Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch


2 dozen

Updated: Aug. 10, 2023
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


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Roll level tablespoons into balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets; flatten with a fork.
  2. Bake 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.