Everyone loves desserts and sweet treats, but we’re all conscious that they’re not always a great choice if you’re trying to watch your weight. As I can’t live without the odd treat, I decided to start looking for healthy treats that taste just as great but aren’t loaded with sugar and fat. I stumbled upon this recipe on Popsugar and made it once following the recipe exactly. They came out great, but I realised I could alter the recipe slightly to better suit my taste and make it even more guilt-free.
I realised I could cut down on the sugar by half and replace it with honey instead, and I felt like it could do with a touch of cinnamon for added sweetness. So, if you want to try the recipe from popsugar, just follow the link, otherwise here’s mine:
What you’ll need:
- 120 ml (1/2 cup) organic smooth peanut butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups Scottish oats (or any other kind)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Start by pre-heating your oven to 160 degrees Celsius. Using an electric mixer, cream the peanut butter and the sugar until fluffy, then add the egg and whisk another minute or two. Using a metal spoon, add the oats, baking powder, honey and cinnamon. Mix very well until they form a solid consistency that can be easily rolled.
Line a tray with a baking sheet and roll the dough into small balls, and then flatten these onto your tray. This recipe makes about 15 small cookies. Bake for about 10 minutes. They will feel like they’re not baked yet when you take them out of the oven, but that’s how they’re supposed to be, they will keep baking as they cool so resist the urge to put them back in the oven or you’ll end up with over-cooked cookies that are too chewy! And then all that’s left to do is make a nice cup of tea and enjoy these guilt-free delicious peanut butter bites!