Flourless Salted Peanut Butter Cookies. V. GF.

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Happy Leap Day – let’s celebrate an extra day with a cookie!  I’m so happy to finally be working back in my kitchen – it’s seriously been over 3 weeks that I’ve been renovating/updating/face-lifting my master bathroom. The last piece of the puzzle gets delivered today – my shower door and fingers are crossed that it fits!  But I digress, I’m locking myself in my kitchen today and making several recipes while I await the delivery call.

I always make muffins as a go-to snack for my family but I’ve been craving salt lately.  Why?  Well I’m a bit of a salty runner and that seriously drives my craving.  I know you typically see salted caramel but I wanted to do a salted pb cookie.  Peanuts… a touch of salt… sounds good to me!  Again, I used a very small amount not to offend my kids by the addition.

These cookies come together really quickly and I will warn you that the dough is quite heavenly if you accidentally sample it 😉  Totally safe to eat as there are no eggs in it or risk of food contamination. Okay onto the recipe and my next recipe is awaiting my attention.
Ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter (I loved Justin’s)
1/3 cup of coconut sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/3 cup almond milk
1 heaping cup grounded up oats (in the food processor to flour) I used GF Bob’s Redmill
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Optional:  Himalayan sea salt

Directions:

Preheat:  350 degrees.  Line baking sheet with Silpat or parchment and set aside.

Into your stand mixer or bowl with an electric beater, add your pb, sugar, vanilla and almond milk.  Blend until creamy smooth.
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Into your food processor, add your oats, soda and salt.  Turn on and blend until a flour is achieved.  Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and blend until just incorporated.
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Scoop out the dough onto your prepared sheet. If you wish to go the classic route, press a fork down onto each cookie (criss cross or just do one way like I did).  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden.  Remove and let cool completely prior to serving.
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Store in an airtight container or glass dome.  They won’t last long!
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fitness_update
I’ll be honest, I have no idea how I got all of my miles in during this construction but I did.  65 miles last week although I did want 70.  It’s all good.  Sunday and Monday were my last days to wrap up February and I had a pipe dream of surpassing last month’s highest mileage ever. This is how it worked out…

Sunday: 13.33 outdoor miles which felt really hard but turned out to be super fast. Plus I got a selfie with a beautiful horse. Day made!12799123_10207577920239109_3987612618684604968_n

Monday: 15.00 outdoor, warm and rainy miles at an easier pace.
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February wraps up with 260.56 and that beats last month.  🙂

Don’t forget my giveaway for the Garmin Vivoactive:

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Garmin Vivoactive black smart watch. This watch does everything from being a pedometer, tracking runs, rides and laps. It also tracks sleep, texts and calls coming in etc. Hello, can it do the laundry for me please?

To enter:

Be a U.S. resident.
Leave a comment on this post telling me why you would love to win this awesome watch.
Winner announced March 2nd both here and on my Instagram post.

Happy Monday!
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— Knead to Cook

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37 Comments

  1. I’d love to win this watch to know what my activity count is like. I just done trust my phone to give me accurate info. Thanks! Can’t wait to make a batch of these cookies too!

  2. I’d love to win this watch because I desperately need something new. My old garmin is just not doing the job anymore. I just moved to a new city and don’t know route distances around here. Thanks so much for the giveaway! <3 <3

  3. Really working on my running and making some strides. The watch would be awesome to help with my training!

  4. It would be great to win this watch so I can track my progress as I prepare and train for a half marathon. This would be a helpful tool and hopefully help me PR, every second counts 🙂

  5. I have been wanting a fitness watch for a while. It would be a blessing to win this.

  6. It would be so much fun to win. Thank you for this giveaway! I currently have a stop watch…what a step up this would be + I use my phone for mileage tracking and it becomes almost a chore to run with my phone on my arm. How great to just use a watch!!!

    Thanks for the simple salty recipe, I think this is something I could make!

  7. Hello Robin! Yummy food on here~ I’m a new runner! Just finished my very first half marathon at the end if January, training for another one in June! shopping for my first smart watch to help with training you have so many good reads on here! Going to explore ~~~

  8. I’m training for my first marathon, ever. I’ve ran 5-25K races, and have never ran past 16 miles. I’ve gotten to a point that I decided I need a new challenge, so I signed up for a marathon. 3 months away it still seems impossible, but before I started running 6 years ago, 25K was impossible as well. Your story and your training is so inspiring! And, you have convinced me that it’s time for a garmin, just haven’t splurged yet. I know I need more serious tracking besides my Nike running app to get better results, and improve my running experience overall. I would love love love to win this!

  9. I would love to win this watch. I am rather new at running, and by new I mean, just a couple years. I have run several 5K races so far, as well as Shady’s Rugged Run last year. I have my first 4 miler in less than 2 weeks. And then a 5 miler later in the summer, for the Shoe House race. In some ways, I guess it pays to have (adult) kids who join me in this running endeavor because they push me to try harder and run further! I would love to have a watch with a GPS so I can track true distance! Thanks for this chance and have a blessed day!

  10. I would love to win this. I’ve struggled with weight my whole life. I recently signed myself up for my first 5k as well as cross fit classes. It would be awesome to be able to track calories burned on top on my caloric intake. Thanks for the chance! I love reading your blog for awesome new recipes!

  11. I would love to win the Garmin watch! I am hoping to climb Mt. Washington in NH where I live and now that the snow is beginning to subside, I need to get out there hiking on these hills (mountains) and begin increasing my steps! This is the culmination of a personal goal that I am hoping to achieve late this summer.

  12. I love your blog and posts on Instagram!! I would love this watch.. I’m looking to upgrade my current watch and I think this is an amazing watch. Thanks!! Jamie

  13. I would love to win this watch! I don’t have an activity tracker and am in nursing school (read: $0 to spend haha) and would love to have something to track my activity and keep me motivated to get out there and run even when clinical days are exhausting. Since my last two foot surgeries in the last 8 weeks my mood has been down and I just cant wait to get out there and run again in just a few short weeks. Ive missed it terribly. Thanks so much and good luck to everyone!!!!!

  14. I would love to win this watch so I can enjoy tracking my training process for my next run

  15. Would love to win! I just recently stumbled to your blog from Carrots N Cake and have added you to my blog reading list. Love it!!

    1. Heather the giveaway was over on Wednesday, I’m sorry. Stay tuned for more Garmin giveaways planned and thank you for adding me to your reading list. I’m honored. oxo

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