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Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

9
Nov

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I don’t know about you, but I have a serious love for peanut butter. A serious love.

I put it in everything.

Yesterday morning I had it in my Favourite Oatmeal and all week long I’ve been having it in my chocolate protein shake. Oh, and on lots of rice cakes.

If you buy the natural peanut butter that is one to two ingredients (peanuts and/or salt!) it’s actually good for you. It’s healthy fat, some protein, and a boat load of amazing flavour. What’s not to love?

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while, you’ll know that I love low carb recipes. You’ll also know that I especially love low carb DESSERTS!

I try to keep my dessert recipes sugar free (mostly), so when NuNaturals sent me a bag of their newest sweetener I was beyond excited to try it. I had never heard of Tagatose before (a naturally-occurring sweetener found in milk, fruits and vegetables) and was so intrigued. Check out how amazing the nutrition info is (below).

Tagatose by NuNaturals

(Low calorie, low carb, low glycemic index, probiotic properties, and tastes like sugar. Hello happy.)

Recently my love for peanut butter (and my curiosity to try Tagatose) drove me to make cookies. After the first bite, I’m thinking, “Oh my word. These taste so deliciously bad.” Don’t worry though, they are healthy and ridiculously simple to make. In fact, you probably won’t find an easier peanut butter cookie recipe. In addition to being a low carb recipe, it’s also dairy free, sugar free, and  gluten free. This recipe makes about 18 medium sized cookies.

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. 1 cup natural peanut butter
  2. 3/4 – 1 cup Tagatose*
  3. 1 organic egg
  4. 1 scant tsp. baking soda
  5. Pinch of sea salt

*You can use splenda as a sweetener if you want – I personally don’t recommend artificial sweeteners at all, but if that’s something you like using…it will work well in this recipe.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet. Mix all the ingredients together really well. With your hands, make nice balls and place them on the sheet. With a fork, press down for a pretty peanut butter cookie look. Bake for 10 minutes, watching them very carefully. They will burn easy.

Let them cool for about 10 minutes (they’re just airy fluff when they come straight out of the oven, so try to restrain yourself till they’ve hardened a bit). Enjoy!

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Oh, and I want to thank NuNaturals for sending me their new flavour of Liquid Stevia – peppermint! Seriously, I am so addicted to their flavoured liquid stevias. I’m constantly using their lemon stevia in my green tea, the cocoa and orange stevia in my smoothies, and the vanilla in my coffee – no calories, no carbs, and amazing flavour!

Peppermint Stevia by NuNaturals

Are you a peanut butter fan? Have you heard of Tagatose before?

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12 Responses to “Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness

    What a simple recipe and I bet they’re delicious! Love it!

  2. Debbie@ Live from La Quinta

    Man, I love peanut butter cookies. I am interested in trying tagatose. It sounds like a great sugar free sweetener (try as I might, I can’t overcome my sweet tooth!).

  3. Julie (@ROJRunning)

    1) What?? flavored stevia? Shut the front door! 2) Your graphic girl changed…does she change with the seasons? Still so cute! 3) These cookies sound great. I might have to try them for some of the many holiday exchanges/parties I’m attending and will have to direct them to your site for compliments

  4. Charissa

    Julie~ Yes, I’m in love with flavoured stevia – it has kept me so sane! Haha, and yes…my comic me has changed with the seasons now. Thanks for noticing! ;)

  5. shannonmarie

    My house is full of peanut butter fans. I’ve never heard of that sweetener before. I might have to check it out. Oh, and the cookies look scrumptious.

  6. Kierston

    These look awesome! I’ve never heard of Tagatose b4!

    I like to sweeten with natural sweeteners too :)

  7. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Interesting. Very interesting. I love NuNaturals, so this TAGATOSE is very intriguing to me… I have always loved peanut butter cookies but I cut peanut butter out of my life when I realized that I am an ALL OR NOTHING kind of girl, AKA: Eat the entire jar of peanut butter or none at all. LOL!

  8. Angie @ Losing It and Loving It

    Definitely a peanut butter fan! Sounds yummy but I have never heard of Tagatose before.

  9. Miz

    OOH
    must seek out tagatose….

  10. Sue

    These look delicious!

    Can you suggest a sweetener alternative to those of us who can’t easily obtain Tagatose? Thanks!

  11. Charissa

    Sue~ Honestly, sugar works fine…or if you want a low carb version splenda works well (I’m personally not a fan of artificial sweeteners), but it will turn out well! Try any natural granulated sweetener and let me know how it goes…

  12. Angela @ The Chicken Scoop

    Just looked up the sweetener and it sounds interesting! I used to do a lot of food safety blogs and I think this will get a thumbs up!

    And I had no idea they made liquid stevia. I need me some flavorings for my coffee!!
    ~Ang


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