Flourless Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

by kitchenarian on August 7, 2011

I have seen several recipes recently for flourless cookies on the internet and have really wanted to bake some. I have several no bake cookie recipes that I love to make and this sounded like a cookie that needed to be part of my cookie repertoire. Cookies don’t need to be difficult and sometimes the fewer ingredients the better for me.

I made these cookies with one of my favorite people in the world. Born eleven days after my oldest son, “E” is like one of my own children. I have watched her grow into the wonderful person she is today. With her family, somehow the lines between friendship and family have blurred over the years and they are as much family as friend. I promised to mentor “E” through her senior project of creating her own cookbook and we baked these cookies together during our first cooking session – I am calling it the “E” Project.

This recipe was adapted from a flourless cookie recipe from chocolateandcarrots.com

Ingredients:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325°. Line a cookie sheet with silpat or parchment paper. Stir together the first 5 ingredients. Add the oatmeal and then stir in the chocolate chips. Drop the dough by the tablespoons onto your baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes. Makes about 18 – 20 large cookies.

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Emily @ Life on Food August 7, 2011 at 7:49 pm

This is a recipe straight for my heart. I am no good at no bake cookies but flourless I can do. My favorite cookie at Great Harvest Bread Co. is their peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

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Yelena August 7, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I love this recipe! Next on my list.

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Cassie @ Bake Your Day August 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I can’t believe these are only 7 easy ingredients. I can’ t wait to try this. Oatmeal and peanut butter is a favorite of mine, great recipe, love it!

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Liz August 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Oh, these sound so wonderful! Peanut butter + Chocolate + Oatmeal = Heaven!

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Baking Serendipity August 7, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I love E’s senior project idea 🙂 And these cookies…of course! I’ve never made a flourless cookie before, but have seen them often lately also. Yours look fantastic!

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yummychunklet August 8, 2011 at 12:09 am

What yummy looking cookies!

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Tina@flourtrader August 8, 2011 at 4:48 am

E sure does have the perfect senior project idea and these cookies look like the book is off to a great start. Thanks for sharing such a unique and tasty recipe.

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Carolyn August 8, 2011 at 8:13 am

Oooo, flourless! These look fantastic, and I’ve always loved the combo of pb and oatmeal. Buzzed!

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Alida August 8, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Peanut butter, chocolate and oats? I’m sold! What a delicious recipe. Definitely going to make these soon!

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briarrose August 8, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Yummy, flourless cookies. Oatmeal makes them nice and hearty.

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Ann August 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm

They look delicious! I can’t wait to see more of the “e” project!

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Irena August 8, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Absolutely have to try these…. great recipe for watching waistline:)

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Julie August 9, 2011 at 12:31 am

Just curious: why two egg whites instead of a whole egg? Would a whole egg work just as well?

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kitchenarian August 9, 2011 at 10:00 am

Yes, one egg would work fine. When comparing some flourless recipes, I saw a recipes that used one whole egg. I used two egg whites so that E could learn the technique of separating egg yolks from egg whites. Glad you mentioned this since others may want to just use a whole egg instead.

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Shannon Lim August 9, 2011 at 10:46 am

Julie, thanks for asking the question. couldnt wait to try this recipe with whole egg

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LunaJune August 10, 2011 at 12:20 am

I bet that with using just eggwhites it gets a little more of an airyness to it like maccaroons …it does look like a great easy recipe.. will have to make 2 batches one each way and see the difference :~)

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Erin August 9, 2011 at 1:17 am

Wow! These look great. I am definitely making them tomorrow. (And, btw, what a fabulous senior project!)

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Chef Dennis August 9, 2011 at 7:10 am

now that is one delicious looking cookie, and I really like the idea of no flour. I love oatmeal and the flour just detracts from it. I bet right out of the oven with the chocolate all melty they were sublime!

