If you’re looking for the perfect afternoon treat – minus the guilt, give these peanut butter cookies a go.
They’re easy to make, chewy, healthy and very filling. Whenever I want to indulge and feel like eating something out of the ordinary, these peanut butter cookie recipe is my go-to.
You can eat them for snacks, breakfast or add one or two to your lunch in the afternoon.
Lets take a look at how to make these delicious and chewy cookies!
Is This Peanut Butter Cookies Healthy?
These cookies contains no refined sugar or butter which makes them healthier than most traditional cookies you’ll find in stores or online.
It uses wholesome ingredients like whole grain oats, natural peanut butter and maple syrup! Because these cookies are made with whole foods it is automatically healthier for you than most cookies you’ve eaten before.
First time I tasted one of these great cookies it just melted in my mouth and the taste of peanut butter took over. They’re soft on the inside and chewy.
I absolutely love this peanut butter recipe. It’s so simple and makes absolutely delicious cookies!
The Best Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
I don’t mean to be controversial but I honestly think these peanut butter cookies are the best cookies I’ve ever had.
Made with minimal ingredients using mostly whole foods, and very soft on the inside. They’re the real deal. Seriously!
When you look up the recipe for cookies online, it mostly contains chocolate chips, excessive sugar, butter and far too much ingredients for it to be considered healthy.
These peanut butter cookies are made with just the essential 3 ingredients without sacrificing the taste and quality. The creamy peanut butter used makes it taste even better than traditional cookies with chocolate chips.
Using only healthy ingredients, these cookies are low in sugar, high in protein and very filling.
You can have them with milk for breakfast or enjoy one or two for snacks in the afternoon!
Are These Cookies Suitable For Vegans?
These soft peanut butter cookies are perfectly suitable for you if you’re a vegan. Unlike the traditional cookies recipe that uses eggs and butter, it wasn’t needed for this chewy cookies.
With as little as 3 ingredients, you can make these soft cookies even without the coconut oil if you want to keep it oil-free.
As cookies go though, these soft peanut butter cookies are packed with important nutrients such as fibre, protein and healthy fats that’ll benefit you as a vegan. And they’re gluten free!
Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients
These cookies are really chewy and soft on the inside. Even though the coconut oil made the cookies softer on the inside, it also increased the overall calories on the cookies.
If you want to keep the calories of these classic peanut butter cookies down, you can just make them without using coconut oil. It still works!
- Peanut butter: Peanuts are a great source of healthy fats and using natural peanut butter in this recipe is what brings these cookies together.
Although, nuts are very high in calories, peanut butter is healthy for you when eaten in moderation and rich in essential nutrients, including protein and magnesium.
- Maple syrup: When I have the option to choose a sweetener for baked goods, I always go with maple syrup. They’re slightly healthier for you than refined sugar and lower in calories than honey. The amount of maple syrup used in this cookies are not too much
- Oats: To thicken the cookies I used Bob’s Red Mill old fashioned oats and blended them into flour. These oats are whole grain and a source of protein and fibre. It increases the satiety of these peanut butter cookies.
- Coconut oil: The use of coconut oil in this recipe is optional. I used coconut oil to soften the cookies and they came out perfectly soft on the inside.
Peanut Butter CookiesCourse: Egg Free, High Protein, Recipes, VeganCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
These cookies contains no refined sugar or butter which makes them healthier than most traditional cookies you’ll find in stores or online. It uses wholesome ingredients like whole grain oats, peanut butter and maple syrup.
200g Peanut butter
3tbsp Maple syrup
20g or 1tbsp Coconut Oil, melted (optional)
- Blend your old fashioned oats and set aside. Place peanut butter in a large bowl and pour in the maple syrup.
- Stir thoroughly to combine well. Then pour in the oat flour and stir again.
- If you want to soften your cookies, add in your melted coconut oil and stir to combine in the same bowl.
- Measure the whole contents on the cookie dough, mine was 350g, and I divided it by 10 = 35g per cookie. (check the recipe video)
- Then form each cookie dough into a ball. Press down the cookie dough with a fork and do the same for every cookie dough.
- Preheat the oven on 150c (300F) for 5mins. Bake for 15mins or until it’s golden brown.
- Once baked, let it cool down for 30mins. Then store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated and consumed within a week.
- Using Coconut Oil: Even though the coconut oil is optional, I used it in this recipe. Also, the nutrition breakdown includes the use of the coconut oil amount stated in the ingredients list above.
- Nutritional Breakdown: If you use the same ingredients from a different brand, the overall macronutrients will be slightly different. But if you follow the steps above to bake the cookies, and use a meal planner like MyFitnessPal to input your recipe, you should come to a similar macronutrient breakdown.
10 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories182
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
- Sugars 5.1g
- Protein 6.6g 14%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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As mentioned earlier, cookies doesn’t have to be filled with white sugar, butter, or chocolate chips to be enjoyed.
These classic peanut butter cookies are absolutely delicious and are the perfect snack to enjoy on a sunny afternoon while taking a break from work. If you’d like more healthy recipes, make this double chocolate smoothie bowl next!
Will you make these peanut butter cookies? Tell me in the comments!
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