Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 c peanut butter
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 lg egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat several large baking sheets with cooking spray.
COMBINE peanut butter, brown sugar, baking soda, and ¼ tsp salt in bowl. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
SHAPE dough into 24 balls and arrange on prepared pans. Dip tines of a fork into flour and gently press a crisscross pattern into top of each cookie.
BAKE until lightly browned on bottom, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Peanut Butter Truffles
- 2 c peanut butter
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 2 Tbsp whole flaxseeds
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
MIX peanut butter, bananas, and flaxseed with fork in large bowl. Put cocoa in shallow bowl. Mould peanut mixture into walnut-size balls, roll in cocoa, and place in container lined with parchment to separate the layers.
REFRIGERATE or freeze at least 2 hours.
Oatmeal with Peanut Butter and Bananas
- 2 c rolled oats
- 2 bananas, sliced
- 1/4 c chopped almonds
- 2 Tbsp peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp honey
BRING 4½ cups water to a boil in medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low and add oats and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until oats are tender and have absorbed most of the liquid, about 5 minutes.
ADD bananas, almonds, peanut butter, and honey and stir to incorporate. If oatmeal is too thick, add a splash of milk.
Caffeinated Banana-Peanut Smoothie
- 1 very ripe banana
- 1/2 c strong coffee
- 1/2 c milk
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp agave nectar
COMBINE all ingredients in blender with 1 cup ice and puree until smooth.
- 8 oz whole wheat spaghetti
- 5 Tbsp peanut butter
- 3 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp less-sodium soy sauce
- ½ c chopped scallion greens + ¼ c slivered scallion greens
PREPARE pasta per package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and drain pasta.
WHISK reserved cooking liquid, peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, and chopped scallion greens. Add to pasta, tossing to combine well.
DIVIDE among 4 serving bowls and top with slivered scallion greens