Cinnamon Cookie Sandwich

As the name suggests, this recipe features cinnamon. Cinnamon is a popular spice that can be used in a variety of dishes. There are two main kinds of cinnamon: Cassia and Ceylon cinnamon.

  • “Ceylon: Also called "true cinnamon" is the most expensive type”1
  • “Cassia: Less expensive and found in most food products containing cinnamon”1

Cinnamon has been studied for its potential health benefits. Such health benefits include reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.2 Both types of cinnamon (Ceylon and Cassia) may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and other health problems; however, additional studies are needed to determine if one form of cinnamon is more beneficial than the other and to determine the safest and most effective dose.1

Servings: 5
Serving size: 1 cinnamon cookie sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Truvia Baking Blend
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 5 tsp creamy peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray
  3. In a large bowl, combine Truvia Baking Blend, eggs, and olive oil
  4.   In a separate bowl, combine whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
  5. Pour flour mixture into olive oil mixture and stir until all ingredients are well combined
  6. Use a small cookie scoop to drop batter onto baking sheet (make 10 cookies)
  7. Bake cookies for 7 minutes
  8. Spread 1 tsp of creamy peanut butter between two cooled cookies
  9. Enjoy!

References

  1. Healthline. How Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar and Fights Diabetes. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cinnamon-and-diabetes. Accessed January 6, 2019.
  2. Qin B, Panickar KS, Anderson RA. Cinnamon: potential role in the prevention of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2010;4(3):685-93. Published 2010 May 1. doi:10.1177/193229681000400324

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 211
  • carbohydrates: 16g
  • fat: 16g
  • fiber: 3g
  • protein: 6g
  • sugar: 1g

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