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How To Make Gluten Free Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies-Plus Why Are Your Healthy Choices Causing You Weight Gain

Updated on January 25, 2020
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Delicious healthy snacks that please your taste buds and satisfy your senses with bursts of flavor that won't quit. Oh yea it's health food.

Gluten Free Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Delicious, golden brown or soft, or crispy. you'll love ,em
Delicious, golden brown or soft, or crispy. you'll love ,em | Source

Oh Yeah! That's a Healthy Cookie

When you choose to eat healthy by eating less or making a healthy product choice; just how healthy is it exactly?

We see it time and time again on the shelves. Gluten free, low calorie, no sugar, light, fat free, and so on. But arethese claims honest? How many times have you reached for these types of products only to find that you are either not losing weight or in alot of cases your putting on more weight. You feel heavier and when you step on the scale your weight is significantly higher than it was when you started out. Now you're frustrated and wondering what's going on but you'd never suspect it's the no this-no that included ingredient so called "healthy" products that you have pulled from the the shelves. "But why?", you ask. Well let's talk about it for a second.

One of the reasons could be the preservatives in your food which interferes with the cell, hormone transportation effect. This makes you more than likely to miss the signal telling you that your full so you may keep eating.

"But It Says Fat Free!"

Of course you expect to lose weight if you've changed your eating habits to better choices or you've taken up some type of activity such as walking, jogging, exercise, bike riding, or just getting out more to keep your body moving (which are all excellent choices by the way) but you've been counterproductive without knowing it when you added what you thought was a healthy product to your diet.

Before we go any further, not all of these products are bad for you, but do what ingredients to stay away from to avoid the dreaded weight gain? The food companies know that more people than not don't what ingredients to avoid and that's what they are literally banking on.

Sometimes when one ingredient is removed another is added to try a keep that same original taste so you can't tell the difference which is to make you more than likely a continuous purchasing customer. "Cha-Ching!" the register continues to yell out. This replacement of ingredients are in some ways unhealthy for you and cause a huge amount of weight gain.

Here's another spilling of tea. Did you know just because it says all natural ingredients doesn't mean it's better for you. There's a list of all natural ingredients that aren't good for you. Yep. All natural. Such as Granola, 1 cup of Balsamic Vinaigrette, Honey and more. Oils themselves have one hundred and twenty calories per tablespoon. So even though we it as a safer choice, we still need to remain mindful of our usage. However it's what I'd rather see on my ingredient list of products so I can make a decision on that rather than the other stuff that shouldn't even be allowed in food.

With all the extra fillers, buffers, masked products you should be aware of what's not healthy and what's defeating your purpose.

"We're Not Here To Help You Lose Weight!"

They certainly are not and are in business of keeping you living your healthiest best life either. Truth of the matter is too much of a good thing is not a good thing at all. But if you listen and pay attention to your body when it's talking to you about what you're putting in in it and when, chances are you'll be fine and achieve your goals if you have no underlying medical conditions that prevent the outcome your looking for.

I get off track once in a while and I have battled with the ups and downs of weight gain. I was diagnosed as a diabetic but once I began to listen to my body, research, and use myself as Guinea pig I've had amazing results. If I get off track from time to time (because I'm only human) I get back on and don't let a small slip become a bad thing that I've done. It's life.

I was once told by my doctor that the sugars, sodiums, trans fats, and all of the other ingredients on the list are all calculated as a whole into the carb count on the label of a product. So I should pay attention to the carbs on the label and not the calories. She also added that I should only have 45 carbs per meal a day. I added this into what I was already doing and Boom this was great advice!

So while these companies intentions are not to help you lose weight, When you take control of your own product consumption, it won't matter that these companies pride money over your health because you pride your health over their profits.

Making Your Own Healthy Snacks

Again, "Too Much of a Good Thing Is Not a Good Thing at All

Making Healthy treats yourself allows you to control the amount of any ingredients you add and or consume. Which ultimately makes it better for you and your family considering you use the healthier versions, less of an ingredient the companies use. For example (the amount of sugar or salt added) Why these companies feel the need to overload products with so much salt, sugar ect.. Is beyond me.

If you make it yourself, leave out the unwanted and unnecessary ingredients, use much, much, less salt and sugar, this not only makes your version healthier but but it tastes better too.

So feel free to experiment and use less of particular you deem necessary ingredients in any recipe no matter where you get it from. After all this is your body, your health, your heart.

I'm just saying that I had a heart attack at the young age of thirty eight leaving my doctors in a why-state of mind. Up until that I thought heart attacks were for people further in age but soon after people my age and close to it were dying of heart attacks all around me. That became a huge eye opener.

No matter what almost everything that we consume should be consumed in moderation.

The Reason You're Still Reading

I gave this recipe to a co-worker who is gluten free and couldn't find any cookies that she could enjoy. She loved the recipe so much she baked five dozen cookies that night and brought them to work to share, She continued to boast about finally having a cookie she could eat. Let's jusay she still in the kitchen baking cookies and we haven't seen her in three years.

I hope you like them as much as she does.

Gluten Free Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

These gluten free cookies were baked with a peanut butter that already had peanuts in the jar
These gluten free cookies were baked with a peanut butter that already had peanuts in the jar | Source


For the Cookies:

  • 1cup peanut butter, creamy or with peanuts
  • 1cup sugar
  • 1 large egg

For extra fun:

  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½cup raisins
  • ½cup nuts

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 2-2½ dozen


  1. Mix peanut butter, egg, and sugar in bow with a spoon until cookie dough consistency
  2. Roll dough into small balls and place into pan two inches apart flatten (if you want to add raisins, chocolate chips, nuts, or any other fun stuff do so at this time
  3. Press a fork lightly over the top of each cookie for a criss cross pattern design (optional) if you want to add sprinkes do so at this time.
  4. Depending on your oven bake 275° until golden brown. NOTE: some ovens cook faster so watch your cookies until you get the timing down. Caution: THESE COOKIES COOK FAST IN SOME OVENS! Let cookies cool and enjoy!

This content is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for formal and individualized diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed medical professional. Do not stop or alter your current course of treatment. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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