I have made these cookies with all cashew butter for a friend that can’t have almonds (no almond flour) or peanuts but can have cashews and wheat flour. My kids are not gluten sensitive but I do try and restrict the amount of wheat they consume. I do still make these cookies for them because they love whole wheat cookies and it’s all about moderation.
There are three main goals that I have when I bake. First it should be low in sugar and if sweetened it must come from a natural source (stevia, honey, maple syrup, dates, palm sugar). Secondly, healthy fats are a must, and I almost always use coconut oil or organic butter in baking because these fats can withstand higher temperatures. Lastly it better taste good or I am wasting my time.
No, this recipe is not paleo. It’s OK!! Every body and digestive system is different, some people have egg, gluten, nut allergies while others may be fine with these ingredients. I will be posting recipes that I make that are not paleo because I am not strictly paleo. I sometimes get flack for posting non paleo recipes but I’m just doing what suits me and I just hope that you can use some of what I post. Working on a name change for the blog, any ideas?
Cashew and Peanut Butter Cookies
adapted from Heidi Swanson
If you are allergic to peanuts just switch out the peanut butter for cashew butter. I just didn’t have enough cashew butter for this recipe so I used a combination of organic smooth and creamy peanut butter and cashew butter. These cookies are soft; not crunchy at all. I sprinkle the tops with coarse sea salt.
- 1/2 cup cashew butter
- 1/2 cup organic smooth peanut butter
- 3 tbsp applesauce
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, warmed
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 3 tbsp raw honey
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups spelt or whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp sea salt
- coarse sea salt for sprinkling
- In a medium bowl add cashew butter, peanut butter, applesauce, coconut oil, maple syrup, honey and vanilla. Stir to combine or use a mixer.
- In another small bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix together with the butter mixture. Scoop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.