Cottage Foodie Diet Recipes

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten free, no butter, flour or oil)

February 17, 2015

I love searching the web for cookie recipes that I can eat and not feel guilty about.  I discovered this recipe over at one of my favorite food blogs, Ambitious Kitchen.  Her recipes are always delicious, and these cookies are no exception.

 

She calls these “healthy cookies” – and I agree.

 

They are incredibly chewy and plump, moist and just a little crisp around the edges – exactly what you want in a cookie. They contain no oil, butter or flour and are gluten-free (you can opt out of using gluten free oats and they will taste exactly the same).

 

 

They can be made vegetarian by replacing the eggs with any number of options, to include bananas and tofu.  If you are interested in the many ways there are for replacing eggs in your baking,  visit this site.  It is a wealth of knowledge for all you wanna-be vegetarians and vegans.  I highly recommend it.

So let’s get baking.  These literally took me 30 minutes from start to finish.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

(no butter, no flour)

one cup creamy or chunky peanut butter (I used chunky)*

2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

2 large eggs

2/3 cup rolled gluten free oats (or regular if you like gluten)

1 teaspoon baking soda

2/3 cup chocolate chips (I used semi sweet mini morsels)

*do not use “natural” peanut butter.  It will change the consistency of the cookie.

Preheat over to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl mix together the oats and baking soda; set aside.

In a large bowl beat peanut butter, brown sugar eggs and vanilla with a large spoon until smooth.

Mix in dry ingredients with a wooden spoon, then gently fold in chocolate chips.

Use a teaspoon to drop dough into two inch balls on your cookie sheet lined with a silpat.

Bake for 9-11 minutes and remove when the edges are barely brown.  The cookies may look underdone but they will continue to cook while cooling.  Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Makes about 15-20 cookies.

Enjoy.

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9 Comments

  • Reply NanaDiana February 17, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Those sound so good! You are right about not using natural peanut butter when making recipes…it definitely changes the texture and even the cook time. xo Diana

  • Reply Junkchiccottage February 18, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Yum Gay and I Love that these are healthy. Have a great day. Thanks for sharing this yummo recipe with us.
    Kris

  • Reply Burlap Luxe February 21, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Always keeping it healthy over at our home…. Going to try these cookies out and I will let you know how they were loved.
    I am visiting you by way of Kris and your spotlight feature, very beautifully said and felt right off we had a lot in common.

    I am so going to enjoy visiting you, I have been blogging a bit over 5 years and have yet tire of it, always finding beautiful bloggers that open the gates to new things.

    Thank you Gay, for adding grace and beauty to blogging…a beautiful weekend and all it I spires from you.

    Xx
    Bisous

    Doré

  • Reply Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary February 22, 2015 at 12:17 am

    I am so happy to meet you Gay. Very interesting blog at Kris's.
    Love the cookies recipe. I really watch my carbs. and try to eat very healthy.
    I am your newest follower and look forward to reading your posts. I also love Romantic Homes and have had it since it started and I do hate to give any of them away. LOL
    Mary

  • Reply Debby February 22, 2015 at 2:58 am

    I'm here by way of Kris' blog. You have a beautiful blog.

  • Reply Judy at GoldCountryCottage February 22, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Hi Gay, those cookies look wonderful and so did the salad you shared at Junk Chic Cottage..Your photos are so pretty..Happy Weekend..Judy

  • Reply Anne's Attic - Design February 23, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    I just saw your pictures in Romantic Homes. Love them! Have a great day! Jo

  • Reply Seawashed Living March 12, 2015 at 4:21 am

    These look nice and easy. But I thought that oats are gluten free? I am a semi- vegetarian and do eat gluten so I will use regular oats.

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    […] ps – I am also craving these cookies […]

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