5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Our studio apartment in Barbados is small, and the kitchen is even smaller.

Teeny, tiny kitchen!

I feel like I’m camping when I’m in here!

When I stumbled across this simple cookie recipe the other day (adapted from Real Mom Nutrition – I replaced half the sugar with unsweetened coconut – that’s the island part). I thought it would be the perfect way to break-in my kitchen.

This recipe only requires 5 ingredients that you most likely have in your kitchen right now (if I do, than you definitely do).

I also like this recipe because it doesn’t include any butter or refined sugar & flour. I just started my next book for my course on Pediatrics, and I’m learning so much about how processed & refined foods can affect the health & mood of children. Mom’s: you may not like my next few posts, but if I were a mom I would want to hear what I had to say:) In the meantime, here’s my kid-approved cookie recipe!

5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies 


1 cup natural peanut butter
1 egg
½ cup cooking oats
¼ cup raw cane sugar (I used raw Bajan cane sugar – it was only .60 cents for a big bag!)
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Combine all ingredients in a bowl – stir to combine

Form into 1 inch balls, and place them on a un-greased cookie sheet. Using a fork press the cookies down twice (to form a criss-cross pattern). Sprinkle a little bit of extra sugar on top of each cookie.

Bake for 10-14 minutes or until dry on the top.

I burnt the bottoms – our little oven is powerful!

Let cool on the pan for 2 minutes, and than transfer to a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

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4 Responses to 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Michelle Korpan May 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Delicious cookies Lauren! My girls love them too 🙂

    • Lauren May 3, 2012 at 10:40 am #

      Thanks Michelle, that’s great to hear!

  2. Ashley November 13, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    I made these this weekend and they are delicious Lauren 🙂 thank you for sharing!

    • Lauren November 13, 2012 at 11:33 am #

      Awesome! So glad you like them!

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