I love, love LOVE peanut butter and am often hard-pressed to find a healthy, low-fat (and easy) peanut butter recipe. These cookies definitely satisfy my peanut butter craving without making me feel guilty! I make a batch of these for breakfast each week (they're great with coffee.) To keep the fat and sugar content even lower I use Peanut Wonder peanut spread instead of creamy peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread with 2 tablespoons of applesauce in lieu of the canola oil, and Splenda brown sugar. Also, I use wheat bran instead of flax seeds because they're generally cheaper. Although I've never made the original recipe without these substitutions, I can say that the difference is probably marginal as these cookies are AWESOME and every time I bring them to work people ask me for them :) Love them!!!
This recipe originates from My Vegan Cookbook. http://www.myvegancookbook.com/recipes/recipe.php?id=10 The author fails to give credit. I don't remember giving permission to post it here. If you like this cookie go to myvegancookbook.com, there are other low fat cookie recipes there that are just as good as this one.
These cookies are delicious. I've made them several times, in fact I make them once a week for my husband's lunches. Healthier than anything you can buy. Only thing I substituted was Agave Syrup for the maple syrup as that's what I had on hand.
I loved these! I doubled the recipe because I am sending these overseas so I hope they travel well! I didn't have flax seeds so I used oat bran--with fingers crossed but it seemed to work fine! I also used rolled oats, sugar free syrup & vegetable oil. But I did use my hand mixer LOL! I did try a cookie & I enjoyed it very much. Am hoping these hearty, healthy cookies are enjoyed by my friends as well! thank you for sharing!!
YUM! These were very moist, chewy & tasty!! I, too, used 1/4c Splenda Brown Sugar instead of regular; also 1 Tbsp oil + 2 Tbsp applesauce (couldn't risk going applesauce like the other rater). I also used Sugar-Free Maple Syrup since it was in my cupboard. No after-taste noted. Will keep this one! I made 24 cookies though using Tablespoon (small scoop from Pampered Chef).
This peanut butter cookie recipe is awesome. Low fat and doesn't taste like it is. Great taste. I used splenda brown sugar and all applesauce no oil. They are terrific. Could not stop eating them.Thanks for a great recipe