Peanut butter cauliflower cookies

Don’t knock these peanut butter cauliflower cookies until you try them – grain-free and no refined sugar … but with cauliflower for the added crunch!

Don't knock these peanut butter cauliflower cookies until you try them - grain-free and no refined sugar ... but with cauliflower for the added crunch! #peanutbutter #cookies #cookathome #glutenfree #dairyfree

It looks like I’m becoming known for some of my strange food combinations.  Like these peanut butter mystery cookies.  Or putting cauliflower into a chocolate dip.  Just as some examples.  But you know what?  They work for me.  And honestly, I’m only putting recipes on this website that I personally like.

And so I introduce you to these peanut butter cauliflower cookies.  To be completely transparent, this recipe came about because I was wanting to use up some cauliflower rice but me being one of the biggest Cookie Monsters out there, I thought I could combine the two objectives!  And as I was sifting through my recipe folder, I came across my peanut butter quinoa cookie recipe … here’s how my thought process panned out:

“Hmm – I haven’t made these cookies in a while.  But I don’t have any quinoa.  Cauliflower rice kind of looks like quinoa, doesn’t it?  I wonder how putting cauliflower rice in a cookie would taste.”

And so the recipe was born.  I took these cookies to work and challenged my colleague to choose the secret ingredients (similar to my mystery cookie challenge).  I had to tell them it was a vegetable … but even then they didn’t guess.  But what came as a shock to me was revealing cauliflower as the veggie in these cookies led one of my co-workers to be grateful he didn’t have any … he had recently had a stroke and the doctors told him not to have cauliflower for a few months as his blood thinners worked their magic.  So be warned – don’t use cauliflower with people who have recently had strokes!

But for everyone else, give these cookies a go and let me know what you think!

Peanut butter cauliflower cookies

(Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, grain-free, no refined sugar)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower rice uncooked
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F and prepare two baking pans with parchment paper.

  2. Combine the peanut butter and maple syrup until creamy.  If peanut butter is difficult to stir, put in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds.

  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

  4. Place tablespoonfuls of batter onto the parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes.  Allow to cool on pan before moving to wire rack to cool completely.

Don't knock these peanut butter cauliflower cookies until you try them - grain-free and no refined sugar ... but with cauliflower for the added crunch! #peanutbutter #cookies #cookathome #glutenfree #dairyfree

Don't knock these peanut butter cauliflower cookies until you try them - grain-free and no refined sugar ... but with cauliflower for the added crunch! #peanutbutter #cookies #cookathome #glutenfree #dairyfree

7 creative peanut butter recipes for cooking at home

Stuck for ideas for peanut butter – read on for 7 creative peanut butter recipes that I (and the family) love!

As you are probably aware, peanut butter is my spirit animal.  I saw that on a t-shirt once and absolutely loved it.  I also saw a quote that spoke to me deeply – I just want to love Jesus, train hard, and eat all the peanut butter (thanks Kelsey!).  And because I do a lot of cooking at home (hence the name of this website), I wanted to give you all some more interesting combinations of foods that I’ve used peanut butter in.  And I was given the opportunity to promote Crazy Richards Peanut butter (Best.  Peanut Butter.  Ever!) so I thought I’d give you a round-up of all things peanut butter!

By the way, I love ALL of these recipes.  This is not just a list of crazy ideas that no one would ever eat.  This is a list of some of my favorite things, which just happen to include peanut butter.

OK, lets go with my 7 top creative peanut butter recipes!

(1)  Meal ideas:  Satay chicken potato pizza

A potato pizza crust (gluten and dairy-free) topped with peanut satay chicken, spinach and peppers - what could be better for pizza nights? #pizza

This was one of the more unique combinations of ingredients that just simply work well together.  Because (a) it’s pizza, (b) it’s naturally gluten-free with using potatoes for the crust and (c) it’s got peanut butter and chicken on it.  Who wouldn’t like it?  The kids often ask for this … it takes a little more effort than most of my recipes so it’s an infrequent treat for the whole family!  And even though it doesn’t look like much of a photo, you’ll just have to trust that this is awesome!

(2)  Cookies:  Peanut butter avocado cookies

Peanut butter avocado cookies

Most health experts are starting to agree with each other these days that good fats, such as nuts and avocados, are good for you.  Much better than all the sugar-y substitutions used in the low-fat food to make it taste good.  And I whole-heartedly agree.  Hence my love for peanut butter and avocado … so I thought, why not in a cookie?  And these are amazing.  Not as ‘stick to the roof of your mouth’ texture as the simple flourless peanut butter cookies, but oh so creamy!  And no refined sugar, so even better for you!

(3)  Cookies:  Peanut butter mystery cookies

Peanut butter mystery cookies

Ok, so if you’ve peeked at the link above, you’ll know what the mystery ingredient is.  But it’s an awesomely soft and chewy peanut butter cookie, which no one will ever suspect of containing …!

(4)  Quick bread:  Pumpkin peanut butter bread

Pumpkin peanut butter bread

I thought this was a strange combination until I tried it.  And loved it.  Perfect for events around the Thanksgiving/Christmas period, but to be honest, I’d eat this any day of the week.  And I still enjoy the combo of sweet potato and peanut butter when pumpkin isn’t so much in season.  See, maybe I’m not totally strange?

(5)  Cake:  Peanut butter apple spice cake

Peanut butter apple spice cake

Ahh the classic apple and peanut butter combination.  But who’d ever thought of putting it in a cake?  Well, that would be me!  I made this once for some friends, where one of them was always against peanut butter, and he didn’t make a noise about the taste, because it’s just awesome!

(6)  Snacks:  Peanut butter filled chocolate covered dates

Peanut butter filled chocolate covered dates

Long title for the snack, but totally awesome and I dare you to stop at just one.  With no refined sugar added, you can feel good about eating them … in moderation, of course!

(7)  Snacks:  Carrot, celery and apples with peanut butter

Peanut butter, carrots and celery - my classic snack!

Couldn’t go past my all-time favorite combination.   No recipe needed for this one.  Simply, cut up some veggies and add peanut butter.   This is a snack that I sometimes have as a meal, when I’m not that hungry, or just pick up leftover random veggies and stick them in a pool of peanut butter.  And I’m in my happy place!

So there you have it.  My top 7 creative peanut butter recipes for you all to make at home.  Do you have any other ideas for using peanut butter, either creatively or not so creatively?   Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time, enjoy cooking at home!


7 creative peanut butter recipes for cooking at home - all gluten and dairy-free, slightly unusual, but always tasty and family pleasing! #peanutbutter