With just a few easy steps and easy-to-find ingredients like oats, PB2 powder, coconut oil, and maple syrup, you can whip up a batch of these delicious healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies in no time. The fact that they’re only 90 calories per cookie is just the icing on the cake!
Let's make a quick batch of healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies! This simple healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies recipe using PB2 in the cookies, like these no-bake oatmeal cookies, and is the perfect tasty treat!
It's made without refined sugar and is full of additional nourishing ingredients like protein, oats, and coconut oil (or vegan butter). Plus it goes great with a fresh glass of homemade almond nut milk!
Why these oatmeal cookies with peanut butter are so great
- These PB2 cookies are soft with the perfect chewy cookie consistency in a delicious treats. Get ready for a delicious and nutritious treat that will make have you keeping these in the house often!
- These healthy oatmeal cookies are low fat! To keep the fat content lower in peanut butter oatmeal cookies use PBfit Peanut Butter Powder or PB2 Peanut Butter Powder which is all natural, vegan, gluten free and low in fat!
- Refined sugar-free! These cookies are also refined sugar-free so they keep blood sugar levels stable.
I eat 2-3 of these incredibly soft oatmeal cookies each morning and feel full until lunch. I even workout each morning after breakfast and school drop-off and have a protein shake but am still full until lunch.
My post workout protein shakes are just to help with building muscle and nutrients that have been depleted during weight lifting. Why am I telling you this - because these healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies help curb an appetite and can help support weight management.
- Dry ingredients of flour, grains, and leavening agents - old fashioned rolled oats gluten-free, peanut butter powder PBfit or PB2, gluten-free flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt
- Wet ingredients of sweeteners and binding elements in baking - maple syrup, eggs, coconut oil or vegan butter, vanilla
- optional additions - you can add almond slivers or chocolate chips in addition to this basic PB2 cookie recipe.
As always, see full recipe card below for quantities.
Oats and PB2 Powder Variations
- Oats - this recipe calls for rolled oats but you can also use quick cooking oats in the same quantity.
- Almond butter - Some individuals prefer almond flour or almond butter over peanut butter. Well guess what, they now make an almond butter powder that you can use in place of the peanut butter if you prefer. Try these oatmeal cookies with this almond butter powder for a variation.
See full recipe instructions in the recipe card below.
In a large bowl combine the wet ingredients. Add in the dry ingredients and mix to form the cookie dough.
To hold the cookies together I use coconut oil and let the dough set for about 30 minutes to moisten the oats. This process also allows the coconut oil to harden making the dough easier to roll into balls.
Once the dough has hardened roll it into 2-inch balls then smash them down to flatten keeping each peanut butter oatmeal cookie about 1 inch apart.
Bake the cookies in the oven on the center rack for 8-10 minutes. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Storing and Freezing Cookies
Make these cookies and let them cool completely and store them in an airtight container on the counter in a cool dry place for up to 3 days. Or in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up 5-7 days.
These healthy oat cookies freeze well too. Let the cookies cool then store them in a freezer bag and seal it completely with all the air removed. Store in the freezer for 2 months.
5 Health benefits of oats
- Oats help cut asthma in children.
- Oats aid to reducing cholesterol and blunting glycemic and insulin response.
- Oats contain help boost immunity with beta glucans which boost defenses of the immune system against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.
- Oats can help reduce the risk of type 2 Diabetes.
- Oats are packed with heart healthy dietary fiber to keep you full longer!
Oatmeal has 6 grams of protein per half a cup and peanut butter has about 7 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons. Eating 2-3 of these healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies provides about 6 grams of protein and fiber to help keep you full longer. They are great as a breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Oatmeal cookies can be extremely healthy as long as they are not filled with processed sugars and tons of unhealthy fats. They can contain protein and dietary fiber which is essential for heart health. We make our peanut butter oatmeal cookies with maple syrup, gluten-free flour, gluten-free oats, coconut oil or vegan butter. This combination without refined sugars and loads of butter makes them one healthy peanut butter cookie recipe!
Oatmeal and peanut butter are a tasty and healthy breakfast! It is packed with protein, dietary fiber, iron, vitamins, and minerals. Try this creamy combination with peanut butter drizzled on top in an Oatmeal Bake, Protein Oatmeal, and Peanut Butter Oatmeal.
More healthy oatmeal cookies recipes
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Granola Bars
- Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
- No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- Gluten-Free Zucchini Cookies
- Gluten-Free Monster Cookies
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cups
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Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (PB2 Cookies)
- Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- In a large mixing bowl add the maple syrup, eggs, butter, and vanilla and using an electric mixer mix until it is combined. Add in the oats, peanut butter powder, gluten-free flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt (optional to add almond slices or chocolate chips). Mix well and let the dough set for 10 minutes to 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Once the dough has set, use a cookie scop and scoop the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Then smash them down using your fingertips keeping each peanut butter oatmeal cookie about 1 inch apart still.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes and after they finish cooking and lightly golden brown. Let cool 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely. These cookies are soft and chewy.