These delicious, soft, chewy, and gluten-free Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are made with no flour and are also dairy-free!
In Brazil, peanut butter wasn’t very popular, especially 5 years ago. I grew up without knowing how wonderful this butter was. My mom never made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for my sister or me. Honestly, I had no idea that people actually ate peanut butter sandwiches… Hahahhaa! I know this is pretty sad, right?
When I arrived in Canada almost 7 years ago, I was introduced to this awesome food. My husband (back then he was my boyfriend) couldn’t believe I had never eaten peanut butter before. He is a huge peanut butter fan. At first, I have to confess… I didn’t like it much, but I didn’t know why. I guess it was because I never ate it in my childhood. But how could I not enjoy peanut butter, especially living with my husband? This is definitely a mission impossible, right?
Then, I discovered peanut butter cookies! Oooooohhh, God! These cookies were a life changer. I loved them immediately and couldn’t stop eating or making them! I had already posted a few cookie recipes on the blog, such as Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies. And because of these peanut butter cookies, I am now a peanut butter fan just like almost everyone else from North American. After that, every time I went to Brazil, I tried to find peanut butter to make peanut butter cookies for my family to try.
Now, peanut butter can be found in Brazil much easier. I am here visiting my family, so I can finally make them! The pictures in this post are the results of the first peanut butter cookies I made in Brazil for my family. And, I have to say that they all loved them! These Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies totally disappeared in about 2 hours. I am not kidding!
They were a huge hit with my family, and I bet they will be in your family, too. If you live alone, you can still make them and share them with your coworkers, neighbors, and friends. I am sure you will put a big smile on everybody’s faces. Why do I believe everybody will love these Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies? Because they are incredibly flavorful, chewy, soft, gluten-free, and healthy! Or at least healthier than the traditional cookie recipes. Please, try them, and let me know how they turn out. Enjoy!
See below for how to make Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies:
Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- ⅔ cup packed dark coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- ⅔ cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ⅔ cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
In a small bowl, add the oats and baking soda. Mix well until combined, and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk the peanut butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla for about 5 minutes or so.
Add the dry ingredients, and mix all the ingredients together.
Add the chocolate chips.
Place a silicone mat or parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the batter onto the sheet 2 inches apart.
Then, flatten the top of the cookie with two fingers.
Bake for 9-11 minutes, and let them cool completely before removing from the baking sheet. If you don't, the cookies may break apart.
The cookies may look a little underdone, but they will continue to cook once you remove them from the oven.
Makes 16-20 cookies.
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