5-Ingredient, Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

If you’ve got a hankering for a chewy peanut butter cookie but think you can’t have one because of the gluten, then this recipe will make your day. You wouldn’t even know these cookies are made without a pinch of flour, since they’re full of sweet peanut-buttery goodness.

They’re made with gluten-free oats and a handful of other ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, and as an added bonus, they cook up golden brown in less than 10 minutes.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Adapted from Taste of Home

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup organic chunky peanut butter1/2 cup brown sugar1 egg1 1/4 cups gluten-free rolled oats1/2 teaspoon baking soda

DIY Healthy Almond Joy Couldn’t Be Easier to Make

Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don’t. But I don’t know anyone who’d feel like a PGPR or a sodium metabsulfite! Both ingredients are found in a store-bought Almond Joy. Whatever they are| they sound unnatural and unappetizing. Skip the ingredients you’ve never heard of and make these Almond Joys and Mounds at home.

All you need are five common ingredients and a food processor and| boom ¡ª you’re instantly a (healthy) candy-making genius. At just 86 calories per Almond Joy and 79 per Mounds bar| it’s about the same number of calories as the candy| but since they’re made with wholesome ingredients| you can feel good devouring this healthy version of this popular Halloween treat.

Related: Lower-Cal Reese’s Redo! Vegan Almond Butter Cups

Healthy Almond Joy

From Jenny Sugar| POPSUGAR

Healthy Almond Joy

Healthy Almond Joy Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut6 dates1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract15 roasted salted almonds (or leave out; nutritional info for both is below)1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (dairy-free)

DIY Healthy Almond Joy Couldn’t Be Easier to Make

Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don’t. But I don’t know anyone who’d feel like a PGPR or a sodium metabsulfite! Both ingredients are found in a store-bought Almond Joy. Whatever they are, they sound unnatural and unappetizing. Skip the ingredients you’ve never heard of and make these Almond Joys and Mounds at home.

All you need are five common ingredients and a food processor and, boom ¡ª you’re instantly a (healthy) candy-making genius. At just 86 calories per Almond Joy and 79 per Mounds bar, it’s about the same number of calories as the candy, but since they’re made with wholesome ingredients, you can feel good devouring this healthy version of this popular Halloween treat.

Related: Lower-Cal Reese’s Redo! Vegan Almond Butter Cups

Healthy Almond Joy

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR

Healthy Almond Joy

Healthy Almond Joy Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut6 dates1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract15 roasted salted almonds (or leave out; nutritional info for both is below)1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (dairy-free)

Bite-Size Protein Balls to Satisfy Your Pumpkin Pie Cravings

As if you thought you made every healthy pumpkin recipe you could possibly make this Fall| here’s another one to blow your Autumn-recipe-loving mind. These protein balls have all the warm spices you adore from a pumpkin pie| but with 77 calories per bite| you can satisfy your cravings without succumbing to that ever-annoying holiday weight gain.

This recipe offers a healthy dose of protein and fiber| but since these cookie-dough-like balls are rolled in chopped chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds| this snack feels more like a treat.

You can whip up a batch and store them in your fridge to enjoy whether you need to refuel after a tough workout (two balls equal 148 calories and offer 6.8 grams of protein and 3.4 grams of fiber) or to quench your insatiable sweet tooth. Plus it’s dairy and gluten free!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls

From Jenny Sugar| POPSUGAR Fitness

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls

Notes

This recipe can easily be made gluten free as long as your oats and protein powder are also gluten free.

Bite-Size Protein Balls to Satisfy Your Pumpkin Pie Cravings

As if you thought you made every healthy pumpkin recipe you could possibly make this Fall, here’s another one to blow your Autumn-recipe-loving mind. These protein balls have all the warm spices you adore from a pumpkin pie, but with 77 calories per bite, you can satisfy your cravings without succumbing to that ever-annoying holiday weight gain.

This recipe offers a healthy dose of protein and fiber, but since these cookie-dough-like balls are rolled in chopped chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds, this snack feels more like a treat.

You can whip up a batch and store them in your fridge to enjoy whether you need to refuel after a tough workout (two balls equal 148 calories and offer 6.8 grams of protein and 3.4 grams of fiber) or to quench your insatiable sweet tooth. Plus it’s dairy and gluten free!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls

Notes

This recipe can easily be made gluten free as long as your oats and protein powder are also gluten free.

Only 10 Minutes of Prep For a Week’s Worth of Breakfast

Not a morning person? You are now! As soon as your alarm goes off| the warm aroma of pumpkin pie oatmeal will waft into your bedroom and gently pull you smiling out of bed. These slow-cooked oats are not only comforting on a chilly morning| they follow the perfect breakfast formula to help you lose weight. At 382 calories per serving| each bite has a hint of maple and raisin sweetness| with a touch of nutty crunchiness.

