Thursday, November 18, 2010

Peanut Butter Honey Oat Cookies

If you are looking for a sweet treat you can enjoy without feeling too guilty - give these little gems a try. They are chock full of good for you ingredients: oats, peanut butter and honey. They also come together in a snap and go great with a cup of coffee, tea, or milk. They sure pleased the cookie monster in our household, and I'm willing to bet you and your loved ones would like them too!

Peanut Butter Honey Oat Cookies
1 C. Natural, Creamy Peanut Butter (the kind with peanuts as the only ingredient)
2/3 C. Honey
1 Egg, beaten
1 t. Baking Soda
1/2 t. Salt (omit if using peanut butter that contains salt)
1 C. Oats
Coarse Sugar (optional)

1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

2) Cream together the peanut butter, honey, egg, baking soda and salt. Stir in the oats.

3) Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls (if desired, roll the dough balls in sugar - this creates a nice crunchy crust).

4) Place the dough balls on the lined baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown.

Munch away!

As usual, I've also included this post as part of several weekly recipe sharing events: Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays , Making Monday Marvelous, Just Something I Whipped Up, My Meatless Mondays, Just Another Meatless Monday, Slightly Induglent Tuesday, Tempt my Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays , Tuesdays at the Table, Real Food Wednesdays, Friday Foodie, Family Food Fridays, and Friday Favorites. Check out all the great recipes other bloggers have contributed!

I've also linked this recipe to another really fantastic recipe sharing event - a Gluten Free Holiday. This event was organized by Amy at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, it will take place every Thursday in November and December, with different themes each week, and different bloggers hosting each week. This week's theme is "Gifts of Good Taste" and it is being hosted by Alta of Tasty Eats at Home. Cookies always make a great gift - I mean who doesn't like cookies? For gifting, you can jazz these babies up a bit by drizzling them melted white and/or dark chocolate! Head over to Alta's blog for tons of other great edible gift ideas!

Update: I submitted this recipe to the culinary smackdown challenge for March 2011. The theme is cookies, so be sure to head over to Amy's blog U Try it to see the dozens of other sweet treats!


  1. yum! these look like a great recipe for a "healthy" but delicious cookie:-)

  2. Thanks Lauren - as far as cookies go, these are pretty high on the healthy spectrum. If you try the recipe, please let me know if you like them!

  3. I have all of the ingredients, so I will definitely try these. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Lisa - Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like them!

  5. You can't go wrong with a cookie that has peanut butter. Sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to try it out.

  6. Boy, these sure look simple. I love oats in cookies. Never thought about putting them in a peanut butter cookie though. I always make the traditional boring version. This recipe is going on my list for next time.

    I have to give a shout out to natural peanut butter. Again, something so simple. Peanut butter doesn't have to consist of anything but peanuts. No added sugar or preservatives, just peanuts. We started buying natural peanut butter from our local food coop a few years ago. They have machines to grind a fresh jar at the store. Love it! We'll never go back to the other kind.

    Anyway, I'm bookmarking this. Thanks for linking to Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays!

    ♥ Rebecca Jean
    Midnight Maniac

  7. These sound and look so great! For gluten free holiday, though, would you mind making a note that gluten free oats must be used? Thank you and have a wonderful holiday!

  8. That is one delicious looking cookie! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

  9. Thank you for participating the Smackdown Battle. Best of luck to you. These peanut butter honey oat cookies sound delicious with a healthy touch. Wonderful choice to submit these cookies for the contest.

    If you haven't done so, please sign up as a follower on my blog so you won't miss out on the winner announcement and new posts. Have a wonderful day!


  10. These were amazing! We didn't use the sugar for the top but followed the other steps. Thank you so much for this yummy recipe!

  11. Good recipe! I altered it a bit and used a flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water), used a little less honey and added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and vanilla. Also I had to adjust the cooking time to 6-7 minutes.