Showing posts with label peanut butter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label peanut butter. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Cookies | Recipe

(I apologize for the weird recipes lately...)




You read that right - chickpea cookies. What can I say. I may have gone crazy and I think it's only going to get worse. I'm on a mission to cut the garbage from our life. We haven't really shopped in the "middle aisles" of the grocery store for as long as I can remember. We might get the odd thing.... But chips, cookies, crackers... Manufactured garbage does not come home with us.

Don't get me wrong... We eat 80/20. I don't think a lifestyle of clean eating should be punished... We still enjoy "junk" food once in a while. Truth is though, after cleaning up our eating, the old stuff doesn't taste the same and actually has made us sick to our stomach... Even white baby potatoes had us in agony one night and we haven't had them since!

I'm now addicted to finding healthier ways around the foods we love or just making them from scratch so we know there are no crazy additives to give them a never ending shelf life. The hubs has been all for it and a pretty good sport... He just insists that Little P gets to try the "regular" stuff as a child. (Agreed - in small doses).

For example, last nights dinner:




Smoked Maple Salmon, Kale Salad and Zucchini Noodles. It was delicious and the husband loved it all... Actually more than I thought... I was convinced he'd hate the noodles.

Anyways, back to the cookies. Don't knock 'em until you try 'em.




Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Cookies
(makes 16 cookies | source)

1 540mL can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp natural peanut butter (room temperature)
1/4 cup maple syrup (honey works as well)
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch sea salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor (I don't have one so I used a blender - a little harder but just make sure all of the chunks are well blended). Stir in chocolate chips. Wet hands and form 1 1/2" balls - the "dough" will be very sticky. Place cookies on parchment paper lined baking sheet and press down to form cookie shape if desired. Bake for 10 minutes. The cookies will be super soft - this is okay!

These are absolutely delicious right out of the oven - I mean melt in your mouth goodness! The hubs preferred them after they were cooled in the fridge. Try them both ways! I think I will warm them up when I eat them as a snack - microwave for 30 sec?

Anyways, I'm already thinking about trying other variations - PB2 Peanut Butter to cut the calories, PB2 Chocolate Peanut Butter to make a double chocolate cookie... and of course you could always change up the chocolate chips for different flavours or dark chocolate! Follow me on Instagram and I'll keep you posted!


And just because... Here's how I made the zucchini noodles.




Zucchini Noodles aka Zoodles
(serves 1 - 2)

2 - 3 small zucchinis
1 pot of water

Use a mandolin or grater to create noodles. This was so easy and quick - I was impressed. Next boil a pot of water large enough to fit noodles. Once boiled, place noodles in water for 1 - 4 minutes, depending on desired tenderness.

That's it! Our first time trying them I added grated mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, pink himalayan salt and fresh cracked pepper. The hubs said next time we should try them without the cheese - he liked them that much! We're also thinking cucumber noodles would make a great summer "pasta" salad!

That's it for today... I'm off to find more recipes to try out!





(another apology for the not so great images... blame the iphone).


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Reese's Peanut Butter Chip Cookies | Recipe

These cookies are just enough peanut butter to make deliciousness. Rather than using typical chocolate chips, I substituted them for Reese's Peanut Butter Chips. And well, this is what I've got.




Reese's Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 bag (10 oz) Reese's Peanut Butter Chips


Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in peanut butter chips and drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until gold brown.

There you have it... pure delicious.




And, that's coming from the one who doesn't care so much for peanut butter! And well I must admit, the best part is they take no time to make. Quick recipes with minimal clean up are my favourite!


Enjoy.




Nothing like a good party :)




Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Rickety Uncles Recipe

Need to suck up to someone, become the in-laws favorite or just have a huge sweet tooth? These will do the trick. By request of my mother and my father-in-law, I doubled up the batch and made these ooey-gooey treats. I won't make you wait any longer, with only five ingredients and no baking... these may be the easiest and messiest treats around.


rickety uncles - martha.anne


Rickety Uncles Recipe*

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
4 cups cornflakes
1 cup corn syrup (dark)
1 tsp vanilla

Place cornflakes in a large mixing bowl. Bring syrup, sugar and vanilla just to a boil. Add peanut butter and remove from heat. Pour mixture onto cornflakes, stir well and then drop onto waxed paper and cool. Store in a cool place.


rickety uncles - martha.anne


*Disclaimer: This is your final warning. These are extremely addictive for the peanut butter lover. They may cause tooth ache and pain to jaw from excessive sugar and chewing. You will make and eat these at your own risk. martha.anne is not responsible for any belly aches or other outcomes from overeating Rickety Uncles.

Now go make yourself a batch!