Recipe: Hunger Busting Peanut Butter Cookies

Dessert Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

These nutty oatmeal cookies are chewy and moist! Each cookie has a good balance of protein and fiber, which will ensure that you not only satisfy your sweet-tooth, but also keep it satisfied without the need to overeat! Peanuts and peanut butter are a great source of monounsaturated fat and other nutrients shown to promote heart health. Natural peanut butter is best because it does not contain the added sugar, corn syrup, or oil that regular peanut butter can contain.

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Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 24 serving(s)


  • 3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together yogurt, peanut butter, and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla extract, and continue whisking until combined.
  3. In another mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and stir until all is combined.
  5. Spoon 1/4 cup sized mounds of the dough onto cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart. Press each cookie down lightly to flatten.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes before cooling on a wire rack at least 10 minutes. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories: 191

Protein: 6 gram(s)

Fat: 7 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 26 gram(s)

Fiber: 3 gram(s)

Sugar: 9 gram(s)

Recipe Cuisine: American

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