Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies and the Miracle of PB2

March 19th, 2013 | Posted by Erica House in Health | Life | Recipes

If you haven’t heard of this product already brace yourselves: I’m about to blow your mind all over your beautiful little face.

PB2 is a powdered peanut butter that has 45 calories in 2 Tablespoons. Regular peanut butter is about 200 calories for the same serving. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ve seen me mention it at least once a week. I’m a pretty hardcore peanut butter lover and I love indulging in the ‘real’ stuff but I also like to have PB2 on hand to use as a low-calorie substitute on a daily basis. I’m not exaggerating when I say I use it at least twice a day.

PB2

I order this two pack from Amazon about once every 2 weeks. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime! A few readers have asked me for some ideas on how to use it so I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to enjoy it as well as a brand new, super healthy cookie recipe. I actually shared a pic of my cookies on twitter last week and think I irritated a few people by saying they’d have to wait until today to get the recipe! #Sorrynotsorry

Oatmeal Cookies

First up: Oatmeal! No pictures of this because I seriously can’t wait to eat it whenever I make it. I like to add 2 tablespoons to the dry oats before I add my water.

Waffle topping (banana and honey totally optional lol)

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As a dip for a toasted flatout wrap!

2013-03-05 19.37.03Drizzled over a sweet potato:

2013-03-07 19.53.32As for the taste, most people love it but some are disappointed when they expect it to taste just like peanut butter. The way it’s made is that the peanuts are pressed so all of the oil comes out of them (Hence the fat and extra calories!) What you do is add water to the powdered peanuts and stir it up and a few seconds later you have peanut butter. It’s like magic! Without the weird uncle and card tricks.

I’ve found that the chocolate PB2 is good enough to eat on its own. I make up a few tablespoons just to snack on almost every night after dinner. PB2 is also great in smoothies, as a sauce for vitatops, and in these incredible ‘I can’t believe these are healthy‘ oatmeal cookies! I came up with these after I realized all those ‘single girl’ cookie for one recipes just weren’t cutting it for me. I needed more than just one cookie at a time – but I also don’t need an entire batch sitting around my house either. This recipe is perfect since it makes 6 cookies and has only 220 calories in the entire recipe. So you can eat all 6. Like I do.

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (makes 6 cookies)

Ingredients:

- 1/2 c. oatmeal

- 2 T. PB2 (chocolate or regular)

- 1 packet stevia (I prefer NuNaturals!)

- 1/2 Tb. Cinnamon

- 1/4 tsp vanilla

- 1/8 tsp baking powder

- 2 T. egg whites

- 1 T. apple sauce

- 2 T. water

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit  Mix the first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Then add the last three and stir well! Be careful not add to much water. If the batter is to runny you can add some more PB2 to thicken it up. Drop spoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. This batch made 6 small cookies for me (about 1.5 to 2 inches each). Cook for 15 minutes. Whatever you do, do not eat the batter. If you make the mistake of licking the spoon as your stirring you cannot stop, I learned the hard way.

IMG_6354Have you tried PB2
What do you like to use it in?

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