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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

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Packed with peanut butter, flaxseed and oats, these Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies will give you an energy boost while satisfying your cookie craving!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 116kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips coarsely chopped, if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour, flaxseed, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, melt the butter. Stir in the peanut butter, and then the applesauce, honey, egg, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls and place on the prepared baking sheets. Use your fingers to gently flatten each cookie, as they won't flatten on their own during baking.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes, until set and barely golden. (If baking more than one pan at a time, be sure to rotate the pans halfway through the baking time.) Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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