Healthy Peanut Butter Power Cookies

These peanut butter power cookies are delicious but so packed with nutrition that they are healthy enough to eat as your breakfast or morning/afternoon snack.

In fact, I encourage it!

healthy peanut butter power cookies

Here’s a video showing just how easy they are to make!

Sweetened only with maple syrup, gluten free (with GF certified oats) and vegan, these cookies are peanut buttery and sweet without being too sweet, if you know what I mean.

And the texture is cookie-like, not cakey like a lot of healthy cookies, despite the addition of healthy fat from ground flaxseed.

healthy peanut butter power cookies

They are easy to throw together, too.

Simply mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet in another…

how to make healthy peanut butter cookies

Then combine!

healthy peanut butter cookies

When the batter is ready, place on a baking sheet and bake. 

12 to 15 minutes later and you will have some serious tastiness.

afternoon power cookies

Here’s the full recipe.  

Let me know how you like them!

Healthy Peanut Butter Power Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes Prep Time
Cook Time 12-15 minutes Cook Time
Total Time 10 mins Total Time


(12 cookies)

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (GF certified if needed)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup raisins (or other dried fruit)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients (oats through raisins).
  3. In another bowl, whisk together wet ingredients (maple syrup through vanilla).
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Drop the dough into 12 even mounds on a parchment paper/silicon mat-lined or greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake 12-15 minutes, until the cookies are just set in the center.


Love this recipe?

Here are a few similar healthy cookie recipes here on the blog that are perfect for breakfast/snacks, too:

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  1. 1

    Yum – my daughter would love to make these and we have all the ingredients on hand :)

  2. 2

    Yum! These look great. Would make the perfect mid-morning energy boost or preworkout snack!

  3. 3

    Yay for healthy peanut butter anything! And yay for Regan!

  4. 4

    How fun – happy birthday to Regan! These cookies sounds delicious and like the perfect pick-me-up. I love having peanut butter in the afternoon because it tastes like an indulgent treat, but it doesn’t have to be!

  5. 5

    Yum! If I don’t have almond flour could I sub in normal flour or something similar?

  6. 7

    Happy Birthday to Regan! What a lovely way to celebrate. Thanks for the yummy cookie recipe. :-)

  7. 8

    love the blog birthday party idea! and would also love to try that recipe. adding it to my list!

  8. 9

    I just gave my boys some breakfast cookies before preschool this morning and they loved them. We will be trying your version next! Pinned!
    Happy New Year. :)

  9. 10

    These look really good. And even better, easy to make!

  10. 11

    These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them.


  11. 12

    These look delicious Anne! I’ve decided to avoid sugar for a month so these will be great to make at some point soon. I pinned them and can’t wait to try. I hope your 2015 is off to a great start. xo

  12. 13

    Those cookies look amazing! Can’t wait to try out the recipe :)

  13. 14

    These cookies sound amazing, and I love how simple it is to make clean sweets. Also, the idea of using it as a birthday treat is fantastic…I would be over the moon to receive that instead of a cake!

    xx Jill

  14. 15

    YUM! I think I’ll be giving these a go in the next few days. Thanks Anne!

  15. 16

    Yum! These sound really great. Like a treat OR a snack. I love the combo of oats and PB :)

  16. 17

    Thanks again sweet friend for helping to make this the best First Anniversary of my 39th birthday I could imagine! :)

  17. 19

    YUMMY!!! I just made these and they are solo good! Matthes (boyfriend) was a bit suspicious at first but he loves them as well!


  18. 23

    Is there a substitute for the flax? My husband won’t eat flax because it contains phytoestrogens. Should I just leave it out?

  19. 26

    OMG! These are delicious! Even the batter is good.

  20. 27

    I don’t like maple. Do you think that agave syrup would work? These cookies look wonderful by the way!!

  21. 29
    Dana Longwell says

    just made these and they are awesome! batter was good too….

  22. 30

    Made these and they turned out very dry and crumbly. They looked nothing like your picture:/ Added some more moisture in it and still crumbly granola like… However, flavor was great!!!

  23. 32

    Made these, but with honey instead of maple syrup because I was out and they turned out great! Such a good flavour for having so many healthy ingredients. Thanks!

  24. 34

    Just made these and they are very tasty! I think I’ll be doubling the recipe and sharing with friends. Thanks for another fun and easy recipe!

  25. 35

    These were delicious! So simple to put together it was hardly work at all. Thanks for the recipe. I hope you don’t mind but I shared the recipe link on my blog so my followers could find you and your recipe. Thanks again! Delish!

  26. 37

    So easy. These came out “dry” like granola, but tasty! And you feel good about eating them. I subbed coconut flour for almond (hard to find) and almond butter for PB. I plan to make them again for my outdoor adventurous friends

  27. 38
    Michelle says

    Do you know what the calorie count is on these?

    • 39

      I don’t share nutritional information for my recipes because I’m not an advocate of calorie counting. If you’d like to calculate it for yourself, though, you could use – their site is good.

  28. 40

    These are easy and delicious. I make a batch every week to take along to the gym or as a snack at work. Sometimes I even double the recipe and have twice as much goodness to share that week!

  29. 42

    You had me at peanut butter! I think I have all the ingredients for these cookies. Can’t wait to try them tomorrow!

  30. 44

    Am keen to know calorie counts; it’s a shame you don’t include this kind of info. like other bloggers do. However, yes, muffins look lovely.

    • 45

      I work with clients using an approach called intuitive eating, so I advocate against counting calories and therefore don’t include that information with my recipes. If you’d like to calculate it yourself there are tons of websites where you can do so. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

  31. 46

    I made tham she today with my daughters and they were amazing! We used chocolate chips instead of raisins :-)

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