After having completed an 11,000 mile road trip one of the biggest things we missed being on the road was baking. There is something magical about the smell of something scrumptious wafting from the oven and the delicious anticipation of actually being able to then eat it once it’s done. Yep. That excitement is not easily replicated even if you were to buy baked goods on the road.
(Un)Fortunately, for us, we don’t eat wheat and are gluten-free so even buying a baked good on the road proved to be difficult since everything is made out of wheat. Sigh. Nonetheless, we managed and are probably a whole lot better off! We did snack on some of the most delicious, fresh produce though, which was exciting.
So now that we’re home and Fall has arrived, we’re starting to find excuses to bake. The weather has been dark and gloomy in NJ the last few days, which provided the perfect excuse to treat ourselves.
Now that my boys are ages 7 and 5, they are quite independent and do so many things on their own. One of best things to get them involved in is baking. Kids love to bake! But admittedly, certain recipes are just too complicated for them, so when I let them bake on their own, I try to look for recipes that have minimal ingredients but doesn’t sacrifice flavor. This peanut butter protein cookie recipe from asweetpeachef.com fit the bill! Four ingredients, and, more importantly, no wheat!
This was super easy for the kids to make on their own! I just put the cookies in the oven once they finished.
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!
Peanut Butter Protein Cookies Recipe
Here’s the recipe:
1 cup All Natural Peanut Butter
2/3 cup Coconut Sugar
2 scoops protein powder
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract (optional)
1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Spray baking sheet with oil and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix nut butter, coconut sugar, protein powder, vanilla extract, and eggs. Combine well. (Note: some nut butters are creamier than others, so if your mixture is too liquidy, just add more protein powder and adjust).
3. Scoop two tablespoons of cookie dough into your hands and roll until you form a ball. Flatten the ball between your palms and place carefuly on the baking sheet. Repeat until finished.
Optional – the kids wanted to make Darth Vader cookies because why not? So they quickly took our Darth Vader cookie cutters and imprinted them on top of the soft cookie dough. You could do just leave it simple and as is!
4. Place cookies in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. When finished, remove from oven, and let cookies cool 5-10 minutes before serving.