Sometimes I just really, really need peanut butter. Usually when that craving strikes, I’ll make a good old fashioned pb&j, or occasionally I’ll whip up a banana and peanut butter smoothie. But when my inner nut-loving voice called to me this time, I knew it had to be dessert.
These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies from Pop Sugar were not only incredibly easy to make (I’m talking 20 minutes max) but they were ridiculously delicious and filling. I only needed one! – plus a nice tall glass of milk, of course.
See how beautifully each little cookie turned out? I halved the recipe because I have no self-control when it comes to sweets, but feel free to make as many of these babies as your oven can accommodate.
The peanut butter filling was crazy easy – only 3 ingredients – and pretty darn healthy if I do declare. You’ll need bananas, PB and honey, and a hand mixer to create that decadently smooth consistency.
I mean c’mon.
Peanut butter is like the best friend of condiments. Always faithfully delicious, loyally placed in your cabinet and ready for you whether you’re hangry, happy or sad.
Here’s the recipe – Let me know how yours turn out!
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup Sucanat (or sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups quick oats
For creamy filling:
3 ripe bananas
3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
3 teaspoons honey
- Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
- Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
- In a larger bowl, beat the oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until fluffy. Pour the flour mixture and oats into the bowl and mix well.
- Place one inch balls of dough on cookie sheets. You’ll have enough dough for 36 small cookies.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, removing from oven when the edges are slightly tan. After a minute transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
- While the cookies are baking and cooling, prepare the filling. In a bowl mash the bananas with the peanut butter and honey.
- Place a dollop of filling on one half of the bottom of a cookie and then top it with another cookie.
Ps. I almost added chocolate chips to the cookie batter, but managed to control my over-the-top impulses. Feel free to ignore me and do it anyway.