Gluten Free Peanut Butter Doughtzel Balls


Um, yes. That’s right. These little babies can be made vegan and gluten free.


I think I might be in heaven. Actually, wait, maybe we all are (you know, with these cookies and all).


If you’ve been reading the blog for the last couple of months (especially the last few weeks), you know I’ve been dealing with my fair share of some sickness and tummy troubles. I’m on week two of no dairy, but have also been dabbling a bit with not eating as much gluten.

I do have to say that my tummy has been feeling better lately. I actually think it was some kind of a bug that I just couldn’t fully get over after my marathon (and my inability to rest and recover with my hectic schedule). I’m sure there’s some food issues behind it though also and I’m on a mission to get down to the bottom of it soon.

Side note to self- never underestimate the power of rest.

Or the deliciousness of these cookies.



Let me tell you that I really don’t know too much about the gluten free lifestyle. My trip to the store to purchase all my ingredients for this recipe was not a quick one. In fact, it was pretty tedious. Gluten sure is in a lot of foods. Who knew?

I commend all of you that eat gluten free all the time. That’s tough (and I may need some serious advice in the future if it turns out gluten is the cause of some of my issues). Thank goodness though there’s companies out there like Udi’s Gluten Free Foods. They have a whole assortment of products on their website to choose from: bagels, cookies, granola, bread, muffins, pizzas, etc.

After some thought about what recipe I wanted to post, I decided to put my doughtzel balls to the gluten free test.


I think they passed.


I also think I tested a few too many.


I also did not record them in MyFitnessPal.

Winking smile


(Warning- these may feel like some pretty darn long minutes. You might want to check out some of our workouts like this resistance band one while you wait.)


Here’s a quick look at all the steps.


Oh, I almost forgot a very important thing.

Just like with the original recipe, you can eat them in dough form (no baking needed).


There’s a slight chance I did that (and didn’t record it in MyFitnessPal either).


Oh and just thought you should know I made Grandma D taste test for me and she actually said she liked these balls better than the original version.


This was my first attempt at gluten free cooking even though I’ve been mixing up a ton of my protein cookie dough (that just so happens to be gluten free). It was a fun challenge to undertake and now I’ve gotten the bug to try more gluten free creations. I feel like I need to educate myself a little more on the gluten free life.

Enough about me.

Here’s what you can do:

You can submit a recipe of your own for Udi’s Look Again It’s Gluten Free Recipe Contest on Facebook. Just click here for more information and your chance to win some fun prizes.

You can also find a lot of great gluten free conversations and resources in Udi’s Gluten Free Living Community.

Have you tried anything new lately?

For your chance to win a $350 William Sonoma gift card to purchase a Kitchen Aid Mixer or other gluten free cooking tool of your choice, complete these two steps:

1. Share the Udi’s Look Again, It’s Gluten Free Recipe Contest with your friends (be sure to include a direct link to your social media post)
2. Tell us that you’ve invited your friends to enter the Look Again, It’s Gluten Free Recipe Contest AND tell us what you enjoy most about trying something new below

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Udi’s Gluten Free. The opinions and text are all mine. Official BlogFrog Sweepstakes Rules.

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  1. 1
    Miz says:

    GIRL IVE BEEN GF for 19 years.


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    oh, my. Thank you! I have 90% of these ingredients and will get the rest at the store on Friday. I think these will make a very good welcome home surprise for my sister!!!

    And on the GF note, let me know if you have questions. I am not an expert by any means but have learned so much in the past 9 or so months. I am relatively sure I don’t have a gluten allergy per se but I can tell eating gluten taxes my gi tract more than anything else and removing it has helped so much! Plus it’s been pretty fun experimenting with new grains, etc. PS, if you want to make totally unhealthy gf baked goods, I recommend Gluten Free Bisquick. It’s more akin to baking with white flour but sometimes I don’t want to be healthy, ya know 😉 Using this has allowed me to recreate so many recipes I missed when going gluten free. PPS – Udi’s Ancient Grains Millet and Chia bread is fantastic! only 80 calories a slice and 2.5g protein, 3g fiber! And tastes so much better than ANY gf bread I have ever tried… PPPS – Sorry for the long comment 😉

    • 2.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Oh that bread SOUDNS fantastic Kinley. I’ll have to be on the lookout for it. And Gluten Free Bisquick? Now you’re talking. He he. 🙂 Let me know if you try the cookies! PS- I love long comments. 🙂

  3. 3

    Oh my! those look good. We just found out my husband has Celiac. He used to love any and all baked goods. He is praising you right about now. yum

