These Healthy Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are made with just a few whole ingredients making them gluten-free and vegan. Whether you call these No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies or Peanut Butter No Bakes, this is a healthier recipe for a cookie classic!
Happy Friday team! I’ve been savoring these healthy peanut butter cookies for a couple of weeks now because I decided they needed to be tested like 6 times. The more you test, the more cookies I get to eat…AmIRight? I feel like peanut butter no bakes are an American classic. Have you ever researched exactly what is in the original peanut butter no bake cookies recipe?
Classic Peanut Butter No Bakes
These no bake peanut butter oatmeal cookies have NEITHER. The basis is my recipe is rolled oats, crunchy peanuts, and all-natural peanut butter bound together with a mixture of brown rice syrup and honey. No butter. No white sugar needed.
Today I’m partnering with my favorite peanut company- PLANTERS! It’s no lie that I’m obsessed with all things peanut and peanut butter. I mean, look at my Instagram.
What I love most about these healthy peanut butter cookies is that there’s 5g of protein per cookie! You can thank the peanut for this. Per ever 1 oz. serving of peanuts, there’s 6g of protein jam packed in there. I also love the fact that the only grain you need is rolled oats. No flour involved. Oh and most of all- that YOU DON’T HAVE TO BAKE THEM because there are no eggs. That’s right, this recipe is 100% vegan and also gluten free. WOOT!
I personally like to store these bad boys in the freezer. To freeze, all you have to do is line the cookies on a cookie sheet. Freeze for about an hour and then transfer into a freezer-safe gallon-size bag and you’re good to go. I pretty much keep a running bag of goodies in my freezer at all times.
I MEAN, WHAT IF THERE’S AN APOCALYPSE?
Healthy Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
- 1.5 cups rolled oatmeal
- 1/2 cup Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts chopped
- 1/2 cup peanut butter drippy (check out FFF's homemade peanut butter recipe)
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- sea salt to taste
- optional: 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until you've created your cookie dough.
- Use a cookie scooper to scoop out about 2 tablespoons-worth of dough. Roll between your palms until you've created a ball and then slightly flatten to create your cookie.
- Optional: melt dark chocolate chips and drizzle over cookies.
- Place cookies on a cookie sheet and freeze until ready to serve.
Tips & Notes
**Nutritional information does not include dark chocolate.
Check out my other recipes featuring Planters Peanuts —> How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter & Thai Peanut Chicken Salad.
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- Double Chocolate Protein Buckeyes
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- Peanut Butter Protein Bars
This post is sponsored by Planters Peanuts. I was compensated an all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting Fit Foodie Finds and my love for all things PEANUTS.
I made these on Monday and have been enjoying them all week : ) It’s so nice to know I have a yummy treat waiting in the freezer for me when I get home from working with Kindergartener’s all day. Thank you for your wonderful recipes.
Absolutely! This is one of my favorite recipes to keep in the freezer 😀
You had me at the title. Swoon.
Oh myyyyyyyy. I’d go crazy recipe testing any day, but we just recently got our house cleaned so we have to keep baking to a minimum, unfortunately 🙁
And if you need any extra mouths to eliminate the leftovers, LEMME KNOW :DDDDD
“The more you test, the more cookies I get to eat…” 100% YES!! I am totally on board with that! Especially when it comes to PB… And cookies… I’m obsessed with Planters and always keep a jar in my pantry for quick & easy snacking. But adding them to no-bake cookies?? Especially when it’s 100°F+ outside right now?? Pure genius!
These cookies look so good and I don’t have to heat up the kitchen!
These cookies contain all the things I love! Perfect for breakfast? I think so 😉
My thoughts exactly 😛
I love any kind of combo that includes peanut butter and oats and chocolate. And no bake makes it even better. Those things should freeze well! Yum!
They freeze extremely well!
This sounds like a great recipe for those hot summer days when it’s too hot to turn on the oven but you still want to do some baking.
Exactly! Don’t let that heat prevent you from cookin’ in the kitch! AMIRIGHT?
ALL about the no-bake stuff lately, this muggy weather has been brutal! Love the double peanut butter goodness from the nuts AND the nut butter. You know the way to my heart! 😉
We’ve got some MAJOR humidity here in the midwest. Like holy bajezuz.
These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them 🙂
Are the syrups (honey included) necessary for this recipe. I’m looking forward to trying these out, but would like to make a ‘non-sweet’ version, flavoured only by the peanut butter? I guess the sticky stuff is necessary to bind the ingredients, however… Would there be a suitable alternative to make these not taste very sweet at all?
Hi Jasper! Unfortunately the brown rice syrup is necessary to bind and hold everything together. Essentially what you could do is throw peanut butter and oats in a food processor and create more of a cookie dough. That will for sure hold. You can add a little water and that should do the trick!
I remember that glass peanut jar…Brings back memories when I was little! SO GOOD and cookies with peanuts and PB…YES PLEASE! Happy Friday Friend! XOXO
You too LOVE!