Baking is a big part of our Christmas tradition here at the cottage, and this cookie recipe is hands-down one my favorites. If you are trying to keep it healthy this season (and who isn’t?) and want to reduce your sugar, butter, oil and gluten – these are for you. And if you don’t care about sugar, butter, oil or gluten, these cookies will WOW you with their amazing flavor!
Unlike most cookies without butter or oil (most spread out and look almost see-through) these cook up plump and moist.
They can be made vegetarian by replacing the eggs with any number of options, to include bananas, tofu, or an egg replacer. 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 the wanna-be vegetarians and vegans out there. I highly recommend it.
So let’s get baking! These are fast and easy and take only 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. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 15-20 cookies.
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
Yum Gay and I Love that these are healthy. Have a great day. Thanks for sharing this yummo recipe with us.
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.
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
I'm here by way of Kris' blog. You have a beautiful blog.
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
I just saw your pictures in Romantic Homes. Love them! Have a great day! Jo
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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