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Monday, October 24, 2011

Midnight Snack: Gluten-Free Peanut Buttah Cookies

Now that exams are done, I have a lot more freedom with my time.  At 10 pm last night, I decided to bake some Peanut Butter Cookies for M--the only problem was this was the first batch of gluten-free cookies I have ever baked and I was worried about how they would turn out.  Good news: they were stellar and M liked them even better than their gluten-laden counterparts (and even C gave them the thumbs up)! Here is the recipe (Adapted from the cookbook "Get It Ripe" by Jae Steele):

2 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free All-purpose flour
1/2 tsp Xantham Gum
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup organic, non-hydrogenated, smooth peanut butter
1 cup Canadian pure maple syrup
1/3 cup sunflower oil (or coconut oil)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Sift together dry ingredients and blend with a spoon.  Add all remaining ingredients and mix until smooth and incorporated.  Drop tablespoon-fuls of dough onto an un-greased baking sheet and flatten slightly with a fork, leaving 2 inches beween each cookie.  Bake for 13 minutes exactly and enjoy warm or cool.

This past Friday, I also had another treat: Me and J visited Vegetarian Haven and had a wonderful time! The staff was hilarious and so friendly and the food was exceptional.  They have plenty of gluten-free options and they are incredibly good about substitutions  (ex. no nightshades? no problem!).  Check out the pics:

My meal!
J's meal, with mine in the background

Vegetarian Haven
17 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON

P: 416 621-3636

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