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Val August 9, 2011 at 8:28 am

These cookies look just as good, if not better, without the flour. I love the simple recipe too. Can’t wait to give it a try 🙂

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Shannon @ DinnerorDessert August 9, 2011 at 8:54 am

I have got to try these. They look so simple and delicious, thanks for sharing!

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Anne August 9, 2011 at 9:15 am

My father is celiac – can’t wait to surprise him with these the next time I visit! Thanks for sharing!

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lucy August 9, 2011 at 10:42 am

Excited to try these. Do I prepare the oatmeal or do I add 1 cup of uncooked oats?
Thanks!

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kitchenarian August 9, 2011 at 11:49 am

Use uncooked oats. I used the quick cook variety.

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Jennifer Eloff August 9, 2011 at 11:05 am

Awesome – love this simple recipe and the fact that it is flourless. Nice website. Love your enthusiasm and your daughter sounds very special.

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kitchenarian August 9, 2011 at 11:50 am

Thanks so much for visiting my site.

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Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com August 9, 2011 at 11:59 am

Chocolate, peanut butter and oats together… YUM! Congrats on the Top 9!

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Alyce August 9, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Sounds easy and yummy.

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Tiffany August 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Oatmeal chocolate chip is one of my favorite cookies… This is such a great take on that sweet treat! And CONGRATS on making top 9! 😀

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 9, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I think I love this cookie! No bake, chocolate, peanut butter, oats – what more could you ask for!

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Kate@Diethood.com August 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Just saw these on Top 9 – oh my deliciousness! Pb, chocolate, oatmeal…in a cookie! Fabulous!

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Heather @ Side of Sneakers August 9, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I love this flourless version- it leaves all the good stuff like peanut butter and chocolate 😉

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Jillian August 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm

I picked up some gluten-free oats and pb at the store so my husband and I can make these cookies! It is so hard to find baked goods recipes that don’t have flour to start with, and replacing gf flours never works out the same. So thank you!

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kitchenarian August 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I’m so glad you are going to try them. We have no food allergies in our house but we all loved these cookies. They are already gone and I will be making another batch soon. I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for your comment.

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Marie August 9, 2011 at 7:35 pm

These cookies look so appetizing…. protein and fiber filled! I will make these and tell my daughter about them.Thanks!

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Abby August 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm

These cookies look like the perfect way to satisfy my seemingly constant craving of oatmeal and peanut butter. I will have to try this recipe soon! Also, the “E” Project sounds like so much fun! I am soon to be a senior in high school (just like “E”?) and would love to create my own cookbook. I am excited to read updates on this project!

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Ellie@fitforthesoul August 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Mmmm I’ve been craving something like this lately and still haven’t eaten any haha. Great, simple recipe! 😀

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Tom August 9, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Very cool of you to help your young friend with her project. The cookies look amazing. Peanut butter, oatmeal and chocolate chips. One of my favorite cookie combinations. ~ thanks, tom

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Louise Donnelly August 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I have just made these cookies – they are fantastic! I put a little extra butter in at the end and shaped them into balls and squashed them. Absolutely perfect – chewy, moist, delish, thanks

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kitchenarian August 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I am so glad you like them. Extra butter is always a good thing in my opinion! 🙂

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Shelby August 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Just pulled a tray of these from the oven and they are delicious! The kids and hubby like them too. Doesn’t look like they will last long! Not to mention how easy they are to “throw” together. Thanks for sharing. This one is keeper at my house!

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Sarah January 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I made these cookies today and they’re AWESOME! I love the combination and they were very simple to make. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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Erica January 29, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I made these cookies tonight for my daughter and husband, they loved them. I loved that they only have 2tble. of butter and 1/2 cup of sugar.;) This one is a keeper!!!!!Thank you for a great recipe.

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kitchenarian January 30, 2012 at 7:29 pm

So glad your family enjoyed them. My family loved them too. I need to bake some soon!

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mary June 30, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I am thrilled to find a yummy recipe with all ingredients on hand. GF can be challenging. This is simple. Thanks.

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