Peanut butter oatmeal cookies made with just 10 ingredients and one bowl. These cookies are healthier than most – gluten-free, made without butter or oil and only about 100 calories per cookie!
These peanut butter oatmeal cookies are fan favorites! They’re super easy to whip up, only require one bowl and are the perfect treat to have on hand when a sugar craving hits. What’s not to love about the winning combination of peanut butter, chocolate and coconut? Seriously everyone loves these… even kids.
Funny story about these cookies – I actually first made them when we were in the process of buying our first house (over 4 years ago now)! I probably should have been packing but I decided to whip up these delicious treats instead. I always find myself procrasti-baking, anyone else!?
It worked out well because we honestly needed a little extra fuel to keep us energized while packing, moving, and cleaning the house. Since creating this recipe during the move, I’ve made them many times since and I’m excited to share the recipe because I know you’re going to love these peanut butter cookies too!
Ingredients in Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
peanut butter – look for natural peanut butter without any added sugar or oil
rolled oats – be sure to grab gluten-free oats if needed
oat flour – again, grab gluten-free if necessary!
chocolate chips – I like the Enjoy Life brand. They’re great if you need a dairy-free option.
unsweetened shredded coconut
How to Make Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Stir together peanut butter, coconut sugar, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Add in the vanilla extract, oats, oat flour, baking soda, and salt and stir until combined. Gently stir in the chocolate chips and shredded coconut. Pop the dough in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes while you preheat the oven.
Make 1-inch balls out of the chilled dough and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press the balls down lightly to flatten them a bit and bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. You don’t want to skip this step because the cookies don’t tend to spread a ton on their own. When your cookies are done baking, remove and let cool for 4-5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack so they can continue cooling.
Peanut butter oatmeal cookies made with just 10 ingredients and one bowl. These cookies are healthier than most — gluten-free, made without butter or oil and only about 100 calories per cookie!
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 egg, whisked
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if necessary)
1 Tablespoon oat flour (gluten-free, if necessary)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life brand)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a large bowl stir together peanut butter, coconut sugar and egg. Add vanilla, oats, oat flour, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine and then gently stir in chocolate chips and shredded coconut. Refrigerate dough for 5-10 minutes.
Using a tablespoon, make heaping 1-inch dough balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Press each cookie down lightly and bake for 10 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Remove and let cool on baking sheet for 4-5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.