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Maple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten-Free)

I’ve been super absent here lately.

It’s mostly because I’ve been working eleventy-billion hours, which means I’ve been exhausted and never home. And the tiny bit of free time that I’m able to grab has been devoted to trip planning for two big upcoming international trips. So suffice to say, I haven’t been cooking much lately, and haven’t had the energy to try new recipes. And the few new recipes I have tried have been kind of meh. And you deserve better than meh.

maple peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie baked

These are definitely not meh. They’re not the most amazingly glorious things you’ve ever put in your mouth, but they are delicious and sweet and pretty darn healthy when it comes down to it. As I’ve mentioned a few times, I’m always on the lookout for good gluten-free recipes that use normal ingredients.

Maple Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

They have an interesting texture—the dough acts a lot like no-bake cookie dough, quite sticky. And the baked cookies are crumbly (not dry, just break apart easily), and super chocolate-y, and really quite sweet.

Maple Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Milk

These are made with oat flour, peanut butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup. You can use whatever kind of chocolate chips you want, but I tried these huge Ghiradelli dark chocolate discs. SO. MUCH. CHOCOLATE.

maple peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough

Overall these were a great gluten-free addition to my repertoire. They were super easy to throw together, and healthy enough that I didn’t feel guilty sneaking one or two with my coffee the next morning!

maple peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie oats

maple peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie oat flour

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper (if you don’t have parchment paper, lightly grease the baking sheets).

If you don’t keep oat flour on hand, it’s super easy to make your own. Pulse the rolled oats in a food process (preferable) or blender until powdery, about 30 seconds.

maple peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie wet ingredients

Measure out the peanut butter and maple syrup—doing both at the same time in a 2-cup liquid measuring cup is easiest. Just add peanut butter to the 2/3 cup line, then pour in maple syrup until you reach the 1 1/3 cup total liquid line. Pour the peanut butter and maple syrup mixture into a mixing bowl. Add the melted butter or oil and whisk that in as well (as you can see, I was dumb and didn’t melt the coconut oil, so I had to stick the whole thing into the microwave).

maple peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie wet & dry ingredients

Beat in the egg with the whisk, then the vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Using a big spoon, stir in the oat flour and rolled oats.

maple peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie chocolate chips

maple peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough2

Finally, stir in the chocolate chips.

maple peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie ready to bake

maple peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie ready to bake closeup

Drop the dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper using a teaspoon.

Maple Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies done

Bake the cookies, switching racks midway through (assuming you have two cookie sheets) until they’re barely set and just beginning to turn golden around the edges. Should take about 12 minutes.

Maple Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies finished

Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely on the pans. They’ll keep fresh in a ziploc for a few days, though if you transport them at all you’ll likely end up with cookie pieces, not whole cookies!

Maple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

  • 2/3 cup of natural peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup of real maple syrup, preferably grade B
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) of unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fine-grain sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cup of oat flour (old-fashioned rolled oats, ground briefly in a food processor)
  • 1 1/2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used less, this felt excessive)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper (if you don’t have parchment paper, lightly grease the baking sheets).
  2. Measure out the peanut butter and maple syrup—this is easiest to just do in a 2-cup liquid measuring cup. Add peanut butter to the ⅔ cup line, then pour in maple syrup until you reach the 1⅓ cup total liquid line.
  3. Pour the peanut butter and maple syrup mixture into a mixing bowl. Add the melted butter or oil and whisk until the mixture is well blended. Use the whisk to beat in the egg, then whisk in the vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Using a big spoon, stir in the oat flour, rolled oats and chocolate chips until they are evenly combined.
  4. Drop the dough by the tablespoon onto your prepared baking sheets. Bake the cookies, switching racks midway through (assuming you have two cookie sheets) until they’re barely set and just beginning to turn golden around the edges. Should take about 12 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely on the pans. Will keep fresh in a ziploc for a few days.

Original recipe from Cookie+Kate

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