01 Dec Peanut Butter Cookies with Oats and Flax
I love love love peanut butter! My love affair with peanut butter started in grade four in Nairobi, Kenya when my mom bought our first jar. Peanut butter sandwiches made the best school lunches.
A cookie made with peanut butter is very hard to pass up. Using ground flaxseed releases the natural omega-3 fats and lignans (plant antioxidants that can help regulate your hormones and reduce your risk of breast and prostate cancer). In fact, flax has an official health claim associated with it. Flaxseed is high in fibre, especially the soluble kind that can lower your blood cholesterol levels.
I’ve modified this recipe from the HealthyFlax.org website by swapping half the butter for canola oil. Canola is Canada’s homegrown oil and contains heart-healthy fats. I’ve also swapped out the oat flour (most people won’t take the time to make their own, but feel free to do so) and bumped up the flax amount.
(Picture credit: HealthyFlax.org)