Lighter Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

Modified from a recipe already listed, making these cookies healthier and with less sugar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine margarine and peanut butter until smooth.
  2. Add egg and sugar until well blended.
  3. Add vanilla, salt and baking soda.
  4. Mix in rolled oats, wheat germ and flax seeds until well combined.
  5. Mix in whole wheat flour.
  6. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Flatten with a fork.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.


Most Helpful

These were very yummy! We skipped the flax and added 1 cup of whole wheat flour instead, they stuck together just fine this way (also used regular peanut butter).

Rene1980 February 10, 2009

Very, very crumbly and didn't hold together well. Tasted good, though, next time I might try it with all WW flour and see how that goes.

AnnieCooksaLot April 14, 2007

These were delicious! Although I have to admit I used regular brown sugar and regular peanut butter as that was all I had on hand. So they weren't al light as the recipe intended but they were still wholesome compared to regular cookie recipes. I also added in 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips and halved the recipe. It made exactly 2 dozen cookies. Great!!

AprilShowers April 05, 2007

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