Oatmeal PB&J Cookies

You know how I know when a recipe is good? When I use my own blog to make the recipe again :)

The hubby walked by me in the kitchen tonight as said, “Are you using a recipe off your own blog?” And I said, “Heck yes I am!”

I made another batch of these Cranberry Corn Muffins tonight because I noticed that I had 3 bags of cranberries in the freezer. I used the same recipe, except I used a container of plain Greek yogurt instead of the oil. They turned out great!

After dinner, I was craving a cookie. Ok actually, I’m craving frozen yogurt. I have been for about 3 weeks. The hubby doesn’t like to eat ice cream in the winter. This consequently decreases my intake as well. It’s a bummer. Anyways, I knew the frozen yogurt wasn’t happening tonight so I decided to whip up a batch of cookies. I wanted to make something  a little different so I started my search for a healthy peanut butter cookie recipe with oats. Easier said than done.

I finally came across this one by Tina @ Carrots & Cake and decided that with a few changes it might work.

Here’s what to do:

Mix the peanut butter and butter. Then add in the egg and sugar.

Mix in the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Then, most importantly, the chocolate chips!

I used my handy dandy cookie scoop to get the dough, but it was a little crumbly so I used my hands to push each ball together more firmly. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. After five minutes, use a fork to smash each cookie down a little bit.

Like I said, they’re a little crumbly. What does that mean…anyone? I need more liquid?

I did a little taste test and they were pretty good, but they were missing something. Then I remembered these cookies from Jessica @ How Sweet. They were on my Christmas baking list and never got made. So, I added some strawberry jam to one of my cookies and it was perfect!

My only advice is to only put the jam on right before you eat the cookie. I don’t think they’d store well all covered in jam :)


Oatmeal PB&J Cookie

1/4 c butter, softened
1 c peanut butter
1/4 c white sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 c whole wheat flour
1 1/4 c oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 c chocolate chips
your favorite fruit jam

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Beat butter and peanut butter until combined.
3. Add the egg, sugar and brown sugar and mix well.
4. Gently mix in the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
6. Drop by rounded spoonful onto greased baking sheet or silpat. Use your hands to pack the dough together if necessary.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. After five minutes, use the back of a fork to flatten each cookie.
8. Let cookies cool and when ready to eat, top with your favorite flavor of jam.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies


So tell me, what’s your favorite cookie recipe? Feel free to leave links for me. I’m always looking for new ones!


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Sometimes I have to reference my own blog for a recipe too! It’s quite convenient if I do say so myself!

  2. dang girl, the cookies look delicious! i love monster cookies – my sister and i make them with mini chocolate chips, m&m’s, oats, pb, raisins…. probably other things thrown in too. so good!

  3. They look yummy and what a great idea with the jam! I will have to try that next time!

  4. Okay, you’ve once again sucked me in on this one! These look really good and that’s such a good idea to put a dab of jelly on the top! Sweet!

  5. What fun cookies – they sound so tasty and a little on the addicting side.. :)

  6. PBJ and oatmeal and cookies? Great combo!

  7. I love using my blog to pull up a recipe! I love having my own online cookbook!

    These cookies look great! My favorite cookies are a oatmeal raisin cranberry chocolate chip cookie that I make. Which reminds me that I need to make them again soon!

  8. Wow, anything pb&j oriented works for me! These look great! I also do the same thing and look up my own blog recipes all the time. My husband gets such a kick out of it!

  9. These look awesome. I’ve been craving cooking lately. I might need to make them!


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