I think it’s time for cookies! Any day is a good excuse to make cookies, especially when they’re as delicious as these healthy peanut butter cookies! They will never beat the soft pillowy peanut butter melt away cookies, but they’re much better for you and still full of flavor.
This recipe was inspired by The Daring Gourmet’s Mega Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies. Her cookies look delicious and I would have stuck right to her recipe but I was missing some of the ingredients like the wheat germ and oat bran. So I switched a few things around and these are what I came up with!
- 1/4 cup solid coconut oil
- 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1/2 cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- 3 Tablespoons powdered peanut butter or PB2 (If you don’t have that just add another 3 Tablespoons of flour)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup cocoa nibs
How it’s Done:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whip the solid coconut oil and butter together for a few minutes. Pour in the honey and the peanut butter and mix until combined. Add the egg and vanilla and mix for about 30 seconds. In a separate small bowl (or on top of your wet mixture…I know you’re not supposed to make cookies this way, but I always do and they turn out fine!) Mix the flour, PB2, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Slowly mix into the wet ingredients until just combined. Mix in the cocoa nibs.
Place on a baking mat and flatten with a fork in a criss-cross pattern. Bake for 8-10 minutes until just barely golden. Let cool and enjoy!
While these are still a treat they are much healthier for you than regular peanut butter cookies. They’re delicious! This batch is already long gone, and I already want to make another batch.
Today I have the day off (!) from all of my jobs so I’m running around doing a million errands that have been put on the back burner since we have no free time. I’ll also be working on our other job of organizing our business plan and things for the cidery.
Have an awesome Thursday!
Do you have a favorite healthy cookie recipe!?