Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cookie Butter. Enough Said.

Pin It Have you heard of Biscoff Spread yet?  I hadn't until about a week ago.  Apparently it's the new Nutella.  How could something replace such a delectable spread?!  Just wait until you try it...or better yet try my Oatmeal Cookie Butter instead!  It is a lot like Biscoff Spread (aka Cookie Butter), except of course much healthier.  Biscoff Spread is made with Europe's Biscoff cookies famous to a European airline.  The texture is a lot like peanut butter, except it tastes like cookies and there are no nuts! So delicious.  The only problem is...it is close to $5 for one jar! While definitely worth every penny, I knew I could make my own cheaper and healthier version.  I am so excited to try even more variations of this recipe now.  Oreo butter?  Thin mint butter?  CAKE BATTER BUTTER!? The possibilities are endless!  But for now I want to invite you to dive into this dreamy new twist on peanut butter (without the peanuts). 

Inspired by Beautiful Disasters

1 sleeve Honey graham crackers (9 sheets)
1/2 cup Old fashion oats
1/2 cup All Bran cereal (or another 1/2 cup oats)*
1/2 tbsp Ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
2 packets Stevia (or if you must sub 1-2 tbsp brown sugar)
1 tbsp Molasses
1 tbsp Honey
1 cup water
1/4 cup Raisins or maybe even chocolate chips! (optional)

*I couldn't resist adding a little fiber to this recipe... :P

1. Place graham crackers, oats, and cereal in food processor and let run.  It should make a flour like texture.
2. After a minute or so, add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and stevia through the top of the cover while the food processor is still running.
3. Add molasses and honey through the top and let process another minute.
4. Slowly add in water.  Start with a 1/2 cup and then add 1/4 cup at a time until you get the consistency you want.
5. Pulse in raisins if desired.
Makes about 2 cups.

Note: You might want to store this in the fridge...that is if you don't eat it all first!

Nutrition Facts:
Rough estimate based on 1 tbsp
Calories: 33
Total Fat: 0.6 g
     Sat. Fat: 0 g
     Poly. Fat: 0.2 g
     Mono. Fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 31 mg
Potassium: 25.4 mg
Total Carbs: 7.1 g
     Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
     Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 0.5 g
Vitamin A: 0%
Vitamin C: 0.4%
Calcium: 0.6%
Iron: 2.5%

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