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
Serving size: 1 cinnamon cookie sandwich
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Spray baking sheet with cooking spray
- In a large bowl, combine Truvia Baking Blend, eggs, and olive oil
- In a separate bowl, combine whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
- Pour flour mixture into olive oil mixture and stir until all ingredients are well combined
- Use a small cookie scoop to drop batter onto baking sheet (make 10 cookies)
- Bake cookies for 7 minutes
- Spread 1 tsp of creamy peanut butter between two cooled cookies
- Healthline. How Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar and Fights Diabetes. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cinnamon-and-diabetes. Accessed January 6, 2019.
- 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
- calories: 211
- carbohydrates: 16g
- fat: 16g
- fiber: 3g
- protein: 6g
- sugar: 1g
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