Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy grain and refined sugar free cookies packed with peanut butter, chewy oats and dark chocolate! {DF, GF}

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy gluten-free cookies packed with peanut butter, chewy oats and dark chocolate! {DF, GF}

I thought I would make you something very special today because it’s a special day for me.  Flavor the Moments is 6 years old today!!!

When I pressed “publish” for the first time 6 years ago, I had no idea where this blogging journey would take me.  I knew I could make money but never considered the fact that this blog could be a full-fledged business down the road.

Since I started blogging I’ve gotten my certificate in culinary school and I’ve worked really hard to improve my food photography skills.

I have to admit, I love the photography aspect as much as I love the food part of blogging now.  Styling food so that’s appetizing enough to entice someone to make the recipe can be very challenging, but I love trying to make food beautiful.

I hope you enjoy the recipes that you find here and that you’ll keep coming back for more. 🙂

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy gluten-free cookies packed with peanut butter, chewy oats and dark chocolate! {DF, GF}

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I couldn’t think of a better recipe to celebrate my 6th blog anniversary because it doesn’t get better than peanut butter and dark chocolate with flaky sea salt in my book.

My friend and I experimented with this healthy peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe way back in June, and somehow I got side tracked and forgot to finalize things.

I posted the cookies we baked on Instagram because they were that good, and I have no idea how I waited this long to get back to them!

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy gluten-free cookies packed with peanut butter, chewy oats and dark chocolate! {DF, GF}

Some of my favorite treats are flourless cookies, brownies and cakes.  They’re just so decadent without all the gluten to weigh you down.

These Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are so easy to make and only require a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

Those ingredients include peanut butter, an egg, maple syrup (or your favorite sweetener), oats, vanilla, and dark chocolate chips.  And don’t forget the flaky sea salt — it takes these cookies over the top!

Mix all of the ingredients together with a hand mixer, stir in the chocolate chips, and drop on a parchment lined baking sheet.

The cookies bake up in about 10 minutes, then you can try and let them cool before you devour them. 🙂

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Recipe Tips/Substitutions

I added oats to my flourless peanut butter cookies because they add a nice chewy texture.  There’s nothing like chewy oatmeal peanut butter cookies!  You can certainly omit them if you’d like to make your cookies grain free.

The best type of peanut butter to use in these flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies is natural peanut butter, which only includes peanut butter and salt.  Natural peanut butter is the only kind of peanut butter that I’ve used in this recipe, so if you choose to use a different type of peanut butter, you may encounter a different outcome with your cookies.

You can try this recipe with other nut butters as well, just make sure they’re natural!

Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days (if they last that long!).  They will stick together slightly, so separating them with a sheet of parchment paper is a good idea.

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy gluten-free cookies packed with peanut butter, chewy oats and dark chocolate! {DF, GF}

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Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy grain and refined sugar free cookies packed with peanut butter, chewy oats and dark chocolate! {DF, GF}

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (ingredients are only peanuts and salt)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (or the same amount of your favorite sweetener)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (use rolled oats for an even chewier texture)
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the peanut butter, maple syrup, egg, baking soda and vanilla in a medium bowl and beat on medium speed with a hand mixer until combined.
  3. Stir in the quick oats and dark chocolate chips.
  4. Using a 1 1/2″ cookie scoop, scoop the cookie batter (about a heaping tablespoon of batter) and place on the prepared baking sheet about an inch and a half apart.  Flatten the cookies slightly with the palm of your hand as they won’t spread while baking.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until set, then remove from heat and sprinkle the tops of the cookies with the flaky sea salt and place on a wire rack to cool.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Nutrition information has been calculated using My Fitness Pal and is meant to be an estimate only.  The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used or substitutions that are made.
  • The oats may be omitted if you’d like to make your cookies grain free.
  • The best type of peanut butter to use in these flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies is natural peanut butter, which only includes peanut butter and salt.  Natural peanut butter is the only kind of peanut butter that I’ve used in this recipe, so if you choose to use a different type of peanut butter, you may encounter a different outcome with your cookies.
  • You can try this recipe with other nut butters as well, just make sure they’re natural!
  • Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days (if they last that long!).  They will stick together slightly, so separating them with a sheet of parchment or waxed paper is a good idea.

Recipe source:  Flavor the Moments

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Nutrition Information

Yield: About 20 cookies, Serving Size: 1 cookie

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 139
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 191mg
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 3g

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy grain and refined sugar free cookies packed with peanut butter, chewy oats and dark chocolate! {DF, GF}