Jan
20

Hearty “Nutty Buddy” Peanut Butter Cookies Taste Great!

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Peanut butter cookies are typically not very healthy for you, but the “Nutty Buddy” Peanut Butter Cookies are very healthy for kids, and also tastes amazing!

Most peanut butter cookie recipes use a lot of butter, white flour, white sugar and processed peanut butter that is made from hydrogenated oils and sugar.  In addition, most peanut butter cookies are high in saturated fats if you make them at home,  and if you buy them in the store, typically they use a lot of hydrogenated oils, and trans fats.

The great news is you CAN eat healthy peanut butter cookies without sacrificing the taste using this peanut butter cookie recipe.

My husband is a very good critic. He tells me when he likes my recipes, and also tells me when he doesn’t without any hesitation at all.

My husband said that my healthy peanut butter cookies were the BEST peanut butter cookies he has ever had; healthy or not.

Then my husband took my cookies to the office and had some of his managers try them. They too loved the healthy peanut butter cookies; without knowing they were good for you.

Overview of the Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe:
These healthy peanut butter cookies use olive oil versus butter, natural sweeteners and are packed with whole grain goodness from three different vitamin packed flours. The quinoa flour gives the cookie protein and fiber, and the rice and barley flour counter with all sorts of vitamins.  I hope that you and your family LOVE these healthy peanut butter cookies with carob chips.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup barley flour
  • 3/4 cup whole grain oats
  • 4 tablespoons raw wheat germ
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of black strap molasses
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup carob chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Combine the maple syrup, molasses, raw honey, olive oil, egg,  peanut butter and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flours, wheat germ, baking soda, cinnamon and ground flax seed.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the carob chips.
  6. Drop cookies on top of a parchment-line cookie sheet. (This makes clean up a snap)
  7. Bake for 8-12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool and then ENJOY!

Note: When you bake with oil and natural sweeteners, it doesn’t automatically spread on on the pan, so make sure that you flatten the cookies on the pan, and shape them in the shape of a circle so they don’t look like a “health food cookie.”

      
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