Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Yesterday afternoon, I was craving cookies and in a baking mood, so I decided to search around for a semi-healthy cookie recipe using ingredients I had on hand. I found this recipe for flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies and decided to try it out. I modified it slightly to make a small batch of cookies.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies – Make approx. 9 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg whites.
  2. Add oats and baking soda to peanut butter mixture and stir well.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake approximately 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. Enjoy!

Per cookie: 86 calories

The texture of this cookie is slightly different from a regular cookie because it’s flourless, but they were delicious and cured my sweet cookie craving. They would also be great with chocolate chips, but sadly I didn’t have any.

Yesterday’s Evening Workout

  • Biggest Loser Stability Workout – 60 minutes
  • 5k Prep – 30 minutes

For yesterday’s 5k prep workout we ran for 25 minutes straight. I was a little surprised by this because the week before, we did run/walk intervals and this week we didn’t walk at all. I did run the whole 25 minutes, but I haven’t been wearing my calf sleeves lately, and my calves really started to bother me, as well as the bottom of my feet (no!!! not again!) Next week, I’ll be sure to wear my sleeves.

Today’s Workout

  • 3.05 miles treadmill
  • 10 minutes stretching

It wasn’t really feeling it this morning – it’s a rainy day and I’m tired – so I just ran/walked a slow 3 miles on the treadmill.

Post Workout Breakfast

My breakfast this morning was amazing – at least I think so. I made a peach oatmeal yogurt parfait

…but at the last-minute, I had the brilliant idea to crumble half of a peanut butter oatmeal cookie on top.

It was so delicious, almost like eating a dessert. I loved how the hint of peanut butter flavor really made this breakfast so appetizing.

Today, we’re off to middle school orientation!

Questions of the day:

  • If you have kids, when do they start school?
  • Have you ever made any delicious food combinations?
  • Favorite cookie?

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16 Comments

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16 Responses to Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Marlene

    Have you worn the compressive socks yet? I wear them every time I run.
    Favorite cookie, hmmmm that’s a tough one, it would probably be a ……no I can’t decide, I like so many:)

  2. My daughter starts back to school on August 27th. I was finding it hard to believe I am going to have a 2nd grader but middle school, YIKES, I don’t want that time to come. Too bad we can’t keep them little forever.

    By the way, we have the same tupperware containers:-)

    • I love those containers!   My kids start next week already – seems early this year. I am so nervous for middle school but my son is excited! Is your daughter excited for school?

  3. My kids start at various days. Jodi started yesterday. We take Kayla back to Bradley Saturday and Brendan starts 7th grade Monday! My favorite cookie is a recipe I found in Taste of home magazine. It’s called a Ranger cookie and it’s a cookie with oatmeal frosted rice krispies and coconut in them very chewy and yummy and not too sweet.

  4. Jenn

    I have made those cookies without the oats, I’ll have to try them with the oats sometime. It is the simplest cookie recipe, that’s for sure.
    I can’t believe Jacob is starting middle school. Remember his little blue baby glasses? He was so cute! My son started kindergarten yesterday. He was excited, I was not.

  5. Yay for small batch cookies! I love recipes that don’t leave me 3 million cookies. It’s better for my waistline. :)

    I don’t have kids, but I start teaching them exactly one week from today. Where did the summer go?!?

  6. Oh those cookies look delicous!! A parfait.. girl what happened to the smoothie? your getting closer though haha.

    Love a simple sugar cookie.. or even better mint ice cream sandwiched between 2 gooey chocolate chip cookies!!

  7. LOVE how simple and delicious these cookies look!

  8. YUM! I am more of a plain chocolate chip cookie kind-of girl. But not the cookies with too many chocolate chips because I don’t loveeee chocolate. I know right?!

  9. Those cookies look AWESOME!!! I nominated you for a Blog On Fire award!! http://katiedaisy921.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/blog-on-fire-award/

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