This Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe has no Fat and Very little Sugar
I love peanut butter and I love oatmeal, but putting them into a cookie can make otherwise good for you ingredients not so great for your diet (or waist line) I adjusted my normal recipe to lighten it up a bit and now this peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipe is one of my favorite healthy cookie treats.
The recipe has no oil and uses mashed bananas and applesauce to replace this. The sweetener is only 2 tbsp of healthy maple syrup and all of the other ingredients are those that are healthy too.
This cookie is more savory than sweet since there is very little sweetener but it is hearty and delicious. The dark chocolate chips add just the touch of “sinfulness” to the recipe.
There is nothing healthy looking about this cookie either, so the family will be reaching into the cookie jar for more. For more healthy recipes, be sure to visit my page on Facebook.
- 2 ripe bananas mashed
- ⅓ cup of peanut butter
- ⅔ cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp of maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- dash of ground cloves
- dash of nutmeg
- 2 cups of old fashioned oats
- ½ cup of whole wheat pastry flour
- ¼ cup of walnuts
- ½ cup of dark chocolate bits
- extra chocolate chips for the top of the cookies.
- ¼ cup of shredded coconut
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix together the bananas,peanut butter, applesauce, vanilla, spices and maple syrup. Add the whole wheat pastry flour. Fold in the oats, chocolate chips, and coconut. Stir until well combined.
- Put rounded 2 tablespoons of the cookie mixture onto the parchment paper. Add a few extra chocolate chips to the top.
- Bake for about 12- 13 minutes and allow to cool. Store in an air tight container.