I know I have mentioned several times that I love to bake. I also, OBVIOUSLY, have to be careful not to bake so much that I gain a million pounds. Plus, I do like to attempt to make the desserts at least semi-healthy so I am not filling my family with completely empty calories.
Notice - I said healthier, not healthy! I don't think you can ever attach the word healthy to a dessert. Some come close, but let's face facts. We don't need ANY desserts to nourish our bodies. That being said, I don't like the picture of life without them. So, I TRY to use moderation and modifications.
This weekend we had a last minute party at a friends house. I wanted to bake something to take, but quickly discovered I was out of most of my standby ingredients. So, time to get creative!
1/2 c Peanut Butter
3 TBSP unsalted butter, room temp
1/4 c non-fat yogurt (plain or vanilla will work)
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 c white flour
3/4 c whole wheat flour
3/4 c quick oats
1/2 c chocolate chips
- Line a 9x13" pan with foil. Preheat oven to 350 degF
- Cream butter, peanut butter, yogurt, and sugars for 2 minutes in stand mixer.
- Add egg. Mix until combined. May need to scrape sides.
- Add baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
- Add flour and oats. Mix until combined. Mixture will be stiff.
- Spread/press mixture into pan.
- Sprinkle top with Chocolate chips. Press chips into dough.
- Bake for ~25 minutes until golden brown.