3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Happy Monday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing great, thank you very much. The only thing is that my micro SD card I put in my phone doesn’t work now for some reason. Hopefully, I can recover all the pictures I took!

Anyway, I’m here to share a cookie recipe with you guys. It is very simple and requires only 3 ingredients. Yes, that’s right. 3 ingredients. I guess I should give you guys the recipe now.

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Adapted from: Barefeet In The Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together with a spoon. If you want, you can add chocolate chips too.
  3. Scoop two tablespoon sized balls and place them on a baking sheet. Use a fork to make criss crosses on the cookies if desired.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes.
  5. Take out, let it cool, and enjoy.

It’s that simple! Now, I am off to make some more of these cookies. They’re just too delicious!

Do you like peanut butter cookies? – I love peanut butter. 

What’s the most simple thing you ever baked?

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seed Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seed Muffins with Chocolate ChipsMy perfect morning is this:

  • Early morning run &
  • Eating a muffin along with drinking a cup of coffee

I  feel more productive that way. Early morning runs keep me energized and I just love eating sweets after a run. I guess it is because I use up all of my stored glycogen from running and during the night while I am sleeping! I need the glucose in my blood for my brain to work!  That is why these Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seed Muffins with Chocolate Chips are perfect. They have all the carbohydrates (glucose) I need to refuel my body after a good run. Plus, they are delicious.

Wait, did I mention that these muffins are vegan too? Well, I guess I just did! Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used vanilla soymilk)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • chocolate chips (can use vegan ones if you want to make them vegan. You can use as much as you want)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the peanut butter and sugar. Mix in the bananas.
  3. Stir in the chia seeds with the milk. Then, add it to the sugar/banana mixture.
  4. In another bowl, sift together the brown rice flour and baking powder.
  5. Pour the dry ingredients INTO the wet ingredients, slowly mixing.
  6. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  7. Pour the batter into muffin tins. If you are making mini muffins, bake for 10-15 minutes. If you are making regular size muffins, bake for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Take them out, let them cool for a little bit, and enjoy!

I hope you guys enjoy these muffins! They are quite simple to make. I eat them as part of breakfast or as a snack.

Are you a morning person?

– I am. I wake up early to workout.

Do you like muffins?

Muffins are my favorite!

Steamed Gluten Free Whole Grain Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I am so not creative when it comes to naming my creations. I just name it how it is. And, this is a steamed banana bread. It also has peanut butter in it! I posted this picture on instagram a few days ago. @hevilhelen

Doesn’t it look delicious? I know that it looks a little weird. But, it is steamed!

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I steamed this bread a couple days ago and it is so good! The bread is dense, I have to warn you. I know some people like it fluffy. However, I love dense banana bread. I guess I am just weird like that. Anyway, the only flour used is brown rice flour. It makes this bread whole grain! It is also vegan. Maybe  I should add that to the name too!

Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 2/3 cup soymilk
  • 3/4 cup sugar (can use less if wanted)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • sprinkle of salt

Directions

  1. “Cream” the peanut butter and the sugar together.
  2. Mix in the bananas and milk.
  3. In another bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the banana mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour into bread pan.
  5. Steam for 40 to 50 minutes. *
  6. Enjoy.
*There are different ways you can steam this. I did it the old fashioned way. I filled a wok with water and heated it until it boiled. I placed the pan onto a thing that can separate it from the water and let it steam. The only problem is that you have to watch the water, since it can boil off.
In other news, I cannot wait for today’s Switched At Birth episode. It is the only show I watch besides the old classics: Reba and Full House. Anyway, Switched At Birth is a great show and I love how it reaches out to the deaf community! Sometimes, I feel that there are groups of people that don’t get as much attention they should get. I also love the story line and it makes me want to learn sign language.
Anyway, I guess that is it. I hope good things happen in today’s episode and I hope you guys enjoy the bread!
Have you tried steaming foods that are normally baked?
Are you for Emmett, Tank, or Ty?
-I think Bay should stick with Tank.  
Who do you think Daphne should choose?
– I think Jorge!

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Hey everyone. How are you guys doing today?

I’m doing fine, thank you very much. Today, I have a very simple recipe for you guys. It’s chocolate peanut butter cookies. If you are allergic to peanuts, you can use almond butter. You can try using sun flower seed butter but I am not quite sure how it would turn out. I do know that people have food allergies.

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Anyhow, here’s the recipe. I hope you guys enjoy it. Here is where the recipe is from.

Serving: 18 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter (all natural, organic if possible)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • chocolate chips (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the eggs and peanut butter.
  3. Mix in the sugar, cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
  4. The dough does feel like regular cookie dough. Form 2 tablespoon sized balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes.
  6. Take them out, let it cool, and enjoy with milk. These cookies are rich and delicious!

Do you like cookies?

What is your favorite girl scout cookie? I ask this because they came out with a gluten free cookie!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Guess what I made during the weekend.

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Yep. You are right. I baked gluten free chocolate chip cookies. I think the name of the post gave it away.  I baked them for a huge family gathering on Saturday.  It made 35 cookies and they were all gone by the end of the night. Well, two of my cousins ate 5 cookies. The others ate around 2 – 3. Whoops.

I have tried gluten free cookies before but I was always turned off by its gritty texture. It really depends on what ingredients you use to make the cookies. I am happy to say that these cookies are 100% whole grain. It does have sugar in it but these cookies use a lot less sugar. Did I mention that no butter is used in this?

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So, here is the recipe to the cookies. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats (make sure they are gluten free)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • chocolate chip cookies (as much as you want)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (sometimes, I use 1 cup instead)
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, “cream” together the sugars and oil.
  3. Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. In another bowl, sift together the flour, oats,  salt, and baking powder.
  5. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients.  Mix in the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop 2 tablespoon size dough on the cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Take it out, let it cool, and enjoy!

Let me know what you guys think of these cookies. I know my family liked them. I actually saved a few for my friend to try. He said they were good too.

How was your weekend?

What are your thoughts on gluten free baked goods?