The days are definitely longer, and filling up with activity, the sun is shining (finally) and I'm off to the woods as much as I can get away! Even though I love to cook and be in the kitchen, I'm meal prepping a lot this season because I've been caught short once or twice at 9:30pm, no diner yet, and just wanting to grab something quick.
So this recipe didn't come from lack of dinner, but they are quick and easy, guilt free, delicious peanut butter and molasses cookies, great to take on the trail or post workout with knowing that the sweetness has a better punch than plain old sugar that has zero nutritional value.
Blackstrap molasses contains vital vitamins and minerals, like iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and selenium.
Blackstrap molasses contains both calcium and magnesium, so it can help you guard against osteoporosis. About 5 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses contains 50% of the recommended daily allowance of calcium, 95% of iron, and 38% of magnesium.
Adequate levels of magnesium are also crucial in preventing diseases like osteoporosis and asthma along with others that can affect your blood and heart.
Blackstrap molasses is a good source of iron. About 5 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses contains 95% of your daily allowance of iron. You might not get the whole amount from this awesome cookie recipe but it adds to the count!
Bananas may be king when it comes to potassium, but blackstrap molasses is also packed with the stuff. Try mixing blackstrap molasses in with baked beans, or baked goods.
A spoonful straight can also give you a quick boost too. A childhood memory of a mouth full of sticky sweet molasses.. Thanks Mom! & a Big Happy Mother's Day to you Tomorrow!