The best cookies for people on the run
If you’re in search of energy-boosting convenience food when you (or your kids) are on the run then healthy Energy Boost Cookies are for you.
Made with wholesome ingredients and no refined sugar (unless you add chocolate chips) these cookies have a good amount of protein and fibre, are filling and taste good. They have a satisfying cookie texture and aren’t too sweet so are a good snack for any time of the day.
The recipe is a slight adaptation of the recipe on the jar of Kraft All Natural Peanut Butter.
Lots of ways to make Energy Boost Cookies even healthier:
- Substitute canola oil for the melted butter
- Replace the chocolate chips with pumpkin or sunflower seeds
- Replace honey with additional molasses
- Replace the white flour with whole wheat pastry flour
Energy Boost Cookies
Makes 18 cookies
- ½ cup natural peanut butter (can substitute almond butter.)
- ¼ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
- ¼ cup honey
- 1/3 cup butter, melted (can substitute oil)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup quick oats
- ½ cup flaked coconut
- ¼ cup dried cranberries or raisins
- ¼ cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- In a large bowl beat together peanut butter, molasses, honey, melted butter and egg.
- In another bowl whisk flours, baking soda and baking powder. Beat into peanut butter mixture
- Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop by heaping tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 9-11 minutes.
Nutritional info*: Per cookie. Calories: 185.5, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 4.6 g, Cholesterol: 19.2 mg, Carbs: 21.3 g, Sugar: 9.4 g, Fibre: 2.2 g, Protein: 4.5 g, Potassium 181.5 mg
*Nutritional info is for cookies made with chocolate chips.