Diet-friendly cookies are few and far between. Diet-friendly cookies made in an air fryer are almost non-existent. That’s until our healthy recipe developers created this six-ingredient Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies recipe! Sure, you can do a quick internet search and find plenty of sugary, high fat air fryer cookie recipes. However, our take is a lightened-up version that features nutritious whole foods you probably already have on hand.
You might be wondering how you could possibly create cookies in an air fryer. We’re here to give you the step-by-step directions so that you can impress your family and friends with a sweet yet healthy treat. The first step is setting up your air fryer for “baking.” Preheat it to 350 degrees and line it with some parchment paper. Next, gather your main ingredients. For 10 cookies, you will need one egg, a half-cup of peanut butter, a half-cup of quick dry oats, a quarter-cup of maple syrup, one teaspoon of vanilla extract and a quarter-teaspoon of baking soda.
Now that you have all of your components organized, it’s time to get baking! For the base of the cookie, we make our own homemade oat flour by blending up quick oats in a food processor until a flour-like texture is formed. Add in the egg, maple syrup, vanilla extract and baking soda and pulse until well combined. Add in the peanut butter and continue to process and pulse the mixture until it’s well mixed.
Your dough is formed and your now ready to shape your cookies! Form the dough into 10 one-inch balls. Flatten them a bit with the back of a spoon to create cookies. Place the cookies into the air fryer, leaving enough room in between each cookie so that they don’t stick together. Please note that you will have to bake them in multiple batches. “Bake” your cookies in the air fryer for eight minutes. Halfway through the cooking time, flatten the cookies with the back of a spoon again, if needed. Remove the cookies from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
Tasty Tips: Have some fun and get creative by adding some delicious additions! Feel free to throw some extra nuts into your batter, such as chopped cashews, almonds or extra peanuts. Melt some stevia-sweetened chocolate and drizzle it over your finished cookies. Better yet, make some peanut butter and jelly thumbprint cookies and spoon your favorite sugar-free jam or jelly into the center. Check out our extended Nutrisystem Grocery Guide to find out how to count these extras on your Nutrisystem plan.
One of these soft-baked Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies clocks in at 121 calories per serving. Because this sweet treat is loaded with protein, you can log it into your NuMi journal as one PowerFuel and one Extra. Click here to quickly log this recipe in the NuMi app. >
Here at Nutrisystem, we LOVE peanut butter. Why else would we make so many healthy treats featuring this pantry staple? If you’re a peanut butter lover, be sure to check out our a la carte store and stock up on healthy peanut butter products, such as our Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, Chewy Peanut Bar, Peanut Butter Cookie and Peanut Butter Granola Bar. We also have so many peanut butter recipes right here on The Leaf Weight Loss Blog. They fit into your Nutrisystem meal plan and are a smart choice that satisfies your sweet tooth. Check out 10 of our favorite ideas below:
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Servings: 10 (1 serving = 1 cookie)
Calories per Serving: 121
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra
- 1 egg
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup quick oats dry
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- Preheat air fryer to 350°F. Line the air fryer with parchment paper.
- Place oats in a food processor. Process until a flour-like texture is formed.
- Add in the egg, maple syrup, vanilla and baking soda. Pulse until well combined
- Add in the peanut butter and pulse until mixed.
- Form the dough into 10 1-inch balls. Flatten them a bit with the back of a spoon to create cookies.
- Place the cookies into the air fryer. Leave enough room in between each cookie so that they don't stick together. You will have to bake them in multiple batches.
- Bake in the air fryer for 8 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time, flatten the cookies with the back of a spoon again, if needed.
- Remove the cookies from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.