I’m a peanut butter addict. It’s true. No sense in denying this fact. I also tend to like a little something sweet in the AM. What I DON’T like though, is feeling bogged down and tired before lunch time, which a lot of carb’s will do to me if I eat them at breakfast. This, however, didn’t have that affect; much to my excitement! They’re about 2″ in diameter and I ate 2-3 as a breakfast snack, which was just the right amount for a pick me up.
Oh, and they also make really good healthy cookies ;)
Peanut Butter Breakfast Snacks (er, cookies)
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp vanilla (pure extract)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup all natural peanut butter
1/2 cup unsweetened dessicated coconut
2 tbs chia seeds
2 cups crispy rice
1 cup sorghum flour
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
Set the oven to 400 degrees.
Mix all the ‘wet’ ingredients together (coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, oil, and peanut butter). The peanut butter isn’t going to completely mix. The idea is to make sure there aren’t any large clunks. Small ones are okay.
Then I added the coconut and mixed well. I added the crispy rice 1/2 a cup at that time. It’s best to leave the flour for last I’ve found. That way everything else is well combined before the batter gets really tough and hard to manipulate. So yes… mix in the flour and the batter should be good to go.
Roll into balls. Mine are anywhere between 1 and 2 inches in diameter. And they cooked through fine at that size, so that’s good. You can also drop these with a spoon if that would be easier. They are messy to roll! So I did a bit of both (got sick of them sticky to my hands so I moved to the spoon. They taste the same too – who knew? ;))
Stick them on a cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes. Let them cool for about the same. One thing to note, which I actually thought was really cool… the crispy rice actually shrunk considerably while in the oven. So the flour expanding and the rice shrinking, the snacks ended up being almost exactly the same size as the dough put on the pan! Plan accordingly :)
Light, sweet, crunchy awesomeness!
This recipe is linked to My Meatless Mondays, Midnight Madness Meatless Monday, Just Another Meatless Monday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tuesday at the Table, Delicious Dishes, Tuesday Night Supper Club, Made from Scratch Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Gluten Free Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Pennywise Platter, Full Plate Thursdays, Prairie Story Thursday, Food On Friday, Foodie Friday, Friday Favorites, I’m Lovin It Friday, Fight Back Friday, and the GCC Recipe Swap.