Quick Maple Peanut Cookies
Maple Peanut Cookies
20 two-inch cookies
oven, baking sheet, nonstick cooking spray
long does it take?
cup natural peanut butter
cup maple syrup (real if available)
cup whole-wheat pastry flour
to make it:
oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In a
large bowl, cream together the peanut butter and maple syrup. Add whole-wheat
pastry flour, and blend until smooth. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto baking
sheet. Press top of each cookie twice with a fork, making a crisscross pattern.
Bake for 12 minutes.
126 (50% from fat), Protein: 4 g, Carbohydrate: 15 g, Fat: 7 g (saturated fat:
1 g), Vitamin E: 3 mg (33% of the RDA), Niacin: 2 mg (14% of the RDA)
in it for you?
body uses all sugars in the same way. Sugar, a simple carbohydrate, is quick-energy
food. But natural, less-processed sweeteners like honey and real maple syrup
tend to have a few more nutrients. Natural sweeteners also tend to be sweeter
than table sugar, so you can use less.
all peanut butters are created equal. Many highly processed brands contain lots
of sugar and hydrogenated fats, which, over the long term, can increase your
risk for heart disease. Look for natural peanut butters without hydrogenated
fat, or crush your own at a health food store.
from white flour to whole-wheat is a great way to boost your fiber and nutrition.
Many people feel, however, that foods baked with whole-wheat flour resemble
rubber balls more than muffins or breads. To make the switch easier, try whole-wheat
pastry flour, or use half white flour and half wheat flour.