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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies GLUTEN FREE & SUGAR FREE

on August 29th, 2013
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies GLUTEN FREE & SUGAR FREE – I always love to share my favorite recipes with my friends and since it is a long weekend I am sure you are looking for some fun recipes for the Labor Day weekend. Here is one I have tried twice and have tweaked to make my own. Check it out. It is so good even my 9 year old is asking for more. You would never know there is no sugar or flour in it. 

Here is the recipe for my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Gluten Free Cookies – adapted from someone on the internet – I cannot find the original author so I will attribute it to a recipe I found on the CafeMom Forum. Recipe was changed based on what I had in my kitchen cupboards so this is my recipe adapted.

Ingredients –

1 1/4 cup of organic garbanzo beans not canned from Whole Foods washed and drained

1/2 cup of crunchy salted peanut butter from Whole Foods

1/4 cup of vanilla flavored agave – here is the one I use Madhava Organic Vanilla Agave, 11.75-Ounce (Pack of 6)

1 teaspoon of baking powder – if you need gluten free options – here is one I like - Hain Baking Powder, Gluten Free, Sodium Free, 8 oz

1/2 cup carob chips or chocolate chips

Add all ingredients into your food processor except the chocolate chips and ground up all the ingredients until uniform and add chocolate chips and mix. Create 1 tablespoon size balls and flatten onto a parchment baking sheet and bake for 11 minutes. Let stand for 5 to 10 minute to cool and enjoy.

These cookies are so good you will not believe they do not have granulated sugar, flour, or eggs. And the plus is your get a boost of protein and fiber with the garbanzo beans.

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Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Snacks

on June 28th, 2012
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When you think about summer it is always about cool fun snack alternatives for the kids to eat after a hot day in the pool, park, beach, or camp. I always like to think of fun ways to keep it healthy. One of my favorite recipes is the frozen banana peanut butter pinwheels which is so easy to do you can put your 5 year old to work assembling them while you are busy making dinner.


2 medium bananas cut in wheels

1 cup of  peanut butter

1/2 cup of melted dark chocolate

Place bananas on a cookie sheet. Place bananas on the cookie sheet. Add a small 1/2 tsp of peanut butter on top of each banana wheel. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the bananas and peanut butter. Put in the freezer overnight.

Whenever your kids want dessert this summer hand them a few of these pinwheels. They will think they are eating ice cream when they are actually eating frozen bananas.

Another favorite in our family are frozen grapes. All you have to do is wash and put in the freezer. A great snack that will help for weight loss cravings as well.

Let me know what you think and if you have recipes you want to share – leave a comment.

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