Tuesday 2 September 2014

Peanut Butter Cookies With Cocofina Coconut Flower Nectar (sugar)

 I was recently sent some lovely goodies from Cocofina (review to come soon) who are probably most known for their coconut water. I've heard a few things about coconut oil but until I had this opportunity I hadn't heard anything about Coconut Flower Nectar. It's an alternative for sugar and a perfect buy for those trying to 'eat clean'. You can use it exactly how you would use sugar, in tea, coffee, baking etc and it has a low glycemic index (GI).
Along with the goodies came some info on the Cocofina range and some ingredients and directions to make peanut butter cookies. Now I'm no baker but I really fancied trying them as I love peanut butter and they sounded so simple to make!
If you fancy making them here's what you'll need...

  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup coconut nectar
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp baking powder
Heat oven on 175 degrees (fan)

As you can see below, I just threw all the ingredients in a bowl

Not looking too appetising yet...

These could not be any easier to make! I just mixed the ingredients until light and fluffy, then spooned out onto a baking tray which I'd greased with coconut oil.

Ready for the oven!
 I was worried the mixture was a bit gloopy but I'd never baked cookies before so I wasn't sure what to expect! The instructions said to bake for 8-10 minutes. After 10 minutes I checked them and decided that they needed a bit longer. Probably because I'd put the entire mixture on the tray and I could have done with baking them in two batches.

Et voila!
After a few more minutes I took them out of the oven and let them cool down. I prodded them and they certainly felt like a cookie, perhaps I should do more of this baking lark!
But of course the truth was all in the taste test! I found them very nice, sweet and peanut buttery! The OH even liked them and he doesn't really have a sweet tooth!
I think these would be even better with crunchy peanut butter for that bite and would be divine with chocolate chips if you wanted a naughtier cookie!

Have you used coconut sugar?

*This post contains PR samples

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