Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites

Receta en Español


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce or 2 large very ripe bananas (or half of each)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 3/4 cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, apples, dates, etc., or a mixture)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), or sunflower seeds (or a mixture)


  1. Wash hands with warm water and soap, scrubbing at least 20 seconds.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the peanut butter, applesauce or bananas, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon until smooth. Add the oats, dried fruit, and nuts, stirring until combined.
  5. Drop the dough into equal sizes onto the baking sheets, about 2 tablespoons per cookie. Flatten the top with the back of a spoon.
  6. Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown and the dough is set, but soft.
  7. Remove from oven and cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  8. Store in an airtight container. Use within four days or freeze.
Source: Brooke Jenkins, Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition facts per serving: 110 calories; 6g total fat; 1g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 0mg cholesterol; 40mg sodium; 13g total carbohydrate; 2g dietary fiber; 7g total sugars; 2g added sugars; 3g protein; 0% Daily Value of vitamin D; 0% Daily Value of calcium; 6% Daily Value of iron; 2% Daily Value of potassium