Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, GF)


Well, I basically gave away the recipe in the title. I mean, three of the ingredients at least.

It’s hard to believe, but these delicious, Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies have only 4 ingredients total. They’re also gluten-free and vegan.

If all that isn’t exciting enough, they’re only 75 calories each. If blog posts had emojis, I would have inserted a grenade here — because your mind should be blown.


They’re pretty much the most amazing thing I’ve tasted this month — and I had fonuts twice in the past week.

My parents are visiting this weekend and they both love baked goods, so I thought I’d surprise them with some healthy cookies when they arrived. I googled “healthy cookies” and several three-ingredient recipes came up, including this one from Tone It Up.

My dad hates the taste of protein powder though and loves chocolate chips (well, who doesn’t really), so I modified the recipe to reflect that. I also added natural peanut butter, which resulted in the chewiest, tastiest little morsels ever.

So I guess you’re wondering what the fourth ingredient is? It shouldn’t come as a big surprise since I always bake with them, it’s bananas.

And that’s it – four simple, healthy ingredients that most people probably already have on hand.

Got 15 minutes? These could be in your belly.

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies



(makes 9 cookies)

1 C. Old Fashioned Oats

2 Ripe Bananas

1 T. Natural Peanut Butter (or nut butter of your choice)

1 oz. Vegan Chocolate Chips


1. Mash old bananas (yes, they can have brown spots) in a bowl.

2. Stir in the rest of the ingredients.

3. Mist cookie sheet with cooking spray and distribute batter into approx. 9 cookies.

4. Bake for 10 minutes at 350. Let cookies cool. Serve with almond milk!


Total Calories: about 75 each

Feel free to add your other favorite mix-ins like raisins, dried blueberries or cranberries and nuts.

I don’t know what else to say but…you’re welcome.

Have a sweet weekend!

Weigh In: What’s your favorite kind of cookie?


  1. These look amazing girl!
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  2. Oatmeal, pb and chocolate chips are three of my fav things so I know that I would love these cookies! They look and sound delicious for breakfast, snacktime or dessert! 🙂
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    • Whitney English says:

      I’ve eaten them at all hours of the day now so it’s safe to say they’re a multi-purpose snack!

  3. UH OH! These look addicting! 😉 😉
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  4. LOVE. Your photography is getting so good, lady! Makin’ mama proud.

  5. I’ve made these before. Aren’t they amazing! I like to add pb chips for some extra peanut butter goodness and I usually use crunchy peanut butter or add chopped nuts for a crunch!
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  6. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, cookies!!!!
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  7. These look legit. I love banana/oat cookie combos. They are SO simply, but SO good!!
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  8. I can already see myself making this and pairing some with a latte or cap for breakfast!

    White chocolate and macadamia will always have my heart though 😉
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  9. OMGoodness, these have the potential to ruin my plans to eat fewer cookies, but they look totally worth it! BA approved!
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  10. Those sound (and look) like cookies I could actually make – simple and tasty!!!
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