Christmas baking is upon us and it’s always awesome to include some of your favorite products. Today we baked Peanut Butter Chocolate cookies with our Pic’s Crunchy Peanut Butter and they came out delicious. We are huge fans of peanut butter and have used all the popular varieties but never quite like Pic’s. Its made of Australian hioleic nuts and squished in Sunny Nelson, New Zealand. They set themselves apart from any peanut butter company i have seen or read about.
Information from their site:
Hi-Oleic peanuts have also been purported to have positive effects on using fat as a source of fuel, how much energy we expend after eating and glucose control.
Due to their high monounsaturated fat content, Hi-Oleic acid peanuts increase the body’s ability to use fat as a source of fuel, whereas foods higher in saturated fat are prone to be stored as body fat (5).
Hi-Oleic peanuts have been shown to increase the amount of energy we use after eating them compared to eating regular peanuts. This means controlling a healthy body weight is easier by choosing Hi-Oleic peanuts and peanut butter because our body uses more energy digesting them than regular peanuts (5).
When we eat Oleic acid from foods such as Pic’s Peanut Butter, a bio-active compound named Oleoylethanolamide (OEA) is formed which helps to increase our feelings of fullness. It is thought that when OEA increases in the small intestine that it regulates appetite control which means we are less likely to overeat (6).
Diets rich in monounsaturated fat have been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and glucose regulation which is important for reducing the risk of diabetes. Given Hi-Oleic peanuts contain a much great proportion of Oleic acid, a major monounsaturated fat; more benefits are likely to be observed in those that choose Hi-Oleic peanuts over regular peanuts, especially for those people who already have a healthy body weight (3).
How cool is all this information? Seriously never would have thought of any of this and how good peanut butter can be for us. I have made peanut butter chocolate cookies on many occasions but I found these had the perfect amount of crunch, real peanut butter taste and an excellent amount of creamy taste. I will definitely be ordering more for my family as we had so many compliments and it makes some pretty awesome pb and j sandwiches which my kids would take to school lunch everyday if I let them.
You can learn more about Pic’s Peanut Butter on their site and order it too! Want to try a jar? Enter to win below. Good Luck!