If you're concerned about the above question, or just wanting to adapt a healthier lifestyle, you'll love Edible Haven, a California based organic company providing high quality Virgin Coconut Oil, Coconut Sugar, and Coconut Flour - healthier alternatives to your typical ingredients.
If you're like me and have a sweet tooth, this is wonderful news! I get along incredibly well with dessert, so, when provided with Edible Haven's Organic Coconut Sugar I put it to the test with one of my all time favorites - peanut butter cookies. They came out fabulous! I didn't miss my regular cane sugar at all, although, I did sprinkle the tops with the old stuff. I wanted to sweeten my sun tea with the remainder of the Coconut Sugar which also tasted divine.
Before I share the delish recipe some facts about Organic Coconut Sugar: its Glycemic Index is only 35 (can sugar is around 50), making it a great alternative sweetener for diabetics! Organic Coconut Sugar is also considered to be the best sweetener substitute and of course, has no preservatives.
Now for the good stuff...a healthier option for the peanut butter cookie junkie!
Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
2/3 c butter
1/2 c peanut butter
1/2 c Organic Coconut Sugar
1/4 c honey
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 c Organic Coconut Flour (coming soon! I used regular flour.)
granulated sugar for tops of cookies
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and peanut butter for 30 seconds on high speed. Add sugar, honey baking soda and baking powder. Beat till combined scraping sides of bowl occassionally. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with mixer and stir in remaining flour.
Shape dough into equal sized balls (typically 1-3" in diameter) and flatten by making criss-cross marks with the tines of a fork. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 375° for 7 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are lightly brown. Enjoy!