These cookies may not contain any dairy, eggs, sugar, or gluten, but they don’t skip on flavor!
As someone who eats a vegan diet I often find myself modifying recipes to fit my needs. This Christmas, though, I had yet another hurdle to overcome! I had to make my cookies gluten-free.
My best friend had Celiac disease and his favorite cookie is peanut butter cookies. Now, last year I wasn’t vegan so it was as simple as switching out my regular wheat flour with almond flour and adding two extra eggs. I knew that gluten-free meant needing more liquid, because gluten-free flour can be denser and drier. However, eggs were no longer an option.
Making peanut butter cookies for Christmas started as a tradition for us last year and I wasn’t going to skip out on it for either of us just because my diet had changed and there was a new hurdle. So I set out to find a way to make it work.
This started out with a little research. I looked through other blog posts for inspiration that could help me put together my own successful recipe. I looked over vegan recipes, gluten-free recipes, and sugar-free recipes. I wanted to combine the best of all three to create a cookie we could both enjoy.
I ended up using smooth peanut butter, margarine, flax eggs, and almond milk to create a peanut butter cookie that would be tasty and not too dry. (Which is hard to do when baking gluten-free!) I would’ve preferred vegan butter, however margarine is all I had on hand.
Margarine is made from soybean oil. While it is less expensive than typical vegan butters like almond oil butter, it comes with it’s drawbacks. If you are opposed to GMO crops it may not be for you. Margarine also frequently contains palm oil, which is controversial.
I used stevia in this recipe for an easy zero calorie substitute, but you could also use agave or monk fruit if you prefer. There are many sugar substitutes widely available.
These cookies are very tasty and super easy to make. It’s not only vegan, but reduced calorie, as well as gluten allergy friendly! They are sure to delight.
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