Friday, March 21, 2014

flourless PB & J snack cookies

Happy Friday!!!

This week FLEW by. I feel like Monday came and now it's Friday. It's been weird, yet awesome to be working for myself now since my last day at the clinic was last Friday. These days I'm just doing Nutshell Nutrition full time and that's more than enough I think.

Also, I was guest posting over at Kath's incredible blog on Wednesday and I didn't even know the post was going up that day, oops. So I was trying to keep up with email, new clients, comments over on her blog and comments on mine so sorry for any response delays! I think I'm finally resurfacing, thank you for being so patient :)

The week was filled with seeing Nutshell clients, coffee and walks in the sunshine with friends and baking! I'm trying to use up all the flours, sugar, nuts, etc that I have in my kitchen before moving in 6 weeks so this recipe is one of many to come I'm certain.


And it's an adaptation from one of my favorite cookie recipes ever...flourless chocolate chip cookies! I make a batch almost every week for snacks and nighttime noshing and figured I needed to make a different variety to spice thing up ya know?

And this week I canNOT get enough PB & J. Gosh, it's so simple yet so good.

Salty PB.
Sweet jam.
Heaven in mah mouth.

So this recipe came to fruition after I found a whole lotta peanuts and a whole lotta dried fruit in my cupboards. And then I saw a brown banana staring at me from the counter and the lightbulb went on.


I whipped up a quick batch of homemade PB in the Vitamix, which is so simple ya'll, but you could just use any jarred PB you like! I'm not all domestic, churning out homemade nut butters on the reg, but on Monday I was.

Then a threw a few more ingredients in a bowl, gave it a stir, and 7 minutes later we had snack cookies!

I say snack cookies because I would not consider these dessert, at all. They're made with peanut butter, flax, a banana and some dried fruit and none of those foods say dessert to me.


Which means snack on 'em all you want! Breakfast, post lunch, mid afternoon, late night...whatever blows your skirt up.

They're moist, chewy and chock full of peanut buttah jelly flava.

I'm hiking Old Rag with a few friends and my little brother today and we surely have some packed for snacking.


Flourless PB & J Snack Cookies
1 cup organic peanut butter
2 overly ripe mashed bananas
1/3 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar [optional]
1/3 cup dried cherries and blueberries [or cranberries]

Mix all the ingredients into a bowl and stir until just combined. If your peanut butter is super thick add a tablespoon of almond milk. Then gently stir in your dried fruit. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. You want them to be slightly underdone. 

You can switch up the nut butter and use almond or sunflower seed butter too! 
Happy weekend and happy snacking friends!

27 comments:

  1. these look so good. your blog cracks me up. can't wait to see you once this awful week is over!
    are you coming to NEDA walk?

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    1. I know! It's been like 32432 years, I kinda forget what you look like.
      jk :) call me...maybe.

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  2. Perfect 'snack cookies'! And it must be such an amazing feeling to support yourself full-time through your own business. Love your blog, you inspire me!

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    1. It has been a HUGE blessing! thank you for reading mary!
      xo

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  3. These look fabulous! It's been forever and a half since I baked cookies...thinking that I'll have to change that soon!

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    1. hope you enjoy these and have a wonderful weekend sam!!! :)

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  4. YUM! I love me some PB&J! These would make for a great on-the-go snack. I bet Hunter would love them too!

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    1. these are perfect for kiddos :) and super yum eaten straight out of the freezer!
      happy weekend pretty lady!

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  6. These look awesome! I want to make some with almond butter!

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  7. Such a simple and delicious recipe, but sometimes simple is better than complex. At least it is for me these days. These cookies remind me of your night time snack of pb & j smeared on a banana. Mmm!
    Thanks for the reminder that I need to make another batch of nut butter....specifically roasted almond. Hope you are enjoying the gorgeous hike with your brother. Yay it's FRIDAY!!!!
    Amelia@i_heart_kale

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    1. simple is almost always better than complex in my book :)
      it is PBB & J in cookie form! I can never get my AB smooth when I make it homemade, how do you do it?!!

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  8. oh love it! I tend to just enjoy my PB straight from the spoon, but I should try to mix it up a little! congrats on all the good kind of busy!

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    1. oh I love PB and J both together straight from a spoon! so good!
      happy weekend friend :)

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  9. I so love flourless goodie recipes. I love to bake but am trying to get away from white flour. You can use some wheat flour but not all, wheat just isn't made for baking sweets. I was using my over ripe bananas and mixing them w/ oats and chips but this sounds better and my daughter will love them!

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    1. agreed! 100% wheat is so dense, try spelt flour!

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  10. These sound awesome, Robyn! I LOVE the PB & J combo too! How many cookies does this make?

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    1. they are right up your alley hannah :)
      this makes about two dozen cookies!

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  11. These cookies look & sound amazing!! Yummy!!

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    1. hope you enjoy them! they're nutty :)

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  12. Hi Robyn! I love your blog =) do you eat anything before your morning workouts or just have a smoothie after?

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  13. I am a big sucker for the pb&j combo. I cannot get enough of it. It always brings me memories from my childhood. Oh the good ol days. :')

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  14. Love your recipes! This one looks so good! Can't beat pb&j :)

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  15. These look so good! Perfect for hiking fuel. Maybe if I bake them they will bring on nice hiking weather here this week... it's still below freezing here! :P

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  16. These were so good! Although I only ended up with 12 so I was a bit generous with my definition of "heaping"!

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