Thought you said goodbye to soft, chewy cookies when you switched to a wholefood lifestyle?
Think again! These cookies are healthy little bites of heaven. First of all, nuts are all kinds of wonderful for you. They stabilize your blood sugar, aid in weight control, lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of several forms of cancer, and they’re loaded with antioxidants.
This raw peanut butter cookie only has 4 ingredients!
These bites of gorgeousness are far more delicious than cookies full of refined sugar, wheat, oils and additives! Raw, grain-free and full of flavor, it’s never been healthier or more delicious to get your peanut butter cookie fix. For this recipe, I swapped out the white flour for almond meal to give these babies a nutritional boost, and I used dates in place of refined sugar. What’s better is that they take less than 15 minutes to make.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup of almond meal (I use Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal)
1/2 cup of organic creamy peanut butter
1 cup pitted medjool dates
1 1/4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Combine almond flour, peanut butter, dates and vanilla in a food processor and blend until a dough-like texture is achieved (a couple of minutes). Add more peanut butter if necessary to make the dough stickier. Form into small balls and use a fork to press down and create a crisscross pattern. Store in refrigerator.