Till recently the idea of inclusion of Peanut butter in a diet plan designed for weight loss was a no-no but the recent studies have categorically established the fact that Peanut Butter can actually help you lose weight.
A cursory glance at the amount of calories contributed per serving of Peanut Butter- 180 calories has led to the wide spread belief that Peanut Butter is a diet buster and must be avoided but a deeper analysis further reveals that the enviable combination of fiber (2g) and protein (8g) leads you to feel more satisfying and you tend to eat less. Researchers’ state that a diet with monounsaturated fats like Peanut Butter can help people lose weight.
One interesting piece of comparison in this study, undertaken by Harvard, Boston Brigham and Women’s Hospital was between two groups who were put on weight loss diets. One was put on traditional low fat, high carbohydrate diet and the other group got the richer diet-Peanut butter diet. Here’s an excerpt from the study-“After 18 months, three times as many people on the higher unsaturated-fat diet had stuck with the program and kept the weight off. People in the low-fat diet regained an average of five pounds each.” (Read unsaturated-fat diet as Peanut butter diet)
This piece of knowledge had be intrigued and I started experimenting with including peanut butter as part of my diet plan. I must confess I am convinced with the findings and have made sure I include peanut butter in my daily diet. The experience of the feeling of satiety has been first hand. Until now the only option for including Peanut butter in my diet was the conventional form of putting it over my multi-grain toast but lately out of the need to break from the monotony I have begun experimenting with different recipes of Peanut butter. This recipe is an absolute favorite of mine and the feeling of moist, delicious, crumbly cookies loaded with flavors of peanut butter, goodness of oats and stuffed with dark chocolate that pairs up perfectly with a cup of warm coffee.
Follow the recipe and make Peanut butter-Oatmeal cookies and relish it over a cup of coffee.
- 150 grams Whole Wheat Flour
- 120 grams Peanut Butter
- 125 grams Honey
- 20 grams Oatmeal
- 20 grams Oat Bran
- 1 tbsp. flax seeds (Alsi) coarsely pounded
- ¼th tsp. Salt
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Essence
- ½ tsp. Baking Powder
- ½ tsp. Baking Soda
- 100 grams Dark Chocolate Chips
- 120 grams Coconut Oil. Use solidified Coconut Oil. If you have Coconut Oil in liquid form, refrigerate it for few mins before its use
- We start with mixing of dry ingredients.In a large bowl, add Whole Wheat Flour,Oatmeal, Oat Bran, Flax Seeds, Salt,Baking Powder and Baking Soda. Mix all the ingredients. Keep the bowl aside
- In another bowl, add Coconut Oil,Honey, Peanut Butter. Whisk with a Electric Hand Blender on medium speed for 2-3 minutes. Now add Vanilla Essence and Egg (Yolk and Whites). Blend again for a minute.
- Add dry ingredients and mix well to form a cookie dough. Add Chocolate Chips and mix. Refrigerate the cookie dough for an hour. After an hour take the dough out from refrigerator
- Preheat Convection Oven at 180 ̊C
- Grease the baking tray with Coconut Oil.
- Take a portion of dough. Roll into balls. Gently press into shape of a Cookie.Line up first batch of cookies (ensure two cookies are sufficiently spaced) on the baking tray.
- Put the tray inside the Oven. Bake on a low rack for 10 minutes at 180 ̊C.
- Allow the cookies to cool down for few mins. Transfer them from baking tray on a high rack for further cooling.
- Meanwhile, lets make second batch.
- Makes 15-18 Cookies. These cookies are very filling and can be included in your diet plan.
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