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).
(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 cup natural peanut butter
- 3/4 – 1 cup Tagatose*
- 1 organic egg
- 1 scant tsp. baking soda
- 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!
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!
Are you a peanut butter fan? Have you heard of Tagatose before?
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