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Back To School Recipe: Peanut Butter + Reishi Cookies w/Lion's Mane Mushroom

Plant Powered Cookies

These simple seven-ingredient cookies are easy to make, pack a protein-filled punch, and are infused with the medicinal power of two very mighty mushrooms. This recipe features reishi, a classic herbal adaptogen well-known for its traditional use for its immune-supporting properties, and lion’s mane, which has historically been used to help nourish and support the nervous system, as well as improve cognitive function and focus. The two together harness the healing powers of mushrooms for both immune and nervous system support and are paired with a healthy fat (nut butter) to help deliver the nutrients in the plants to your body and brain.

You can barely taste the mushrooms once blended into these sweet and dense cookies, making this a perfect recipe for even picky eaters, and an ideal snack for school lunches or an afterschool snack. Carbs and fats are both important for focus and concentration (brain function) making these tasty treats ideal for a brain powered treat with more than one medicinal use.

Reishi, Lion's Mane Mushroom +

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe


1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 egg

½ cup organic cane sugar

½ cup brown sugar

½-1 tsp vanilla extract

2 teaspoons reishi mushroom powder

1 teaspoon lion’s mane mushroom powders


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Add one egg to a medium-sized mixing bowl and beat lightly. Add peanut butter, both types of sugar, vanilla extract, and both the mushroom powders. Mix ingredients together (a wooden spoon is fine) until well combined and smooth. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with a silpat or piece of parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookie tops are set and bottoms are lightly browned along the edges. Overbaking these cookies will result in a bitter taste, so make sure to keep your eyes on them.

If peanuts aren’t allowed at your child’s school, save these tasty little cookies as an afterschool treat!

Want To Learn More About Lion's Mane?

See the Autumn "Seasonal Medicine" page to learn more about one of the star ingredients in this baked recipe!

Pleae Note: The information on this site has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and is for educational, historical, and research purposes, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this site should not be used as medical advice. If you have a medical concern please seek out a qualified health care professional, and always consult your physician before adding herbal supplements into your diet, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or on medication.


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