If you love a peanut butter fanatic, these gluten free peanut butter oat cookies are for you! Full of creamy peanut butter and chocolate flavor!
Creamy peanut butter and chocolate chips will tempt you to eat more than one of these gluten free cookies! If you are a cookie fanatic, wait until you try more of my gluten free cookie recipes!
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Peanut butter, check. Chocolate chips, check. Crunchy Heath bits, check. Ready, set, dive in! IT IS GLUTEN FREE COOKIE TIME!
(And if you prefer a more classic cookie, you must try these gluten free chocolate chip cookies too!)
Do you have family members who can't stay out of your peanut butter jar? My husband and my son are the guilty ones in our house. Give them a spoon and a jar of peanut butter, and they are as happy as can be.
Just wait until they see all of the chips I loaded into these cookies. Not one kind of chocolate chips, but three different chips! I love adding chips of all kinds in recipes. Check out this No-Churn Caramel Chip Ice Cream or this Gluten Free Edible Cookie Dough recipe.
We should name these gluten free peanut butter cookies "Peanut Butter Lovers" cookies. Everyone who loves peanut butter could relate :-). Another way to celebrate the awesomeness of peanut butter is to stuff these gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies with it!
Use certified gluten free oats
I love adding rolled oats to my gluten free cookie recipes, but it is really important to ensure your oats are certified gluten free!! Technically, oats are gluten free, but you can run into a lot of cross-contamination of oats.
Ensuring your brand is certified gluten free will prevent the possibility of glutening, and all of the miserable symptoms that go with it. Here are some of my favorite certified gluten free oats to use.
Mix up the dry ingredients. Use a whisk to really blend the ingredients together.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. You can see how thick the wet ingredients are.
Use a cookie scoop to drop the cookies onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Yummy cookie dough! All you have to do now is bake! Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.
I used a cookie scoop to make sure these cookies were all the same size. Don't forget to flatten the cookie dough balls slightly so they all bake in a uniform way!
I like to use either Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Trader Joe's, or Gluten Free Quaker Oats.
You could use quick oats, but your cookies will not taste the same. Quick oats get super mushy and it will give a different texture to your cookies.
You can use any type of peanut butter you like.
To make these nut-free, try using SunButter instead of peanut butter. Also, you will need to omit the almond flour and add an additional 1/4 cup of gluten free flour blend.
These cookies will keep in an air-tight container up to 4 days. I prefer to freeze them when they are cooled to room temperature. To do this put them into a large Ziplock freezer bag and freeze.
- Peanut butter chips
- Heath candy bits
- Nuts like walnut and pecan
- Certified gluten free oats. It is so important to make sure your oats are safe!
- Fine grind almond flour gives an extra protein boost.
- 1 cup certified gluten free whole rolled oats
- 1/2 cup gluten free flour blend
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- 1 stick butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray coconut oil on a cookie sheet (or use parchment paper to line the cookie sheet) to prevent sticking.
- In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
- In a medium bowl, add all wet ingredients and blend.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
- Add chips and mix well.
- Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until done.
- Remove from the oven and put cookies onto a cooling rack to cool.
1. To make this recipe nut-free, omit the almond flour and use an additional 1/4 cup gluten free flour blend.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g
**If your gluten free flour blend doesn't include Xanthan Gum, please add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon! **Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.
(*Note, I updated the photos in this old post from 1/5/15.)