These peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are sweet, thick, chewy, and delicious! Plus, they only require very simple ingredients and are ready in only 20 minutes. These cookies are an absolute favorite in my family and always disappear in no time!
This peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe is amazing for so many reasons. The cookies are super easy to make, they are much healthier than traditional peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, they are gluten-free, and yet they taste absolutely amazing! If you love chewy and healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, definitely give this recipe a try!
What makes these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies healthy?
These flourless peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies probably are as healthy as cookies can be while still tasting like a wonderfully sweet treat. Here is what makes these cookies much healthier and so special:
- No flour: Many peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipes use a mix of all-purpose flour and oats. This recipe only uses healthy oats which give these peanut butter cookies a boost of fiber and make them gluten-free!
- No butter: Instead of using butter, this recipe calls for a good amount of peanut butter that contains enough fat to bake delicious cookies. Compared to butter, peanut butter has a lot more health benefits. It’s rich in antioxidants, has some vitamins and minerals, is higher in healthy fats, and delivers some protein.
- Less sugar: Sugar is definitely necessary to bake sweet cookies, but this recipe calls for much less sugar than other recipes do. You actually don’t need a lot of sugar to make these peanut butter cookies taste great!
- Protein: One cookie has 6g of protein which is pretty impressive! The eggs, peanut butter, and greek yogurt not only make these oatmeal cookies soft and delicious, but they also add protein and make them much healthier.
Ingredients for flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
To make these gluten-free peanut butter cookies, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Oats: I love to use quick oats as they are finer which makes the cookies soft and chewy. But you can definitely substitute them with rolled oats if this is what you have on hand or simply prefer. Using rolled oats will give the cookies a heartier texture than quick oats.
- Baking soda: Baking soda is used to make the cookies rise.
- Cinnamon: A tiny bit of cinnamon gives the dough more flavor and makes everything extra delish!
- Brown sugar: I love to use brown sugar for its taste and the texture it gives cookies. I haven’t tested the recipe with white sugar, but I think it would work equally great.
- Chocolate chips: Use your favorite chocolate chips for these peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
- Peanut butter: I like to use natural peanut butter for making these cookies, but I also made them with regular peanut butter and they taste just as great! Just make sure the peanut butter you use has a creamy texture and you’ll be fine.
- Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt makes these peanut butter cookies soft and chewy! So definitely don’t skip it.
- Eggs: Just use regular eggs to make this recipe.
- Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract adds some extra flavor. So please don’t skip it!
How to make peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
I love that these peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are so easy to make and that they are ready in only 20 minutes! Just follow these easy steps.
- Mix dry ingredients: Mix all dry ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a bowl.
- Mix wet ingredients: Mix all wet ingredients in another bowl.
- Combine: Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until they are combined. Then gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Shape the cookies: Roll the dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently flatten them with your hands as the cookies don’t spread in the oven.
- Bake: Bake them in a preheated oven at 350 °F for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool and enjoy!
These peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies already taste absolutely amazing but here are some ideas to switch things up if you want to.
- Choose other add-ins: You can substitute the chocolate chips with other add-ins you love! Those could be nuts, M&M’s, or you could make plain peanut butter oatmeal cookies.
- Use other kinds of nut butter: It actually doesn’t matter which type of nut butter you choose for this recipe. So feel free to use any nut butter you love to make healthy oatmeal cookies.
These peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are so good, I often don’t have any leftovers. But sometimes I’m lucky and I get to freeze some of them. Here is how you best store them.
- Room temperature: You can store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 days.
- Refrigerator: If you want to keep the cookies for more than 2 days, store them in your refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- Freezer: And if you want to prepare some peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies in advance, store them in a freezer-safe bag in your freezer.
More sweet and healthy dessert recipes
If you love to make healthier snacks and desserts that are still sweet and delicious, you have to try the following recipes. They are all super simple and taste great!
- Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- Avocado Brownies
- Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
- Double Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 ½ cup quick oats
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons greek yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
- Mix all dry ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a bowl.
- Mix all wet ingredients in another bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Roll the dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently flatten the dough balls with your fingers (the dough doesn't spread while baking).
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until the edges are slightly golden. Then remove them from the oven, let them cool and enjoy!
- Oats: You can use rolled oats instead of quick oats to make these cookies. They will give the cookies a heartier texture, but they will taste just as great!
- Peanut butter: I tried natural and regular peanut butter and both worked great! Just make sure the peanut butter you use is creamy so the cookie dough has the right texture. I usually use natural peanut butter to make these cookies.