If you’re looking for a healthier version of peanut butter cookies then you’ve found it! These soft cookies taste amazing and are super satisfying too (they have much more of a ‘texture’ than regular biscuits!).
This recipe is easy to make and the cookies can be enjoyed guilt free thanks to the healthy ingredients.. the oats are low GI meaning they release their energy slowly and don’t spike blood sugar levels, butter is replaced with coconut oil, and sugar is replaced with xylitol/sweetener as well as maple syrup/honey (or in this recipe I actually used a calorie-free syrup .. check out my product review for more information!). I also show you how to use PPB (Powdered Peanut Butter) instead of regular peanut butter to save even more calories!
If you fancy making these cookies simply watch the video above and check out the ingredients and method below (I forgot to mention the salt in the video.. oops!!).
This recipe was inspired by Jenna Zoe of Foods to Love.[ingredients]
*you can make your own oat flour by blending rolled oats in a blender or can buy it from Bulk Powders.
**I used xylitol but if you use sweetener e.g. stevia it will weigh less & may taste sweeter – therefore sweeten to taste, I would 1/8 cup (2 tbsp) initially to the dough, adding more if needed!
****I used PPB to reduce the calorie and fat content of the cookies.. if you use regular maple syrup & peanut butter the cookies are 104 calories each, instead of 67 calories each.
P.S In the original recipe Jenna flattened the cookies between her palms, having rolled them into a ball and then using the back of a teaspoon (I used 1/4 tsp measuring spoon) pressed a small well in to the middle.. after baking for 10 minutes she then spooned a little jam into the cookie well and baked for another 5 minutes. Hey presto, peanut butter & ‘jelly’ cookies! YUM 🙂
*This recipe was filmed in collaboration with Hale Naturals. I do not the promote products featured more than others that I have not featured. This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer page for more information.