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Peanut Butter Happy Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Happy Cookie Recipe

My Peanut Butter Happy Cookie Recipe is totally safe for ladies with Prediabetes, Insulin Resistance or even Type 2 Diabetes!!!! Why? Because these cookies are full of fiber and healthy ingredients like chia seeds, sunflower seeds, nut butter and bean flour! So let's make some Peanut Butter Happy Cookies!

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Peanut Butter Happy Cookie Recipe – The Ingredients

Makes: About 20 super-delish cookies

Dry:

  • 1/2 c. coconut, small shred
  • 3/4 c. chopped sunflower seeds/cashews/or other nuts (use a food chopper)
  • 1 c.  whole sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 c. raisins
  • 1/4 c. chia meal
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 c. fava bean/chickpea flour (Bob's Red Mill)

Wet:

  • 1 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (or any other nut butter you like)

Optional:
1/3 dark chocolate bar, chopped into small pieces

Peanut Butter Happy Cookie Recipe – Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Chop the sunflower seeds in a food chopper. You can make a nut-meal or simply chop them up a bit.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients with a whisk (applesauce, peanut butter and maple syrup).
  5. Add the wet to the dry and mix thoroughly.
  6. Place 1/8-of-a-cup portions (heaping soup spoon) on a parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten with a spatula. I use my medium sized scoop so all my cookies are the same size.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 27 minutes, depending on how brown you want them.
  8. When your cookies are piping hot out of the oven, place them on a cooling rack that is sitting in a baking pan (you'll see why the baking pan part is important in the next step!).
  9. Place a small piece of dark chocolate on each cookie. The dark chocolate will quickly melt over the top of the cookie.
  10. Let your cookies cool. The chocolate will harden.
  11. Store your cookies in a jar on the counter for up to 3 days.

Shape: You can make a traditional cookie shape with my Peanut Butter Happy Cookie Recipe OR you can shape the cookies into a mound by using a scoop.

Freezing: My Peanut Butter Happy Cookies freeze well. Freeze for up to 3 months.

NOTE! Fava Bean Flour Smells Weird! Ok, when you're mixing up this Happy Cookie Recipe, you'll notice that the bean flour smells quite different. Don’t worry...it does NOT taste like it smells!! (thank goodness!)

Peanut Butter Happy Cookie Recipe

It's Ok to Eat Dark Chocolate!

Dark chocolate is very low in sugar and even has fiber that will help to keep your blood sugar under control!!!

You can learn more about dark chocolate here.

You'll also learn which kind of chocolate you MUST avoid like the plague!

Prediabetes and Chocolate

Not Sure What Chia Meal Is?

Chia meal is simply whole chia seeds ground up into flour. 

It's easy to make chia meal with a blender or coffee grinder.

If you have a high speed blender like a Vitamix, it literally takes about 10 seconds to grind up 1.5 cups of chia seeds. 

After you grind up your chia seeds, store them in the fridge in a jar.

If you don’t want to make your own chia meal, you can buy chia seed meal.

Baking Supplies

Don’t be scared to try new (Diabetes-friendly) flours like bean flours and chia meal.These flours are full of fiber and will help you control your blood sugar and weight.

Bobs Red Mill Fava and Garbanzo Flour
Now Foods White Chia Meal
Green and Blacks 70 Dark Chocolate
Lindt 90 Cocoa Dark Chocolate Bar

Want to Bake More Yummy Things?

Peanut Butter Happy Cookies Nutrition Facts

Peanut Butter Happy Cookies

Want More Help Making Healthy Food?

At Power in The Group, we focus on helping women reverse Insulin Resistance, Prediabetes and even Type 2 Diabetes AND that means we teach women all about healthy food! 

Wanna join us? You can!

Our Healthy U Group is a place just for women to share their experiences and work together to get healthy again.

In our Healthy U Group we practice:

  • Making healthy recipes
  • Eating healthy foods
  • Getting daily exercise
  • We even practice living a healthy lifestyle AND we chat online by video too!

There are no men allowed in our Healthy U Group! Our Healthy U Group is just for us ladies!

You can learn how to join our Healthy U Group here.

About the Author Joan Pasay

As a Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapist I felt compelled to start Power In The Group. Why? To guide and support women like you with Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance so you can regain and nourish your health...without all the confusion. Together we can enjoy the richest quality of life for ourselves, with our families, and within our society...wanna come along?

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