Contrary to what their name implies, peanuts are not true nuts but a member of a family of legumes related to peas, lentils, chickpeas and other beans. Peanuts are a very good source of monounsaturated fats, the type of fat that is emphasized in the heart-healthy diet. Studies of diets with a special emphasis on peanuts have shown that this little legume is a big ally for a healthy heart. Peanuts contain oleic acid, the healthful fat found in olive oil and are rich in antioxidants. Roasted peanuts do rival the antioxidant content of blackberries and strawberries, and are far richer in antioxidants than apples, carrots or beets. Oats are an excellent source of iron, dietary fiber and thiamin.
It is summer break for the schools now. Kids when at home, like to snack more than eat proper meals. I know every Mom has to scratch her brain to come up with healthy snack ideas and i came up with this one. It was little sweet for me, but was great hit amongst the kids.
- Quick Cooking Oats - 2 cups
- Peanut Butter - 1/2 cup
- Honey or Maple Syrup - 1/2 cup
- Canola or Sunflower oil - 1/4 cup
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
- Baking Soda(aluminium free) - 1/2 tsp
- Chocolate chips or nuts - handful
- 1) Take 1 cup of Oats and grind into a flour in your blender.
- 2) Toast 1 cup of Oats slightly till the raw smell is gone.
- 3) Combine Salt, cinnamon powder, baking soda, Oat flour, Quick Cooking oats thoroughly.
- 4) Now add peanut butter, maple syrup, oil to the above mixture and knead into a dough.
- 5) Roll into small balls and flatten them into circles using the center of your hand.
- 6) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 7) Place parchment paper in a baking tray and place the cookie one by one leaving enough space to expand.
- 8) On top of the flattened dough place chocolate chips, nuts etc of your choice and bake for around 10 minutes.
- 9) Once baked remove it from the oven and let it cool completely as they will be soft and crumbly when hot.
- 10) Store in an airtight container and enjoy.
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Serving Size 39g|
|Recipe makes 12 servings|
|Calories from Fat 60||35%|
|Total Fat 7.12g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 1.34g||5%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbs 21.73g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 3.4g||11%|