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Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookie

Sep 15, 2016 | Recipes | 2 comments

This gluten free cookie recipe has only 5 real food ingredients. It's flour free and sugar free for a totally nutritious treat.

These wholesome gluten free cookies will instantly become a favorite. Easy to prepare and containing only 5 whole-food ingredients, these gluten free cookies are perfect for breakfast, snack, or even packed in a lunch box! 

Feel free to trade out ingredients such as dried fruits or nut butters for your favorites. I've swapped peanut butter for cashew or almond butter and have swapped apricots for a variety of dried fruits: cherries, cranberries, raisins, blueberries, etc.  Also check out my pb + chocolate chip version.


Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies
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5 from 3 votes

Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookie


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dates, pitted (Medjool preferred)
  • 1 cup peanut butter*
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut


  • Place 1 egg & 1c pitted dates in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth (3-4 minutes).
  • Add in 1c peanut butter, blending until mixed through. Stir in ¼c chopped dried apricots & ¼c shredded coconut.
  • Drop by spoonfuls (best to use a 1.5T ice cream scoop) onto an oiled baking sheet.
  • Bake in 325 F oven for ~12-15 minutes.


*Note: read all ingredient lists: avoid added sugars.  Look for single ingredient peanut butter (or peanuts + salt). For Paleo version use almond or cashew butter.

What is the nutrition like for this gluten free cookie recipe?

With no added sugar or flour, this gluten free cookie recipe has a pretty stellar nutrition profile! Here are some of the highlights:

  • Eggs: An egg contains 7 grams of protein and is full of lutein (good for your eyes) and choline (good for your brain).
  • Dates: Studies show that dates may not only be a healthier replacement for sugar, but indeed a genuine healthy food. Dates provide copper, vitamin B6, magnesium and potassium, in addition to plenty of fiber. Medjool dates provide more calcium than other varieties.
  • Peanuts: High in protein, peanuts are legumes rather than actual nuts. They're a great source of folate and vitamin E. Make sure to get peanut butter that contains only peanuts and perhaps a bit of salt to maximize the nutrition.
  • Apricots: In addition to antioxidants, apricots provide vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium.
  • Coconut: Coconuts provide copper, iron and selenium. They're also very high in manganese, which is beneficial for metabolism and bone health.

What are some other gluten free treats?

Where to begin? I've developed quite a few gluten free treats over the years. I'm a big believer that you should never have to sacrifice taste or feel deprived to stick to your health goals! Here are a few of my favorite gluten free dessert recipes:

Paleo Chocolate Pecan Bars

Grain Free Peach Cobbler

Dairy Free Whipped Cream & Berry Parfait

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  1. Bailey Spielman

    Can any substitutions be made? My family does not like any kind of squash

    • Andrea Schulle

      Hi Bailey! Can you email us at [email protected] as we aren’t sure which recipe has squash…the PB Breakfast Cookie does not. 🙂 TY!!!!


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