There's something utterly satisfying about peanut butter - it's amazingly nutty and rich flavor makes it the perfect candidate for desserts that simply melt in your mouth.
Peanut butter is also a great plant-based source of protein that keeps you full for longer. According to Health, peanut butter is also packed with antioxidants that help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. On top of that, peanut butter is also a good source of monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which is good for your heart.
On the flip side, peanut butter is high on calories, making it not ideal for those on a weight loss journey. If you're not careful, one tiny serving or spread of peanut butter could easily set you back on your daily caloric intake.
That's why I've created this list of 25 delightful but low calorie peanut butter desserts. Not only do they taste delicious, these peanut butter desserts are also easy and made from simple ingredients.
Ready to satisfy your peanut butter cravings while slaying your weight loss goals? Read on for 25 must-try healthy and tasty peanut butter desserts! You'll definitely thank me later.
Looking for a simply delicious yet healthy dessert bar recipe? This Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars recipe will definitely be the pick-me-up you need on days you need a little help getting going! With just the perfect amount of sweetness and nutty goodness, you'll love the amazing melted peanut butter drizzle as the perfect finishing touch.
Don't let the name "apple strudel" intimidate you! This Peanut Butter Apple Strudel recipe is surprisingly easy and tastes like heaven. Within 10 minutes, you can whip up this hearty peanut butter dessert while making your entire kitchen smell great. Try this healthy and delicious Peanut Butter Apple Strudel now if you're looking for your next best crowd-favorite dessert.
Craving for a cookie recipe that is quick, easy and delicious? These Banana Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies has the perfect combo of banana and oatmeals, but stands out of the crowd with the added peanut butter. Top it off with some mini Reese pieces or Peanut Butter chips, and these peanut butter desserts can even be a finger licking party snack!
If you love to bake donuts, you must try this Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Dipped Donuts! Healthier than deep fried donuts, this healthier baked peanut butter chocolate dipped donuts recipe is baked in the oven. Packed with flavor and guilt-free, these delightful donuts will more than satisfy your sweet cravings when they hit midday.
Craving for cookies, chocolate chips and peanut butter? This Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Banana Cookies rolls all three sweet treats into one! With just 2 smart points per cookie and 47 calories, this recipe is definitely a no-brainer for weight watchers who are craving for a delightful peanut butter dessert.
There's no better combination in the world than the rich, chocolatey goodness of brownies with the nutty flavor of peanut butter. This must-try World's Easiest Peanut Butter Brownies is bound to be on heavy rotation in your kitchen. An indulgent treat that has the satisfying richness of peanut butter combined with cocoa powder, you'll definitely make these Peanut Butter Brownies over and over again!
Having those chocolate and peanut butter combo in a delicious yet healthy dessert again? Bake these Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Muffins for Easter, or whenever you just feel like it! There's something about the richness of both chocolates and peanut butter that just soothes your soul...
This unique Peanut Butter recipe might sound like a strange combination, but you must definitely try it out for yourself. This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf is a great low point alternative recipe that uses powdered peanut butter, but it's so tasty you will be fooled into thinking there was actual peanut butter.
Aren't these Chocolate Chip Peanut-Butter centered two bite cookies simply adorable? Made for you to savour in literally two bites, these cookies definitely taste like heaven. A great way to sweeten up your dessert table, or for to quickly please your sweet tooth when you're short on time.
Who doesn't love anything with chocolate chip AND muffins? These Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins tastes so good, and are so tiny, you'll be tempted to have multiple muffins in one go. At only 1 point each, you can totally indulge in these delightful peanut butter desserts at ease.
Looking for a healthy no bake peanut butter snack? These No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Almond Cookies are great options to have in handy in your fridge whenever you get those sneaky snack attacks! At just 2 smart points each, these no bake peanut butter desserts are sure tasty, easy to make and good for you.
Great for breakfast on the go, or as a tasty midday snack, these Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Muffins are packed with flavor. Get ready to fall in love with these heavenly peanut butter muffins. These tasty baked up treats are only 3 smart points each, so go ahead and treat yourself.
If you love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter all the time, then this one is a definitely a keeper! Perfect for Fall, say hello to these decadent Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Loaf while you stay cozy indoors. Great for afternoon tea, breakfast or whenever you need some dessert because you feel like it.
