Since we started the GAPS diet last year, I have been looking for an easy snack or cookie of some sort to make. I found a few I liked online, but simplified most of what I found and have now created my own recipe. Here’s how I make GAPS legal peanut butter cookies. Enjoy!
GAPS Peanut Butter Cookies
*Note: These cookies would only be approved on full GAPS and maybe even extended full GAPS due to the amount of honey. Here’s a post with more details on the GAPS diet.
1 cup smooth GAPS-legal peanut butter
3/4 cups honey
200 grams unsweetened coconut, shredded (or about 2.5 cups)
pinch of salt
Pour the peanut butter into a large glass mixing bowl, set aside. Bring the honey to a slight boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Let the honey bubble for 1-2 minutes or until the honey changes to a slightly darker color. Remove from the heat and pour directly onto the peanut butter in your bowl.
Mix the peanut butter with the honey thoroughly. Quickly pour in the shredded coconut and pinch of salt, stir until well combined. You want to do this somewhat quickly because the honey will become harder as it cools.
Shape into cookie sized shapes with spoons or a cookie scoop, place onto a baking sheet. Chill in fridge for 2-3 hours or until set. If you need to rush it, stick them in the freezer for half an hour. Serve after chilling.
Store in the fridge as they may get melty in warmer temps.
I personally like to eat mine with my coffee in the morning. Enjoy!