Healthier PB Cookies

By Sidra Forman

One of my objectives for my recipes in this blog (and at home) is to use whole grains where they are not traditionally used. So when I saw a request in the community forum looking for a healthier peanut butter cookie recipe, I promised to create one. The recipe below has no refined flour and only a small amount of honey as a sweetener. I enjoy these treats at the end of a meal and as a snack on occasion—hope you do, too.

Whole-Grain Peanut Butter Honey Cookies

Makes 12 cookies

1/3-cup honey
½-cup Smart Balance® Rich Roast Chunky or Creamy Peanut Butter
2 ½-tbsp Smart Balance® Buttery Spread Original
1 Smart Balance™ Omega-3 Grade A Natural Large Egg
½-cup whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/3-cup oats
Smart Balance® Omega Non-Stick Cooking Spray

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a mixer, combine honey, peanut butter and buttery spread. Mix until thoroughly combined, about 1 minute.

3. Add egg and mix until incorporated, about 30 seconds. Add flour, baking powder, salt and oats, and mix for an additional 30 seconds.

4. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and divide batter into 12 equal-size cookies. Bake until lightly browned, about 12 minutes.

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