Get your cookie fix the healthier way! These Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are packed with peanut butter, chewy oats and dark chocolate. They’re refined sugar free, gluten-free and get rave reviews every single time!

Stack of flourless peanut butter cookies

I’m sharing a special recipe for these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies today because it’s a special day.  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 hope you enjoy the recipes that you find here and that you’ll keep coming back for more. 🙂

Flourless peanut butter cookies on baking sheet

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

Some of my favorite treats are flourless. These almond butter cookies and chocolate peanut butter cookies are recipes that I make often, but this peanut butter version is my number one. 🙂

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • These flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are packed with big peanut butter flavor, studded with dark chocolate chips, and finished with flaky sea salt.
  • You can’t find easier cookies to make. They’re ready in about 30 minutes from start to finish!
  • They’re a healthier option as they’re naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free. .

Recipe ingredients

These flourless peanut butter cookies are very easy to make and include just a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

Ingredient notes

  • Peanut butter. I only use natural peanut butter in this recipe as it includes just peanut butter and salt.  If you choose to use a different type of peanut butter, you may encounter a different outcome with your cookies.
  • Oats. The texture of these cookies is very soft, so I added oats for a nice chewy texture.  Instant oats or rolled oats may be used, or omit them altogether.
  • Maple syrup. Pure maple syrup is best for quality and flavor, or you may substitute it with honey. Coconut or granulated sugar may be used, but it may affect the texture of the cookies.
  • Chocolate chips. Dark chocolate is lower in sugar and gives these cookies big chocolate flavor. They may be substituted with whatever you have on hand.

How to make this recipe

These flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies come together in no time. They’re ready in 30 minutes from start to finish!

How to make flourless peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies collage
  • 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. Stir in the quick oats and dark chocolate chips.
  • 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. 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.
Flourless peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies on parchment lined baking sheet

FAQs

Can you use natural peanut butter in cookies?

Natural peanut butter works very well in these flourless peanut butter cookies, and is the type that I prefer. You can use your favorite variety, but the texture of the cookies will vary slightly depending on the type you use.

What popular cookies are gluten-free?

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are a very popular gluten-free cookies for good reason. They’re packed with peanut butter, include no butter or oil, no refined sugar and they’re ready in about 30 minutes from start to finish!

How do you make peanut butter cookies better?

Great peanut butter cookies start with high quality peanut butter that has just peanuts and salt for maximum peanut butter flavor. Adding chocolate chips is always a good idea, and a light sprinkle of sea salt really enhances the flavor.

Recipe notes

  • 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 the texture may vary.
  • Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.  They will stick together slightly, so separating them with a sheet of parchment or waxed paper is a good idea.
Flourless peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookie cut in half with melty chocolate

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If you make this recipe I’d love to hear from you!  Leave a comment and rating below, or tag me @flavorthemoments on Instagram!

Stack of flourless peanut butter cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are easy gluten-free cookies cookies packed with peanut butter, chewy oats and dark chocolate! They're so easy to make and are ready in about 30 minutes!
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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

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 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.
  • Stir in the oats and dark chocolate chips.
  • 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.
  • 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. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • 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.
  • Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.  They will stick together slightly, so separating them with a sheet of parchment or waxed paper is a good idea.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 139kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 191mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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