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Perfect No-Butter No-Egg Peanut Butter Cookies

Should I just say, “Vegan”? I don’t want to turn away any self-respecting meat eater to these yummy cookies, so I decided to just say that these are “no-butter, no-egg”! I promise you, these taste JUST like the ones loaded with butter and eggs, and your favorite creamy peanut butter, so don’t be put-off by this at all!

I make peanut butter cookies a lot around here. My non-chocolate eater, demands that he gets equal treatment as far as the treats-distribution goes- go figure! So, for as much as I thought I’d be making chocolate chip cookies around the clock with four kids….I make peanut butter cookies far more often! Now, the eggs and butter are fine if that is how you bake, but I honestly rarely use eggs in baking unless it’s for cookies. I use the mixture of flax-seeds to water:

1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed, mixed with 3 Tablespoons water= 1 egg

This is sometimes for health, and sometimes, because I am short on eggs, and want to eat them, not use them in baking! I have had great results in my quick breads, like pumpkin or chocolate zucchini bread, where I do flax-eggs almost exclusively, but for cookies, I sometimes like the egg in there. For this cookie, it had great results!! So, when I decided to cut the egg for this cookie, I cut the butter out too, and subbed in this butter flavored coconut oil.

No-butter, No-egg, Peanut Butter Cookies

I have found that this is great for where you would use butter or shortening in baking. I am not a huge coconut oil person, but I do like to use this in the cookies as it gives them a bit softer texture. Plus it allows me to mix by hand, since it’s so soft, if I want to make these a quiet-make for a surprise for my kids: “Whaaaa? I didn’t hear the mixer!!” Always a fun little surprise.

No-butter, No-egg, Peanut Butter Cookies

So let’s get to this and make these perfect…

No-Butter No-Egg Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup butter flavored coconut oil
1/2 cup Your favorite- including the natural kind! Peanut Butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 flax-egg (1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed mixed with 3 Tbsp. water)
1 tsp.vanilla
2 Tbsp. almond milk (or regular)
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. baking soda

Preheat your oven to 350*. Spray or line a baking pan with parchment.

In a large bowl, cream the coconut oil, peanut butter, and sugars until creamy. Add the vanilla and flax-egg and mix. Stir in the milk. Set aside.

In a separate bowl whisk the dry ingredient together: flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Gradually stir this into the peanut butter mixture.

Scoop out 1″balls of dough and roll in your palms until rounded. Place about 2″ apart on the baking sheet. Using the tines of a fork, press down 1st one direction and then the opposite direction (like a tick-tac-toe).No-butter, No-egg, Peanut Butter Cookies

Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Remove to a rack to cool.

Keeps for up to a week in a covered container, or up to 3 months, frozen.

Here’s the printable version:

Perfect No-Butter No-Egg Peanut Butter Cookies

Perfect No-Butter No-Egg Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter flavored coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Your favorite- including the natural kind! Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 flax-egg (1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed mixed with 3 Tbsp. water)
  • 1 tsp.vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. almond milk (or regular)
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350*. Spray or line a baking pan with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the coconut oil, peanut butter, and sugars until creamy. Add the vanilla and flax-egg and mix. Stir in the milk. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk the dry ingredient together: flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Gradually stir this into the peanut butter mixture.
  4. Scoop out 1"balls of dough and roll in your palms until rounded. Place about 2" apart on the baking sheet. Using the tines of a fork, press down 1st one direction and then the opposite direction (like a tick-tac-toe). Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Remove to a rack to cool.
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So easy, and honestly, I often will double the recipe and make them whenever someone feels like they haven’t gotten their fair-share of goodies! For peanut-butter cookie lovers, this is your guy! Or if you love a bit of chocolate and can’t resist…this is a great recipe to make Peanut Butter Blossoms!

peanut butter blossoms

Enjoy!

No-butter, No-egg, Peanut Butter Cookies

10+ Favorite Meatless Meal Ideas for Lent

Over 10 meatless dinner and lunches for LENT

Here’s the quick round-up of all the meatless recipes from my blog that are actual MEALS. Not breads or appetizers, but dinners and lunches for this time of year where many people are eating meatless for the Lenten season, and Fridays especially. This is a great list for anyone looking for vegetarian meals for any time of year too!

Quick & Easy Vegetarian Quiche

Quick & Easy vegetarian quiche | Hardly A Goddess

Baked Potato Soup – just leave off the bacon crumbles that are just a garnish!

baked potato soup

Cauliflower and Feta Mac-N-Cheese

Cauliflower & Feta "Mac" & Cheese with Ragu Alfredo

Kale & Sweet Potato Tart

kale tart

Salmon Cakes

salmon cake

Potato Pancakes Redux: Whole 30 Healthier Version
Or you can also use the regular Potato-Pancakes recipe

sweet potato and zucchini pancakes

Vegan Black Bean Burgers

vegan black bean burger

Clean Comfort Food: Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

cabbage soup

And here are some others that I have pretty much, the worst pictures for but they are still great recipes to try!

Easy Stove Top Ratatouille

Spaghetti Squash Casserole
*This recipe has chicken- just remove it and it’s a perfect veggie-main.

Gluten-Free Vegan Indian Samosas

Eggplant Feta Salad (amazing!)

Cracker-crumb Baked Scallops

I hope you enjoy the line-up and I hope you got some good ideas for your next meatless meal!


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Clean Eating Peanut-Free Chewy Granola Bars

granola bars

No refined sugars=mom happy, no peanuts=school happy, chewy with chocolate=kid happy.

A trifecta of happy. These are the bars.

This is the recipe that I have needed to create for 4 years. It is so easy, and now since I can make them myself using Almond butter, I can pack it in the school lunches. Hallah!

Clean Eating Peanut-Free Chewy Granola Bars

This is a great option for including granola bars into kids' lunches without worrying if there are peanuts in them! Easy to make with ready to find ingredients. They aren't too sweet, but just sweet enough with the chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. flax meal mixed with 2 Tbsp. water (flax "egg")
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup nut butter (Almond is best here)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 2 Tbsp. almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350*.

Make the flax egg by mixing the 1 Tbsp. flax meal with 2 Tbsp. water, and set aside.

Using a food processor, mix the raisins, dates, and 2 Tbsp. almond milk on high speed until it is tiny rice-sized crumbles.

Place mixture in a large bowl.

Add the honey, almond butter, vanilla, and the flax "egg."

Mix thoroughly.

Add the 2 cups of oats, and mix until the oats are completely covered in the date mixture.

Add the chocolate chips until combined.

Dump it into a 8X8 inch baking pan, that has been sprayed or lined with parchment, and press down until level (I use waxed paper for this).

Bake 15-20 minutes until the edges are just brown. Remove from the oven.

Cool in the pan, and cut into squares.

Notes

*If you are vegan, you can substitute brown rice syrup for the honey and use vegan chocolate chips. ** If you are not worried about peanut allergies, than feel free to substitute. If you use sunflower butter, the baking process can turn your granola bars green! Shocking to look at, but fine to eat!

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granola

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