Eggless healthy peanut butter cookies are made with applesauce for soft and chewy, guilt-free deliciousness!
Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies, Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Cups, and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are some of our favorite eggless treats along with these chewy Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies. Healthy can still be delicious!!
Eggless peanut butter cookies
Healthy does not mean it has to lack flavor, although oftentimes that is the case. When I am craving something sweet I want it to taste good! Having dietary restrictions is hard enough. That’s why I try to create delicious recipes that everyone can enjoy.
Cue the eggless desserts like my fave Healthier Chocolate Snack Cake. When I’m not eating chocolate, peanut butter is my next flavor of choice so I knew I wanted to create a version of my Peanut Butter Cookies that I couldn’t thoroughly enjoy.
I not only removed the eggs from the equation, I also substituted the oil with applesauce…another easy and healthy swap! The oats add to the chewy texture. These cookies are not only simple, but SO good! You won’t fill guilty indulging.
How to make healthy peanut butter cookies
PREP. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with a parchment or silicone liner.
DOUGH. Add the peanut butter, sugar, applesauce, and vanilla to a medium mixing bowl, and mix until combined. Add the oats to a food processor or blender and pulse for about 30 seconds, until crumbly. Lastly, add the oats, baking soda, and salt to the peanut butter mixture, and stir gently to combine.
BAKE. Scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, pressing each ball of dough down gently with a fork. Bake 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned.
These healthy and delicious peanut butter cookies are a dream come true! They are so quick and easy you can bake them up any time a craving strikes! Here are a few tips when making them:
- For gluten free cookies be sure the oats you are using aren’t processed in the same facility as gluten-containing grains.
- Make sure to use peanut butter that doesn’t contain honey to make these vegan friendly.
- For softer cookies, refrigerate your dough for about an hour before baking.
- Using dark brown sugar will give your cookies more of a caramel flavor.
- If using natural peanut butter, be sure to stir it very well before adding it in.
- Allow cookies that are fresh out of the oven to cool on the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
Freezing Cookie Dough
FREEZE. Cookie dough balls can be flash frozen on a parchment or wax paper lined baking tray until solid then stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
THAW. Thaw dough in the fridge overnight and bake as directed.
STORE leftover cookies at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in a Ziploc bag in the fridge for up to 5 days.
FREEZE leftover cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
For More healthy treats:
- Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
- Protein Balls
- No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars
- Healthy Pumpkin Donut Muffins
- 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip
Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 2 1/2 tablespoons applesauce
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with a parchment or silicone liner.
- Add the peanut butter, sugar, applesauce, and vanilla to a medium mixing bowl, and mix until combined. Add the oats to a food processor or blender and pulse for about 30 seconds, until crumbly. Add the oats, baking soda, and salt to the peanut butter mixture, and stir gently to combine.
- Scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, pressing each ball of dough down gently with a fork. Bake 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned.