Friday, August 10, 2012

Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

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Peanut Butter is a staple in my pantry. It's a great and easy source of protein plus it's yummy. I practically eat it everyday, sometimes out of the jar [don't judge]. I've tried other nut butters before {like almond} but it's just not the same. Although it may not be the healthiest, it's what I prefer!

Here's a comparison of all the nut butters:

So I found a recipe online for an on-the-go snack or breakfast cookie that combines a lot of the things I love. 

Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Cookies (adapted from Daily Unadventures in Cooking)
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (I used Maranatha brand)
  • 1/4 cup organic sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Beat together oil and peanut butter. Then add in eggs, sugar, and vanilla and beat until mixed. Stir in coconut.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together oats, flour, baking powder and baking soda. Stir this into the peanut butter mixture.
  4. Drop into greased baking sheet in 1 1/2 Tbsp globs. Gently press to flatten and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a cooling rack.

Then I don't feels so guilty --- smearing peanut butter all over my face!

Plans for today: Run 4'ish  miles and then I have a hair appointment this afternoon (need to take care of my greasy-gray infested nest).  Zumba was packed last night, what a difference 1 week makes. Teaching this weekend and then we may go for a hike at the Bowl-and-Pitcher trail.

Your turn --- fun plans this weekend?

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