Another round of the Secret Recipe Club is here! I love this group and I always look forward to the great reveal. This month I was given the lovely blog The Boys Made Me Do It. There are some great recipes over there. The first recipe that caught my eye were these awesome Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies.
Of course, I had to play up my healthy twist……
Just like Cara (the creator of The Boys Made Me Do It), I am a HUGE fan of peanut butter. I use it as often as possible.
So why did I swap out my favorite PB for sunflower seed butter?
A few reasons. I always like to put a unique twist on other peoples recipes. Also, with the new school year, we need lots of home cooked food for our lunch boxes. Many schools these days are Nut Free Zones, so I took out the peanut butter and gave you an option you can safely send to school. Make them with all fruit jam and you have an equivalent of a PB & J cookie sandwich.
Not only are these nut free, but they are also low fat, sugar-free and gluten-free too. A total win if you ask me. Without the cream cheese filling, they are vegan. Your cookie, your choice. Very adaptable.
As always, I munch on these for breakfast, snacks and dessert. Why take the extra effort trying to decide when you can eat cookies?
Do you guys like sunflower seeds & butter? I love all nut and seed butters. Not picky at all.
The flavor is wonderful, with the fat from coconut milk and sunflower butter the texture of these cookies melts in your mouth. Be sure not to use baking soda with this sunflower spread. If you do you might be surprised with a bright green color. That happened to my first batch. It was shocking! Cool for St. Patty’s day though.
You can reduce the green by limiting baking soda or adding lemon juice to your batter. Interesting huh!
These cookies were a welcome home from a busy, active day at camp. A cool glass of milk and some extra jam on the side makes a long day of play well worth every jump, run and leap.
What is your favorite cookie sandwich? Have you ever baked with sunflower seed butter?
*If you are preparing food for people with nut allergies please be sure that the sunflower seed butter you choose is not cross-contaminated with nuts in processing.
Baked Goods with Sunflower Seed Butter Links
- Crunchy Sunbutter Chocolate Cups Diet, Dessert and Dogs
- Double Sunflower Seed Scones Live Laugh Eat
- Oatmeal and Sunflower Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies The Messy Kitchen
- Sunflower Seed Butter Oatmeal Cookies Virtually Vegan Mama
- Sunflower Seed Butter Rice Crispy Treats Savor the Thyme