Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips are sweetened with honey, and are a healthier version of the classic favorite.
Now, I am a big believer in balance, and my 80/20 approach when it comes to food is alive and well. Normally I enjoy a nice sugary sweet when I have a treat, but that being said, I also wanted to start making some “better for you” treats because I love to bake. I find myself finding plenty of excuses to eat sweets throughout the week and eat sweets we do. I’m trying to rein in our processed sugar consumption a bit and this Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies (sweetened with honey) with Chocolate Chips recipe is a great way for me to do that. My kids had no idea that these cookies were “healthy” – they loved them.
These cookies aren’t low in calories and they still have some sugar – I used high quality dark chocolate chips, but they still have sugar, and honey is a sugar even though it’s more natural. That being said, I think these totally count as healthy! They do have whole grains, fiber, healthy fats, and when it comes to the ingredients in them, I know what they are, how they are made, and have a good idea of where they came from. I love that! These are still a treat and you should approach them as such, but also applaud yourself for going with a healthier version of a traditional classic.