If you are craving something sweet, you will need to try these healthy peanut butter cookies. They use oats instead of flour and are so delicious to eat.
I have wanted all the sweet things lately, so why not make a healthier option for myself since I am craving them so much?
The first round of these cookies were terrible. They were dry and didn’t taste anything like a peanut butter cookie should.
I hated wasting the first round of cookies, but I learned so much while I tried to come up with a healthier version of the peanut butter cookie.
This version of the healthy peanut butter cookies are amazing. Like I said before, I learned a lot from my first fail. These cookies are moist, flavorful and oh so peanut-y.
I can’t get enough of them right now. I have already had 4 cookies and I’ll probably have 4 more by the end of the day. Oops!
The sweet tooth cravings are real, people. And they are something I really am struggling with. That’s why I love these healthy desserts. These cookies are healthier than the traditional peanut butter cookie.
FAQs about this recipe
Brown sugar is used in baking for things that are more moist and dense, like cookies.
White sugar is used in baking for things that need to rise, like meringues, mousses or fluffy baked goods.
Brown sugar is actually white sugar with molasses. So there are no real health benefits to using brown sugar over white sugar.
However, in baking, there are differences between the 2 types of sugar.
It doesn’t matter what type you use. I used creamy peanut butter, but you can also substitute another peanut butter alternative instead. I try to find peanut butter that has no added sugar and doesn’t use palm oil. Aldi sell a good one.
There are no known health benefits of honey. It is generally used as a sweetener in baking because it is naturally sweetened.
To make this recipe vegan, substitute flax eggs (2 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 5 tablespoons of water) for the eggs, and use maple syrup instead of honey. Allow the flax egg mixture to sit for 5 minutes before adding it to the cookie dough.
You can substitute almond, cashew, or sunflower seed butter for the peanut butter in this recipe.
Note: the “dough” will look fairly wet, but the cookies cook up nicely and get golden brown.
Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon water
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients into a “dough”. Spoon out onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Hello Lisa – I believe the serving size is 2 cookies, and the calories are for 2 cookies.
Are the calories for one cookie? What is the serving size?
They are delicious! And protein packed with the peanut butter. You probably could make them even healthier, but through recipe testing, this recipe was the best batch.
These look so good and would be awesome to have in my back pocket for when the kiddo asks for a cookie!! He’d be eating healthier without even knowing it! Will definitely be checking these out.