Healthy Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

by katerina on November 11, 2009

So I gave it away in the title, but you don’t have to tell people this cookie recipe is healthy. Sure these peanut butter oatmeal cookies have whole wheat flour, high fiber oats and less sugar then your average cookie but they are still delicious and satisfying. They actually make an excellent breakfast when paired with a cup of coffee.

If you wanted to make these peanut butter oatmeal cookies even healthier you could reduce the oil further, if you want something a little more decadent use non-natural peanut butter and add chocolate chips. Feel free to omit the coconut from the recipe if your family aren’t coconut fans but I think it makes them interesting and really works with the peanut butter in the cookie.

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Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

(24-30 cookies)

2/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup coconut
3C oats
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375F.    Beat together oil and peanut butter then beat in eggs, sugar and vanilla. Stir in coconut. In a separate bowl mix together oats, flour, powder, salt and soda.  Stir into peanut butter mixture but do not over mix.  Drop onto a baking sheet in 1 1/2 tablespoons round. Gently press to flatten and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool on a cooling rack, and don't spoil your dinner.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Total Time:25 minutes
Calories(approximate per serving): 180

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