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    Amy Zirkle says:

    Hi Kristin – my mother in law is gluten free due to health issues and my niece is vegan due to moral issues so I’m thinking I may have to try and make these suckers for our family vacation in August as treats for all to share – I’m so impressed – they look kinda involved to bake but oh so yummy! Hope you are doing well – how was your date with your “boyfriend?” Cheers! Amy

    • 5.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Hi Amy!
      Oh yes, I think these might impress. They really aren’t to involved. The pictures make it seem like it’s more work than it actually is. 🙂 Oh and my boyfriend cancelled. He’s really sick so the shoot got called off. Looks like I’m going to have to be productive today. 🙂 He he.

  6. 6

    Your balls look fantastic! I love the pretezel + chocolate combo. 🙂

  7. 7
    bex says:

    love! and pinned 🙂

  8. 8

    YUM! these look fantastic. i’m not gluten intolerant so i could go with the original version, but these are still looking wonderful! do you record all of your food in myfitnesspal every day? that’s a lotta work!

    • 8.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Oh Ashley- NO I do not record everything in MyFitnessPal. I tried it for a day when I first discovered the application, but it’s too time consuming. Definitely a great resource though. I just love using the recipe feature to see how many calories are in a recipe and the scanning thing. So fun!

  9. 9
    Bonnie says:

    Ohh delicious! Pinning these puppies pronto! (oh for the love of alliteration…) 😉

  10. 10

    Those look like little bits of GF heaven!

  11. 11

    YUM!!! These look delicious, I know the next dessert I’ll be making. I’m not very familiar with gluten-free options yet either, it’s something I’d like to learn more about. So glad your tummy is starting to feel better too!!

    • 11.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I know, I totally want to learn more about it. So much to learn, so little time. Finally got to catch up with your marathon recap. 🙂 Yay!

  12. 12

    What time should I be over for coffee and balls?

    I’m glad you’re feeling better and finding some adventure in all of this. That’s exactly what I try to tell my clients, it doesn’t have to mean depriving yourself, look at it as an adventure! Food should be fun!

    Also, I do think that our systems can get completely out of whack after exhausting them. Sometimes it does mean cutting out some irritants, giving your body a rest and then you can get back at it again!

    • 12.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Emailed you. Just drank some coffee, but you weren’t here yet. 🙂 I guess I’ll wait for you for the balls. Hope you’re having a great day!

  13. 13
    Shannon says:

    I can’t wait to make these!! I try to keep gluten to a minimum in my diet so these are perfect!!

  14. 14

    I haven’t really dipped into the gluten free pool yet. These balls look delicious! (I can’t believe I typed that). I am making them asap.

  15. 15

    Since going gluten free, I haven’t had much motivation to bake for myself. This recipe may bring me out of my baking retirement. These look to awesome not to make! Pinning this now so I remember to try them out soon!

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    lindsay says:

    I’ve got the almond milk ready. Bring me some, please!!!! xoxo

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    Paige says:

    Kristin those look like the perfect cookies! I want.

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    janetha says:

    WOAH. that’s all.

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    Brandi says:

    New to your blog! 🙂 I made the regular version (not the gluten free) last night and they turned out great!!! And amazingly delicious!! I didn’t have all of the gluten free ingredients so I went the other route, but still yummy!!

  21. 21

    Going gluten free is a big shocker at first, but eventually it becomes much easier. It’s been over a year now for me, and I dont’ even miss wheat anymore. I do thank you for making a gluten free version of these cookies though because they sound ridiculously good.

  22. 22

    love!! going to pin now 😉

  23. 23
    Laura says:

    These look awesome! I’ve been experimenting a lot with vegan baking, but still using whole wheat pastry flour… I’m curious to attempt a little more gf baking, too.

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    Rachel says:

    Just made the doughtzels with a few adjustments based on what I had at home. YUM! Love all your inspiration. Thank you!

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    Linds Frank says:

    Made these this weekend and they were delicious! I couldn’t stop eating the dough…

    Thanks for sharing all of your recipes. I love them!

  26. 26

    I’m so excited that you posted these! I eat gluten free (for the most part)! My mom has a gluten intolerance, and the doctor told her that it is usually genetic, so I try staying away from it as much as possible, even though I don’t get belly aches yet. I actually don’t mind eating gluten free! Most of the food I’ve made has turned out pretty yummy, and I don’t have to feel guilty about eating the white, processed flour! These cookies look amazing, and I’m so excited to go home and make them. Thank you!


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