Peanut Butter Oat Bran Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

This recipe was on a box of "Hodgson Mill Oat Bran Cereal". What wonderful cookies! Chewy, filling, high fiber...and oat to boot. Lower cholesterol here we come. I also used 1/4 cup applesauce for 1/4 cup margarine to lower fat. They were super easy to mix and are sturdy enough to travel well (I mailed some to an avid fan!). Hope you enjoy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix melted margarine with sugars.
  3. Add egg (or whites); mix well.
  4. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  5. Add remaining dry ingredients; mix well.
  6. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.


Most Helpful

Quick and easy, but a little crumbly. I used 1/2 cup Splenda and 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar blend. Next time I will cut down the oat bran a little.

FnE November 03, 2011

These have become a staple "not so naughty" cookie around here. I used BARELY 3/4 cup brown sugar instead of the mixture of 1/2 each brown and white, and they turned out perfectly sweet. I used butter in place of margarine, and instead of AP flour I used oat flour. (To make it, I put some old fashioned rolled oats in a food processor and blended them as finely as I could.) It probably made them slightly more crumbly but I love the way they came out!

FoodieJunkie April 18, 2008

I really loved these cookies. Some modifications. I used canola oil instead of melted margarine. I skipped white sugar and increased the amount of brown sugar a little. I don't like too-sweet cookies, so I decided to go down on the sugar. While I was mixing the batch, I realized it's lacking the moisture, so after adding 1-1/2 cup of oat bran, I watched the mixture to see how much I wanted to add the flour. I added only 1/4 cup of all purpose flour. They came out of oven very inviting. I brew coffee and had 2 cookies. Wow. What a treat!<br/>I am going to try barley flour or flax seeds instead of all purpose flour.

yuzumuffin June 06, 2013

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