For the past few months I’ve been eating gluten-free. I’ve been reading too many things about the way our bodies deal with gluten, and it’s not good. Despite causing no “noticeable” problems in many people, our digestive systems are simply not meant to handle gluten, and its consumption increases the chance of developing serious health issues down the line. I wasn’t convinced until I stopped eating gluten for a few weeks, then tried having a beer. I couldn’t finish the beer and I couldn’t eat dinner because my stomach was so bloated. The same thing happened recently when I tried a slice of pizza. I never had a gluten intolerance before, but now I do. My little experiment tells me that there is something inherently wrong with gluten. So now I avoid it or minimize it wherever possible, hence these cookies! We love these cookies and have made many batches. They have everything you could want – pumpkin, almonds, coconut, chocolate and of course peanut butter! They’re even better right out of the freezer!





1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix wet ingredients in a small bowl. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.

2. Place 1″ balls on a cookie sheet. These cookies will not flatten on their own, so flatten before baking if desired (we like them spherical). Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the bottoms are medium brown.

3. Cool, then freeze. Enjoy them right out of the freezer!

Filed in Dessert, Gluten Free, Peanut Butter, Snack, Vegetarian

2 Responses / Leave a comment »

  1. Sagan says:

    These look awesome! Almond flour can do wonders.

    Thanks for the recipe – it’s always good to have some gluten-free options available.

  2. E says:

    Hi, I am happy for you that you feel healthier without gluten in your diet. However, it’s always a good idea to consult with a doctor or nutritionist before making a drastic change in your diet like cutting out gluten. A lot of people feel healthier after cutting out gluten because it is not the gluten that has been making them feel bad, but the foods the eat that contain gluten, like pizza, white bread, cake, etc. Many other foods with gluten, like whole-wheat bread and pasta, are good sources of protein, iron, and other nutrients without the ill side-effects of foods with refined grain. I know you are very nutrition-minded so I wouldn’t be surprised if you have taken care to obtain other sources of these nutrients from other foods, but some of your readers might not think about that and be influenced by your behavior. They might cut out gluten and thus other nutrients unnecessarily.

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