Peanut Butter Oat Bran Cookies with Sunflower Seeds and Coconut

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So I was meeting with a client this morning that mentioned she made some oat bran peanut butter cookies that tasted really great.  Hmmmm…oat bran is a great source of soluble fiber which is helpful in lowing blood cholesterol and anything with peanut butter has my name on it…so… since I had about and hour between clients, I buzzed home and started to whip together my version of peanut butter oat bran cookies. I am a bit impulsive like that.

My client used the Hodgson Mill recipe found here.  I tweaked it a bit–as I have been known to do.

First, I gathered my ingredients.

I mixed them up.

I scooped a small amount of dough–just a measuring tablespoon full and placed it on my parchment lined cookie sheet.

I saved some extra dough for later.  I placed it in a ziplock bag to freeze with the date on it.

No need to make a HUGE batch of cookies that I will gobble ALL up at once. Yes, I have been known to do that.

I also reserved some of the dough to add some dark chocolate chips to… {Russ always says, “add chocolate chips to this recipe next time.”}….so I beat him to the punch.

I even used a bit of dough to see if it could be used as a tart shell…and yes, it came out great.

Then I rushed back to my office for my next 3 clients.

I do love that I have an office space just minutes from home.

When I returned home from working I ate about 8 ‘mini’ cookies.

If the cookies are mini, they don’t count right?

So….if you want to make your cholesterol cringe and enjoy a tasty Peanut-y Glob of Goodness, try this recipe out…Peanut Butter Oat Bran Cookies with Sunflower Seeds and Coconut (and perhaps chocolate chips if you so desire)!

FODMAPs peeps–this is a nice high fiber cookie that I made with gluten free flour.  A great low FODMAP GF flour blend is King Arthur Flour gluten free multi-purpose flour as it is free of soy and bean flours. 


14 replies on “Peanut Butter Oat Bran Cookies with Sunflower Seeds and Coconut

    • katescarlata

      Of course, Beth. I ended up making another batch with a few chocolate chips and created granola bars. The recipe is very versatile….tart crust, cookies or granola bars!

  • Carrie Z

    Made these last night – they’re insanely good. Used Pamela’s Pancake and Baking Mix because that’s what I had and seemed low FODMOP. Ommitted the baking soda and powder because it was already in the mix. Definitely added the chocolate chips. Not sure if it came out exactly as it was supposted to, but yum. Should have made them smaller though because I’m eating too much.:>)

    • katescarlata

      Glad you tried the recipe, Carrie. And I am ALL about adapting recipes to ingredients on hand. The Pamela’s Pancake and Baking Mix looks pretty low FODMAP–it does have some buttermilk but looking at the nutrition facts label–it doesn’t appear to contain too much to be a big issue unless you are very sensitive to lactose. Thanks for leaving a comment!

    • katescarlata

      Glad you tried the recipe Carrie! I am all about adapting recipes to what I have on hand. The Pamela’s mix does have some buttermilk but the lactose content does not appear to be too much based on the nutrition facts so should be fairly low FODMAP unless someone was particularly sensitive to lactose.

  • Brooke Fiore

    Hi! I am new to this blogging thing but I wanted to tell you I love your site! I made these cookies last week and froze some of the dough as you suggested. I baked the second batch last night and all but two disappeared before they were even off the cooling rack! I would say my family approves 🙂

    • katescarlata

      So glad you stopped by Brooke and I hope you enjoyed making and eating the cookies. 🙂 I ALWAYs freeze 1/2 any cookie dough because it generally freezes very well and I love the taste and texture of a fresh baked warm cookie.

  • Sheila

    I just made these, and they are tummy!! Question–did anyone else’s crumble? Mine are good, but they do fall apart a bit. I would love suggestions!

  • Arletta

    The recipe sounds quite yummy. I’m a little confused, though. I read, on more than one site, that coconut is on the list of foods to avoid.

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