These Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are packed with healthy fats from nuts and seeds and fiber from oats and whole wheat flour. The perfect way to satisfy your dessert craving!
Let’s talk cookies today, shall we? Sometimes you just need a good cookie…am I right?! I’m all for indulging in more “traditional” cookies every once and while. But I also like playing around with recipes and trying to make them healthier.
With the big surgery tomorrow, a batch of cookies seemed pretty much necessary to me. Yes- I am a stress-baker.
I’ve also made these with Greek yogurt instead of butter. It’s pretty amazing how differently they turn out- the yogurt batch is much more moist and cake-like. I stored my yogurt batch in a tupperware with the lid not sealed- otherwise they’re too moist and they’ll get moldy. You could also store them in the fridge. With the butter version you don’t have to worry about it.
Here’s the recipe:
Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
A tasty oatmeal cookie that's lower in sugar and full of healthy add-ins!
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter *
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
- 11/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, melt the butter and peanut butter. Stir well to combine.
- Add the sugar, vanilla and eggs and mix well.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir until just mixed.
- Drop onto greased cookie sheet and flatten with fork (if desired).
- Bake for 9-10 minutes.
Like I mentioned in the notes, this recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies. If you make them mini, you’ll get about 3 dozen. That’s what I did here.
The batch pictured above used Greek yogurt. Can you see the texture difference?! This is also the batch I made mini…because FACT- if you make cookies mini, you can eat more of them.
If you don’t smash them with a fork before baking, they’ll just be very tall and rounded. I typically prefer them flatter so I like to smash them. Plus it’s fun!
That’s pretty much all I have to say about these. You guys know how I feel about photographing cookies- less picture taking- more eating!