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Healthy Dessert: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

If I had a whole case of cookies to pick from at a bakery, I'd be torn between my two faves — oatmeal and peanut butter. Now I don't have to choose with this recipe. Made with all natural crunchy peanut butter, whole wheat flour, and unsweetened shredded coconut these cookies are dairy-free. While I always say a cookie is still a cookie, these Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies are much healthier for you than the ever popular Do-Si-Dos, and they're subtly sweet chewy treats with a strong peanut butter flavor.

Find out how to make these satisfying little cookies when you

Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Cookies


2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup natural peanut butter (I use crunchy)
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
3 cups oats (I use half old fashioned, half quick oats)
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Beat together oil and peanut butter. Then add in eggs, sugar, and vanilla and beat until mixed. Stir in coconut.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together oats, flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir this into the peanut butter mixture.

  4. Drop onto a greased baking sheet in 1 1/2 tablespoons globs. Gently press to flatten and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a cooling rack, and don’t spoil your dinner.

Makes three and a half dozen cookies (42).

Serving Size 1 cookie
Calories 124
Total Fat 7.3 g
Sat. Fat 1.5 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Sodium 19 mg
Carbs 11.8 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Sugars 4.2 g
Protein 3.3 g

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stquinn stquinn 6 years 6 weeks
Hmm, applesauce may just make this recipe. I baked some this afternoon, while they were tasty, I did find them to be a bit on the greasy side. Thanks for the tip!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 6 years 7 weeks
Agree with katesl. I always substitute applesauce for vegetable oil and it's better IMO bc it's more moist. Tastes just as good, if not better.
katesl katesl 6 years 7 weeks
These look amazing! Perhaps substituting applesauce for the vegetable oil would bring the calorie count down, but I'm not sure how it would affect the structure of the cookie. I've substituted applesauce for oil in baked goods before and it's worked really well, everything turns out really moist
Asche Asche 6 years 8 weeks
Nutritionally, how do these compare to other cookies? 124 calories for one, small cookie seems high
kimmyk10 kimmyk10 6 years 8 weeks
Omg those look great!! I might actually make an attempt to cook just for these cookies :)
ayuninur ayuninur 6 years 8 weeks
thanks for the recipe!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years 8 weeks
these just mentally hit the spot. I'm on a coconut warpath right now followed closely with a need for pineapple.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years 8 weeks
These look really good. I may make these for the holidays.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 6 years 8 weeks
My mouth is watering!!! Must make these! :feedme:
runningesq runningesq 6 years 8 weeks