Peanut Butter & Some Gluten Free CookiesPosted: October 8, 2013 | |
Today, I’m here to discuss “why peanut butter is good for you?”
Helps you lose weight
Yes. It may seem a bit counter-intuitive. It is the combination of fiber and protein that fills you up and keeps you feeling full longer, so you eat less overall.
Packed with nutrition
Research shows that eating peanuts can decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions.
It is a full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. A recent study found that insulin-resistant adults who ate a diet high in mono had less belly fat than people who ate more carbohydrates or saturated fat. An excellent source for all body builders.
How do you choose your jar of peanut butter?
Peanut butter is relatively unprocessed food. It is peanuts, roasted and ground to make peanut butter.The fat content seem to be more or less same in all the brands. However, commercially made peanut butter are not only made with whole peanuts but other nasty things and can be high on sodium (also the higher sodium content tends to mask the taste of peanut butter).
Sugar is not a very big concern if your using it plain. But if your combining your sandwich with honey or jelly, look for less sugar. Raw sugar is better than refined sugar.
The main problem with peanut butter is that it’s so incredibly hard to resist. If you eat only small amounts at a time, then it probably won’t cause any sort of harm. However, it can be almost impossible to stop after eating just a little bit ;)
I always like to stock my pantry with some cookies. They come handy when you need a quick bite and not feel messy or too full at the same time. I’ve started doing a lot of gluten free baking since one of the major ingredients are nuts and I like to incorporate these in my baking (peanuts belong to the legume family).
These soft, chewy cookies are so easy to make and with just 4 ingredients. The addition of sea salt takes these cookies to a different level!
Ingredients for sea salt & peanut butter cookies
(makes 18-20 cookies)
250 gms peanut butter, smooth or crunchy ( I used i2cook’s peanut butter)
100-120 gms raw sugar (depending on how sweet you like your cookies)
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 tsp baking soda
some sea salt to sprinkle
- Weigh all the ingredients and mix well.
- Scoop some dough on the baking pan, lined with parchment paper. Press them down with the help of a fork. Sprinkle some sea salt on each cookie.
- Bake them at 160 degree centigrade, in a pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes or depending on your oven settings.
- Once baked, allow them to cool on the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring on to a wire rack.
- Once completely cooled, store them in an air tight container.
Pack these cookies in fancy jars and they make a great gifting option. These cookies in a jar are also available for Diwali gifting at my pop-up store.
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