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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

Only four ingredients and one bowl are needed for these healthy peanut butter cookies. If you want to make this recipe gluten free, make sure the oat bran was made in a certified gluten-free facility. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 large egg, room temperature, beaten
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Roll level tablespoons into balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets; flatten with a fork.
  • Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies Tips

Can you use natural peanut butter in cookies?

Yes, you can use natural peanut butter in cookies. However, you will notice slight differences in taste and texture compared to traditional creamy peanut butter.

What can I substitute to make peanut butter cookies healthy?

To make peanut butter cookies healthier, you can find substitutes for ingredients like flour and sugar. For this peanut butter cookie recipe, we used oat bran in place of flour and maple syrup instead of sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 78 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Christine
    Sep 21, 2020

    delicious and <a href="">healthy cookie recipes</a>! my kids love it!

  • Sandra
    Apr 27, 2020

    Can I use natural peanut butter or will the consistency be too runny?

  • Susan
    Apr 25, 2020

    Hi.......I just mixed the four ingredients listed and there is too much liquid to be able to make balls......was there something left off the list of ingredients ? I cannot roll balls to cook as it is too liquid.

  • 1
    Apr 25, 2020

    Can I use regular oats to replace oat bran? Or flour? What are some alternatives for oat bran?

  • Earlyne
    Apr 6, 2020

    Hey everyone, just made these cookies today and they are delicious! Seriously, I’ve made other PB cookies before that had very few Ingredients ( to half as good as these) so thanks for posting them. I urge y’all to try them easy peasy. During this isolation time it’s good to be in the kitchen baking.

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    Mar 20, 2020

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  • mawlf5
    Mar 8, 2020

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    Mar 8, 2020

    To be a healthy treat these cookies were quite delicious and easy to make. The best part they didn't require any dough chilling. They also make a great snack to munch on!