Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Bites

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These are so delicious and really easy to make!  I’ve made them before with cane sugar and they were really crumbly.  But using dextrose seems to have softened them up a bit.  Be careful though–they’re addicting.  In the time it took me to write this I’ve eaten about six.
Also, if you’re going through your Elimination Diet only have 3-5 per day because too many peanuts can cause gas and bloating.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of peanut butter (use one made of 100% peanuts)
  • 1 cup of dextrose
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Chocolate chips (optional based on tolerance)

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Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together the dextrose, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.  Add in the peanut butter and mix until a dough-like texture forms and then mix in the egg.
Roll them into balls slightly larger than a marble and place them on a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart (they will expand!).
Using a fork, press down with a light pressure on each peanut butter ball, and then press lightly going the other way, so a criss-cross pattern forms.  Place them in the oven for 7-9 minutes.
Let them cool on the pan for 5 minutes (press chocolate chips in at this stage if you’re using them) and then transfer them to some wax paper, or just eat them right away like I do.

Elimination Diet safe: Yes! (without chocolate chips, and don’t eat too many)

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