Peanut Butter Cookies

Ok, so.  These cookies are good, but not super sweet.  My husband and kids really like them, but we haven’t had a sugar-filled cookie in almost a year.  I’m pretty sure that our taste has changed, and thankfully, things that aren’t very sweet taste amazing.  That being said, if you are looking for a treat full of good, healthy stuff, this is a great option.  They are SUPER easy to make, and you could easily spice them up with various ingredients.  Chocolate, more syrup, etc.  I feel like I keep saying this, but for me, treats I feel good about giving my kids are the best.  Hope you enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (make sure the only ingredients are peanuts and salt…)
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal (ground flax)
  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour (ground oats)
METHOD:
1.  Mix syrup, peanut butter, and milk until combined.
2.  Add flaxseed meal and mix.  Allow to sit for a couple of minutes.
3.  Stir in oat flour.
4.  Roll into balls, and press with a fork to flatten.
5.  Bake on parchment lined cookie sheet in 350 oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.  Makes 10-14 cookies depending on size.

 

*Use organic ingredients whenever possible.
**Adapted from Oh Ladycakes.

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Energy Balls

This is a great, super easy snack…. It’s filled with good stuff, doesn’t require any baking, and is good for the kids and adults.  I usually make a batch or so a week and keep them in the refrigerator to grab when we are on the go or trying to get out the door in a hurry.  This
recipe is really flexible and you could easily change it up…. different nuts, dried fruit, more chocolate, etc….

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup old-fashioned organic oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (toasted)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup flax seed meal
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks
METHOD:
1.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and chill for 20 minutes.  This allows the mixture to set a little bit so that it is easier to roll into balls.
2.  Remove from refrigerator, and roll into balls, approximately 1″ round.  These keep for approximately one week in air tight container in the refrigerator.

 

*Use organic ingredients whenever possible.