Don't throw away your overly ripe bananas! Turn them into this masterpiece in the form of my Reese Peanut Butter Cup Banana Loaf recipe. These are definitely super delicious and makes 10 slices at just 4 smart points each. You can thank me later!
Can you imagine the tasty goodness of a good old Peanut Butter Cheesecake without all the high-fat calories? This Reese Peanut Butter Cheesecake tastes so delicious, you won't believe this no-bake peanut butter cheesecake recipe is actually good for you! Enjoy it frozen or chilled, this easy peanut butter dessert will definitely become a family favorite in no time.
Craving for peanut butter flavored cookies? These delicious Mini Peanut Butter Cookies are so tiny, they trick your mind into feeling more satisfied when you're having 3 to 4 cookies at one seating. Nutty, easy and satisfying, you must try making these Mini Peanut Butter Cookies right now!
If you're after the perfect no-bake peanut butter treat, this next peanut butter dessert recipe is right up your alley! You can easily whip up these delightful Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispies Banana Treats and keep those sweet cravings at bay on a hot day. They're so easy to make, tasty and so worth the sticky fingers.
Love the sweet and salty combination of chocolate and peanut butter? Well, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Donuts prove that chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven! Made with Reese Peanut butter cups mixed in the butter and topped with a decadent peanut butter topping, you'll want to have more than one of these delicious donuts at a time.
Cure your cravings and be in total bliss when you indulge in these Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cookies! At a surprisingly low 1 point each, these yummy double chocolate peanut butter banana cookies are definitely too good to be true. Freeze them for later, or add them to your breakfast yogurt for a sweet little topping, these tasty peanut butter desserts will instantly brighten up your day.
You'll love this Peanut Butter Jelly Pinwheels, if you can eat PB & J all day, everyday. A luxurious twist to the Peanut Butter and Jelly combination, these Peanut Butter Jelly Pinwheels only take you 5 minutes to prep. This 3-ingredient peanut butter treat are 3 smart points each, so enjoy them at will!
These irresistible Chocolate Peanut Butter Waffles are definitely as delicious as they look! Topped with bananas and a satisfying peanut butter drizzle, you'll want to have these delicious waffles over and over again. If you have a waffle maker and craving for an indulgent yet healthy dessert, be sure to check out this peanut butter dessert recipe.
Have cookies and chocolate on your mind? Bake these Peanut Butter Chocolate Dizzled Cookies and you'll never go back. If you're a solid fan of chocolate and peanut butter, make sure to add this Peanut Butter cookies recipe close to your heart.
Who doesn't love cupcakes with peanut butter? Try out these Mini Peanut Butter Cupcakes topped with a generous Peanut Butter Drizzle! What's more, these yummy mini cupcakes are only 1 point each, so you can enjoy more than one at a time. If you love dessert recipes that only require simple ingredients, even better.
Peanut butter is just amazing for us peanut butter lovers, and if you're looking for a low point mini muffin recipe, this is it! I use Kraft peanut butter for these delicious Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Mini Muffins, and the result? Absolutely out of this world.
Last but not least, these Banana Almond Butter Oatmeal Snacks are the healthy, delicious and filling peanut butter desserts you've been looking for. Perfect for a quick breakfast, or as an afternoon pick-me-up, these also make a healthy treat for your kids after school.
25 Delightful Peanut Butter Desserts: Peanut Butter Crumble Oatmeal Bars
- ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- ¾ cup flour
- 1 cup oats *I used quick oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- FOR THE CRUMBLE TOPPING
- ¼ cup flour
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon light butter softened
- Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 9 inch square dish with some cooking spray.
- In a bowl using an electric mixer mix together the apple sauce and ¼ cup of brown sugar, add in the egg and mix well, then add in the peanut butter and vanilla and mix till well blended.
- Stir in the flour, oats, baking powder and soda.
- Pour batter into the baking dish and spread out evenly.
- In a small bowl mix together the crumble ingredinets, flour, brown sugar, peanut butter and butter. I find using a few knives and cutting it (like you would cold butter into flour) works well to form the crumble texture you want.
- Sprinkle on top of the batter then bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Let cool then cut into 12 equal bars.
- *Optional to melt and drizzle a little peanut butter on top, I highly recommend this and you can do it over the whole thing or just per bar when you are ready to eat one.
- These bars store well in a sealed container and after a day or two I put them in the fridge.
- *Note- You could probably substitute with PB2 in wet form although I have not tried so I can't give an honest answer to if they will turn out the same.