Lower Fat Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I worked on The Best Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies to lower the fat and increase the healthfulness, They turned out nice - you could eat them for breakfast and not feel guilty. Note: Food process 1-1/4 cups or quick oats to make 1 cup oat flour (ingredient below).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. In a mixing bowl, add butter, shortening, sugars, honey, and peanut butter. Use the whisk attachment and mix/beat well,.
  2. 2. Add egg and vanilla and whip until fluffy.
  3. 3. Whisk together wheat flour, oat flour, baking soda, and salt. Add slowly to wet ingredients until just incorporated.
  4. 4. Use a spatula and incorporate the quick oats.
  5. 5. The dough will be slighly sticky. Refrigerate for an hour to make it handle more easily.
  6. 6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. 7. Roll into about 30-36 balls and bake for approx 12-15 minutes - they can brown nicely and still not become crispy.
Most Helpful

These cookie are excellent. They taste better than a full fat/sugary version. Great flavor with a nice undertone of honey. Texture is smoother than a typically oatmeal cookie, not too dry or moist. Delicious!

runningwild69 October 27, 2009

I'm sure the cookies are delicious, but to label this recipe 'low fat' is misleading - it's 13% fat and most of that is saturated. Each one is 160 calories! Two would equal two eggs with two slices of toast. NOT guilt free exactly...

abai13 January 28, 2010