Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies – These deliciously healthy cookies are made with a combination of coconut sugar and stevia for a lower sugar treat!
Can I brag a bit about how efficient a multi-tasker I am?
I swear, I can compartmentalize about 20 different jobs at one time.
Wipe this, clean that, wash that dish, wipe that nose, change that diaper, get the laundry, vacuum this rug, make that bed…
I frankly amaze myself, given that my own mom was doing my laundry well into my twenties!
The picture that comes to mind is Elisabeth Shue in Adventures in Babysitting. In one of the last scenes, she gets the kids home from a hectic night out and swiftly gets puts them to bed, cleans the kitchen, straightens out the house, and jumps onto the couch with a magazine in hand just as the parents come in the door.
There’s just something that happens to a woman’s brain when she has multiple children. I think it doubles in size and grows myriad extra neuronal pathways allowing for increased demand in activity. Hmm, that would also explain the headaches… 🙂
On the positive side, having more than one child warrants much excuse for increased baking!
Bread, cookies, cakes, pies…the kids aren’t discerning, and they make great little critics. Sometimes, too good.
Sammy is the best when it comes to my low sugar treats, probably since I raised him on them!
That’s the key, you know. Don’t give the kids sugar or anything sweet until they’re 18. Hah, okay, that probably won’t fly, but with Sam, I kept all of his cookies and brownies really low sugar, and he still will eat them happily now.
The girls are a bit different, but they all really enjoyed these low sugar peanut butter cookies, and I hope you do too!
Small Batch Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter I use salted
- 2 Tbsp applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp oat flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
- couple dashes sea salt as needed
- dash stevia to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix everything together in a bowl in the order listed.
- Using your hands, form six balls of dough and place them onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Press down on each one until fairly flat.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden.
Adapted from this recipe
The peanut butter I use is fairly runny, and I bring it to room temperature before beginning.
I like to add in a dash or two of stevia for a bit more sweetness.
For the photos, I melted half a chocolate bar and spread it over the top.
Some of the items used to make this recipe include: