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Satisfy that Sweet Tooth

Pieces of dark chocolate bar on light background sprinkle with chocolate chips

I love baking. Yup, a Dietitian who loves to bake! Friends and family have come to learn when they receive a baked good from me, most likely it’s made with applesauce, oil substitutes, prunes, or dates, maybe even whole wheat or gluten free flour. The typical response is, “Thanks”, followed by “wait, is this healthy?” (Hey, just because I like to bake doesn’t mean it has to be 100% unhealthy!)

My latest creation, shout to my other RD friend who gave me this amazing recipe, is one I felt I had to share with all of you readers. It’s super simple, healthy, and fun for kids to make on a rainy day! I love this recipe because it tastes indulgent, yet I can nosh on it in the AM with an egg, before a workout, or to satisfy an afternoon sweet tooth. You’ll never guess the secret ingredient either! Check it out below.

Peanut Butter Puffs

  • 1 baked sweet potato
  • ½ cup all natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder ( I like Juice Plus+, 100% whey if ok too)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips

1. Scoop out inside of sweet potato and mash in a bowl.

2. Stir in the remaining ingredients.

3. Place 2T size dollops on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently press down on each to slightly flatten.

4. Bake at 350* for 12-15minutes.

5. Remove, and enjoy when cooled slightly!

(These have no leavening agents, or rising ingredients. They will not look like normal cookies. Puffs are done when golden brown on the bottom.)

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