go in the girls' lunch boxes, but you can use peanut butter if you want, or any other nut or seed butter for that matter.

If you want them a wee bit more decadent, feel free to add chocolate chips.

PeaNOT Butter Protein Cookies

1 cup nut/seed/pea butter
1/4 cup ground flax
1/4 cup vegan, stevia sweetened vanilla or chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup granulated stevia
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

Stir together all the ingredients and then let sit a few minutes until dough thickens.  Scoop spoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes.  Let cool and eat.  Keep in air tight container for a few weeks. Makes 20 cookies.


This recipe has been submitted to Vegetarian Mamma's Gluten-Free Friday and Urban Naturale's Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop.