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Spicy Nut Butter Cookies (Flour-less, Sugar-less, and Paleo)

Once again, I found myself housesitting a couple months back now. 

A friend came over to keep me company and we both got talking about food (a common conversation topic for us).

Which led to a severe urge to make something. Thing was though, I only had a couple of odds and ends with me. So, we had to be a little flexible. Of course I’ve spruced up the recipe since that night, but this nut butter cookie is essentially what we got! 

And no, I did not forget to add in a sweetener to this list of ingredients. You just don’t need any! (Plus, we had no sweeteners on us when we made this originally). Therefore, these cookies are healthy enough to eat for breakfast!   

IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure the nut butters are stirred before using! Or else the batter will be too runny (resulting in pancake cookies)

Spicy Nut Butter Cookies (Flour-less, Sugar-less, and Paleo)


Spicy Nut Butter Cookies (Flour-less, Sugar-less, and Paleo) 


2 tbsp almond butter, stirred before using 

2 tbsp peanut butter, stirred before using (substitute in 2 more tbsp of almond butter if you’re paleo)

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp baking powder 

1/4 tsp vanilla extract 

1/8 tsp cayenne (optional for an extra kick!) 

1/8 tsp salt 


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a cookie sheet. Combine and stir all ingredients in a bowl until everything is mixed in evenly. Drop about 1 tbsp of batter onto the cookie sheet for each cookie. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.  

Spicy Nut Butter Cookies (Flour-less, Sugar-less, and Paleo)




Flour-less Banana Cookies

And… I’m done!

Another semester complete!

I’m so excited to finally get the chance to sit down and read. My reading list has accumulated to over 20 books, so I’ll be nice and busy for a while 🙂

Of course, I’ll also be cooking and hopefully posting more frequently. To celebrate the beginning of my break, I thought I’d post a a super yummy and quick cookie recipe!

Now, I don’t know if I ever mentioned it, but I’m majoring in math and education. Eventually, I’m going for special education. As an end of the year treat, my teaching program went to New York City this week!

I only went there once before, so I was super excited to go. Unfortunately, we got into NYC at 3, so we only had a few hours to roam around. Because of this, we mostly stuck to the Times Square area.

I didn’t really mind – I was completely content with just looking around at the lights and colors. At night though, I went to my first Broadway play, Cinderella. Normally, musicals put me to sleep, so I was surprised that I loved the play so much!

Next on my list: The Lion King!

Flour-less Banana Cookies

Flour-less Banana Cookies 


1 ripe banana

1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

2/3 cup oats

2 tbsp raisins and/or chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking oil. In a bowl, mash up a banana (I use a potato masher) and add and mix in coconut flakes, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in oats and raisins/chocolate chips. Bake for 13 minutes.