Mega Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies
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These cookies have an almost melt-in-your-mouth quality to them and the flavor of the coconut oil is divine.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: About 20 cookies
  • ½ cup solidified coconut oil (do not melt it first!)
  • ⅓ cup honey (you can add a little more if you prefer them sweeter)
  • ½ cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ (keep refrigerated)
  • 2 tablespoons oat bran (keep refrigerated)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds (keep refrigerated)
  • ½ cup peanut butter or chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, cream the solidified coconut oil, honey and peanut butter together until smooth and creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat for another minute.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Stir in the wheat germ, oat bran, and flax seeds.
  4. Gently stir the flour mixture into the peanut butter mixture, stirring just until combined. If using, stir in the peanut butter or chocolate chips.
  5. Form the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Press down on each ball with a fork to create a criss-cross pattern.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe by The Daring Gourmet at