There are so many awesome recipes calling for peanut butter. And peanut butter and chocolate go together like peas and carrots. Ugh – bad example. I hate peas. How about…like Oreos and milk?! Anyway, I’m getting off subject. My point is – peanut butter is awesome, but I’m allergic. Not severely, but enough that I avoid it. And my son, my little Terrible Two – is allergic to not only peanuts, but tree nuts as well. So he can’t even have a spoonful of my beloved Dark Chocolate Almond Butter. (this stuff is the bomb!) But due to his allergies, he has missed out on a common childhood staple. My other 2 children eat peanut butter on a very regular basis. Isn’t genetics weird?
I have avoided making a lot of stuff with nuts in it b/c I feel bad when Mr. Two can’t have any. BUT, the other day, I was reading a blog post over at The Candid RD and she reminded me about soynut butter. I’ve tried it before, along with sunflower butter, but my little man wasn’t crazy about it. I did not however, think about baking with it. So, after reading her post I thought, hmmmm, I should make Mr. Two some soynut butter cookies! Let him have a taste of how the other half live. So, the other night after dinner I told my girls we were going to bake some cookies…I wanted something super quick and easy (it was a school night you know), and I remember seeing somewhere that you could make cookies with a cup of peanut butter, a cup of sugar and an egg. I was skeptical, but thought I’d give it a try….
I used –
- 1 cup soynut butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup NuNaturals Stevia Baking Blend
- 1 T. ground flax seed with 3 T. water to replace the egg (yes, he’s allergic to those too!)
I baked these at 350 degrees for about 7 minutes I think. Next time, however, I will not use the Stevia. I think I’ll just try to reduce the amount of sugar a little. These cookies, aside from having that artificial sweetener taste to them, were pretty good. They are crumbly until they cool, but then they hold together fine. It’s definitely a recipe I’m going to try again, and I am going to use soynut butter in more recipes!