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)

Ingredients:
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

Instructions:

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.

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15 Responses to Peanut Butter Breakfast Snacks (er, cookies)

  1. Christine says:

    These look fantastic! I’m definitely the same with breakfasts – I need to include protein or else I’m ridiculously hungry around 10:30 – 11.

  2. Aubree, you always come up with the best treats! I love that these are healthy and have the protein factor … I really need that. :-)

    xo,
    Shirley

  3. Becky says:

    These look so tasty! I have been looking for protein filled snacks to add to my diet lately (as we’ve been sadly lacking) so I’ll give these a whirl! I’m sure we’ll love them.

  4. Ricki says:

    Ah, how I adored PB when I could eat it! (One day again. . . one day!). In the meantime, I bet I could make these babies with almond butter and still enjoy a breakfast snack–er, cookie! :)

  5. Iris says:

    I was once a peanut addict too. Still would be if I didn’t have a weird reaction to them now. But I can dream. :) These actually look a lot like the quinoa cookies I made with stevia this weekend. Like yours, they didn’t make me feel bogged down by all the carbs.

  6. angie says:

    love this type of recipe sound delicious and is easy enough to make and take

  7. Peanut butter is such a great ingredient. My daughter has it for lunch nearly every day! She’d love these.

  8. Debbie says:

    These really look good. I’m anxious to give them a try. Come join me for What’s On the Menu Wednesday whenever you can:) Have a great week.

  9. These sound great! I love peanut butter too!

  10. christy says:

    i have a nephew that would gobble these up faster than i could make them. great snack for athletes, don’t you think? thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

  11. Miz Helen says:

    Your Peanut Butter Breakfast Snacks would turn into a anytime snack for me. If you are in a rush this would be a great garb and take. Thank you so much for bringing these to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  12. I love a good breakfast bar…er, cookie. Great recipe.

    I’d love for you to share this recipe on my linky for Sweet Tooth Friday! http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/03/monster-cookies/

  13. chaya says:

    You do make the most wonderful snacks. I could see myself eating this, every morning or every afternoon.

    If you would like to, this is perfect for Let’s Do Brunch linky, on Wednesdays or throughout the week.

  14. chaya says:

    Come on over. We are featuring you.

  15. angela Murray says:

    what kind of coconut milk do you use? Is it the real thick kind in a can or the new kind that people use for their cereal in quart cartons? Is crispy rice like rice crispies? Thank you

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