Peanut Butter Buckwheat Hemp Cookies


Peanut Butter Buckwheat Hemp Cookies 2

Who doesn’t love peanut butter cookies? You don’t need to tell anyone that this is a simple, healthy recipe, made with super grains and sweetened with low-glycemic coconut palm sugar. These cookies are so good no one will notice.

Joe looked at me the morning after I made these and said, “Honey, they’re so good I ate five last night. I couldn’t help myself.”

That’s coming from one picky eater.

Let’s Talk About Erewhon’s New Cereal…

When Annelies told me that Attune Foods was coming out with a new cereal made of buckwheat, I was beyond excited. Buckwheat (yes, it’s wheat-free and gluten-free even though it contains the word ‘wheat’) is one of my favorite flavors. It’s bold and earthy.

When my cereal arrived in the mail I opened it up and tasted it right away. And then I had some more. And then some more. It’s better than I hoped. It’s crunchy, slightly sweet, and big on flavor.

Next, I tried it with almond milk and a little stevia. Oh gosh, it took me back to my childhood. The best way to describe this cereal is a cross between Grape Nuts and Corn Flakes. But even better. So much better.

In fact, I had to put the box where I wouldn’t see it. They only sent one box and since I got it before it was in stores I was afraid I’d eat all the Buckwheat Hemp Cereal before I started playing around with recipes.

Peanut Butter Buckwheat Hemp Cookies

On to the Cookies…

My first thought was to make apple hand pies with buckwheat-hemp crust. But, I realized that Gluten-Free Girl had already created an Apple Buckwheat Crisp. With kids going back to school, I decided a handheld treat with a nutritional bonus was in order. So I opted for cookies. Healthier cookies.

My recipe development process for these cookies went like this:

I stood in front of my refrigerator and pantry and paired the cereal with different foods until I found something I loved. (Note how it necessarily included eating more cereal. This is so unlike me but gosh, this cereal is good!

I ended up with peanut butter, raisins, and carob chips. For those of you who are almond butter fans, use that instead. Before Nate, I fell in that category. But something happened when I was pregnant and my tastes changed permanently. If your almond butter doesn’t have any salt, add 1/2 teaspoon with the ground cereal.

Notice that the photos are sans raisins and carob chips. If you’d like, add 1/2 cup of each after the dough mixed. You’ll want to press the cookies down with your hands instead of a fork.

Peanut Butter Buckwheat Hemp Cookies



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