Monday, August 22, 2011

Nutritious VS Vicious

Pin It Hey all :) I know it's been awhile since I've been on to blog my baking adventures, but this week has been pretty crazy.  I am finally back in Winona and all moved in...the only problem is no internet...  It really makes me appreciate having any sort of internet at all no matter how frustrating it can be sometimes.  Thankfully, however, last night a couple of my roommates found out that we can connect to one of our neighbor's internet in our house because they didn't put a password on it. Score!
Alright so back to the baking... before I left for school one of my best friends and I had our last baking party of the summer.  Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies. Yum.
How can it get any better than that? I know! NUTRITIOUS Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies. But of course my friend Alyse can't stand the thought of eating cookies with beans in them, so we had to make a separate batch of cookies for her.  I like to call them VICIOUS Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies.  I did however win by at least using whole wheat pastry flour instead of the nasty white and nasty all purpose flour. :) 

Both of the batches turned out great and I am proud to say the NUTRITIOUS cookies we liked just as much as the VICIOUS cookies.

1 can Garbanzo beans (150z)
1 Egg
3 tbsp Honey
3 tbsp Brown sugar
1/3 cup Natural peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Baking powder
Pinch of Salt
1/2 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Process beans in the food processor or blender until smooth.
3. Add the egg, honey, peanut butter, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Blend until smooth.
4. Add chocolate chips and pulse until slightly broken and mixed throughout the batter.
5. Bake 15-20 minutes.

...I hate to even put the VICIOUS cookie recipe up here, but for those of you who are as picky as Alyse and refuse to eat cookies with beans in them here you go.  (Note: I made Alyse try my cookies and she surprised herself by actually liking them. :P)

VICIOUS Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
Courtesy of Nestlé Kitchens

1 1/4 cups White whole-wheat flour
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup Packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1/4 cup Natural creamy peanut butter (We used regular Jif)
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts (Omitted)

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
3. In another bowl stir together butter, and both sugars.
4. Add peanut butter; mix.
5. Add egg and vanilla; mix.
6. Slowly stir in the dry mixture.
7. Once everything is well combined stir in chocolate chips.
8. Drop cookies onto a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
9. Bake 8-10 minutes until slightly golden.

NUTRITIOUS Nutrition Facts                                    VICIOUS Nutrition Facts
Calories: 74                                                                  Calories: 152
Total Fat: 3.5 g                                                            Total Fat: 7.8 g
     Sat. Fat: 1.3 g                                                              Sat. Fat: 4.1 g
Cholesterol: 8.6 mg                                                     Cholesterol: 21.9 mg
Sodium: 100.4 mg                                                       Sodium: 84.2 mg
Potassium: 35 mg                                                        Potassium: 50.4 mg
Total Carbs: 8.8 g                                                        Total Carbs: 14.7 g
     Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g                                                     Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
     Sugar: 5.1 g                                                                Sugar: 12.1 g
Protein: 1.8 g                                                              Protein: 2 g
Vitamin A: 0.2%                                                         Vitamin A: 3%
Vitamin C: 0%                                                            Vitamin C: 0%
Calcium: 1%                                                               Calcium: 1.2%
Iron: 2.7%                                                                  Iron: 3.2%


  1. can we do this again soon please?!?!

    1. yes please! whats on the agenda next??


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