Monday, 19 May 2014

Peanut Butter Cookies


Since I love peanut butter (who doesn't), I wanted to create a healthier version of the chocolate chip peanut butter cookie I grew up with. These cookies get their peanut butter flavour from the protein powder and the PB2. If you've never used PB2 its a great snack and baking tool for peanut butter addicts. PB2 is made of roasted peanuts that have been pressed of their oil and have been ground up. You can add PB2 to recipes as you would flour, or you can add water or greek yogurt to it to make a lower fat and calorie peanut butter substitute. These cookies are tasty and full of protein and fibre!


Ingredients

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup PB2
1-2 Tbsp water
1 scoop peanut butter flavoured protein powder (I used BSN Syntha 6 Peanut Butter Cookie)
1 Tbsp pure vanilla
1 egg
1 egg white
2 Tbsp honey 
1/4 vegetable oil 
1/4 cup dark chocolate mini chips 

*Tip - Additional add in - Quest Peanut Butter bar, chopped into small pieces 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking stone/tray with parchment paper. 
2. In a large bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, oats, and protein powder.
3. In a small bowl stir PB2 and 1 Tbsp water until it comes together like the consistency of peanut butter. Add 1 more Tbsp of water if needed. 
4. Stir in vanilla, egg, egg white, and honey. 
4. Add wet ingredients into the dry and mix. 
5. Gently stir in dark chocolate chips. 
6. Drop cookie dough by spoonfuls onto parchment paper and with a fork slightly flatten each cookie.
    You should get 18 cookies. 
7. Bake for 10 minutes, or until slightly browned. Let cool and enjoy!  

Nutrition (per cookie)

Calories 96
Fat 4.7 g
Carbohydrate 11.3 g
Fibre 1.8 g
Sugars 4.2 g
Protein 3.3 g



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