'Tis the season to get warmed up by the fireplace and indulge in a level of goodness only basics can understand.
Sometimes we get these things called hankerings. Hank-er-ings. It puts us into a state of mind where if we do not seek that particular food or product, one may feel as though they're missing out in life.
Today I had a hankering for peanut butter cookies.
Growing up, my Mormor (mother's mother in Danish) made the best peanut butter cookies. I'm talking next level, melt in your mouth peanut butter cookies that would make you go from saying oh, I'll just have a bite to eating half the batch, simply because they are that good.
Unfortunately for me, I can't have those bad boys anymore due to my recent discovery of being gluten-sensitive (thank you to my doctor for giving me the OK to say goodbye to gluten).
So with that said, I whipped these ones up this afternoon because my hankering was just killin' me.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
3/4 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup gluten-free oats
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 egg whites
2 tbsp soy-free earth balance, softened
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 tbsp unsweetened coconut, shredded
1/3 cup almond milk
2 tbsp honey
8 squares of 85% cacao chocolate (I prefer Camino) - optional, but you know me I like to find ways to put chocolate in everything
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO WITH THE ABOVE
I love the fact that these cookies don't taste like they are loaded in sugar. Being conscious about what you are putting into your body is one of the key factors to maintaining a healthy physique, whatever that may mean to you. So does it fit your macronutrients?
PER COOKIE, WITH CHOCOLATE
136 calories, 14g carbohydrates (5.6g sugar, 3g fiber), 6.6g fat, 4g protein
PER COOKIE, WITHOUT CHOCOLATE
126 calories, 13g carbohydrates (4.9g sugar, 3g fiber), 6.2g fat, 3.6g protein
Get that yummy-ness in your system! Happy Sunday.
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