Made with just just 4 ingredients – bananas, oats, peanut butter and jelly, these PB & J Healthy Oatmeal Cookies are meant to eat warm right out of the oven for a fun spin on my 3-ingredient healthy cookie recipe.
I’m so addicted to making these cookies. Whenever my bananas are over-ripe, I whip up a batch which takes only minutes. These are best when the bananas are super ripe as their natural sweetness is what’s used to sweeten the cookies. Keep in mind they aren’t crisp like a dessert cookie. Instead these are moist and chewy and best eaten warm, right out of the oven. They are great as an afternoon snack or healthy enough to have for breakfast if you wish. You can easily make half the portion with just 1 banana if you want to make less.
I’ve made them with walnuts which tasted like banana bread, I’ve tried them with chocolate chips which so yummy! This time I decided to switch things up and see what happens if I add some chunky peanut butter to the batter and top them with reduced sugar jelly – yum!
PB & J Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup of uncooked quick oats*
- 2 tbsp chunk peanut butter, I like the texture
- 4 teaspoons reduced sugar jelly
- *Use gluten free oats such as Bob's Red Mill quick oats to make them gluten free.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a non-stick cookie sheet with cooking spray or use a Silpat.
- Combine the mashed bananas and peanut butter in a medium bowl.
- Add the oats and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Place batter by tablespoons (little more than level) on the cookie sheet, making an indent with the back of the measuring spoon. Repeat until you have 16 cookies.
- Bake 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and top each with 1/4 teaspoon jelly.
138 comments on “PB & J Healthy Oatmeal Cookies”
Very Yummy 😋
My sister makes – no sugar added apple butter. Since I had no jelly, so thought I’d try this. I was EXCELLENT. Thank you for an awesome cookie recipe.
Been looking for a recipe like this one! Will be baking these w/my granddaughter. Thanks Gina
I can’t wait to make these!! Can I store these at room temperature? If so, how and how long?
I am obsessed with these! So easy to make a half batch and eat as a healthy snack. If I have fresh berries, I add a few to the top before baking, and of course I put jam on top. I have also substituted mini chocolate chips instead of the jam, and that is yummy!
No, they are not crispy chewy cookies, but they are healthy and easy, and I love the soft texture.
Can you use regular oats in place of Quick oats for cookie recipe?
Will old fashioned oat work?
I was SUPER excited to try this recipe – after all, what’s sounds better than pb & j cookies?? Plus the recipe was the easiest thing ever.
BUT. . .they tasted like rubber. Maybe it was because I didn’t warm it up in the microwave, and this was a few days later?
I did try the jam on it, which was honestly the best part. A little disappointed, but that may just be my fault.
These are supposed to be eaten right away as I mention.
Awesome recipe and I added chia seeds to banana mixture for more nutritional value
What can I use in place of bananas.. I’m allergic
I love this recipe! Recently I made it substituting Eden brand Spelt Flakes for the oatmeal and currants for the jam. If you make a double batch, you can bake them, freeze them and have 2 or 3 heated 40 seconds in your microwave for breakfast.
This was amazing!! We all loved them!!
Could I use cashew , sunflower or almond butter you think??? Allergic to peanuts…i mite just give it a go lol hate to waste stuff tho lol
Like the sound of thises cookies and want to make them…However it says serving size is 2 cookies BUT it doesnt’ say how many cookies the recipe makes….Need to know the number of servings in order to know how many cookies it makes so I don’t eat too many ……
Recipe yields 8 servings. 🙂
Could I used peanut butter chips