The best part is the actual recipe: all you do is throw the ingredients into a glass bowl that you place in your slow cooker| turn it on low before hopping in bed| and you can quickly drift off to dreamland| knowing you’ll have a satisfying breakfast to high five your tastebuds come morning. Since it makes six servings| you can cover the glass bowl with foil| place it in the fridge| and you’ll have a delicious Fall-inspired breakfast for the entire week made!

This recipe is also vegan| making it low in saturated fat and cholesterol. And as with any hearty bowl of oatmeal| you know your belly will stay full and satisfied for hours| offering you tons of energy for that late morning workout.

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats

From Jenny Sugar| POPSUGAR Fitness

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats

Notes

Feel free to get creative and add a dollop of yogurt (Greek| soy| or almond) or some fresh fruit on top of your bowl.

Only 10 Minutes of Prep For a Week’s Worth of Breakfast

Not a morning person? You are now! As soon as your alarm goes off, the warm aroma of pumpkin pie oatmeal will waft into your bedroom and gently pull you smiling out of bed. These slow-cooked oats are not only comforting on a chilly morning, they follow the perfect breakfast formula to help you lose weight. At 382 calories per serving, each bite has a hint of maple and raisin sweetness, with a touch of nutty crunchiness.

The best part is the actual recipe: all you do is throw the ingredients into a glass bowl that you place in your slow cooker, turn it on low before hopping in bed, and you can quickly drift off to dreamland, knowing you’ll have a satisfying breakfast to high five your tastebuds come morning. Since it makes six servings, you can cover the glass bowl with foil, place it in the fridge, and you’ll have a delicious Fall-inspired breakfast for the entire week made!

This recipe is also vegan, making it low in saturated fat and cholesterol. And as with any hearty bowl of oatmeal, you know your belly will stay full and satisfied for hours, offering you tons of energy for that late morning workout.

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats

Notes

Feel free to get creative and add a dollop of yogurt (Greek, soy, or almond) or some fresh fruit on top of your bowl.

6-Ingredient Marshmallow-Free Rice Krispies Treats

Chewy| crispy| sweet| and buttery ¡ª what’s not to love abut Rice Krispies treats? Uhhh| the calories| the fat| and the sugar! OK so they’re not the healthiest. But these bars? Wow. These satisfy your crispy cravings perfectly while also offering a boost of energy-sustaining| hunger-satiating protein. And the icing on the cake? They’re peanut-butter-flavored!

At 153 calories per delicious square| they’re just as addictive as the original recipe| but with 4.6 grams of protein| you won’t feel guilty inhaling half the pan more than one. With only six ingredients| they’re a cinch to whip up and can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

Peanut Butter Protein Rice Krispies Treats

From Jenny Sugar| POPSUGAR Fitness

Peanut Butter Protein Rice Krispies Treats

Vegan Rice Krispies Treats

Ingredients

1 cup brown rice syrup2/3 cup creamy peanut butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 serving (2 scoops) vanilla protein powder (I used pea protein)8 cups brown rice crisp cereal (I used Erewhon)

6-Ingredient Marshmallow-Free Rice Krispies Treats

Chewy, crispy, sweet, and buttery ¡ª what’s not to love abut Rice Krispies treats? Uhhh, the calories, the fat, and the sugar! OK so they’re not the healthiest. But these bars? Wow. These satisfy your crispy cravings perfectly while also offering a boost of energy-sustaining, hunger-satiating protein. And the icing on the cake? They’re peanut-butter-flavored!

At 153 calories per delicious square, they’re just as addictive as the original recipe, but with 4.6 grams of protein, you won’t feel guilty inhaling half the pan more than one. With only six ingredients, they’re a cinch to whip up and can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

Peanut Butter Protein Rice Krispies Treats

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness

Peanut Butter Protein Rice Krispies Treats

Vegan Rice Krispies Treats

Ingredients

1 cup brown rice syrup2/3 cup creamy peanut butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 serving (2 scoops) vanilla protein powder (I used pea protein)8 cups brown rice crisp cereal (I used Erewhon)

All You Need Is 4 Ingredients to Make This Healthy Snack

Banana with peanut butter is always a delicious snack| and while we’d never want to mess with this perfect combination| it’s fun to mix it up a little. And this salty-sweet treat is only 114 calories.

Swapping out the PB for almond butter makes this slightly higher in fiber and calcium but lower in carbs. And the pistachios add a yummy crunchy that’s so satisfying| you’ll never eat plain peanut butter and banana again.

Banana Sushi

From Jenny Sugar| POPSUGAR

Banana Sushi

Notes

Note that this recipe makes two servings.