Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies!
My birthday was this week and I wanted to celebrate with a treat. In lieu of birthday cake, I decided to make a batch of cookies. Not just any cookies, these are flourless! Yep, Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies. There is no gluten free flour to worry about or ingredients that are difficult to find. In fact, you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry…all except for Coconut Sugar.
Coconut sugar may be found in your grocer’s organic food section. Although, I actually found this is the baking aisle along with regular sugar. A little about coconut sugar – it surprisingly tastes absolutely nothing like coconut! It comes from the coconut blossom, rather than the fruit. It has its own subtle taste and is perfect as a 1:1 refined sugar substitute. The best part about coconut sugar is that it includes naturally occurring ingredients magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, B vitamins and amino acids.
Looks similar to brown sugar, but tastes more like molasses in my opinion.
While the recipe doesn’t require a mixer, you will need to refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes. Just enough time for you to preheat the oven and clean up the kitchen.
You will love these! Guiltless, yet very tasty! Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.
2/3 Cup old-fashioned oats
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 large egg
1 Cup peanut butter
6 Tbsp coconut sugar
¼ Cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
In a small bowl, toss the oats, cinnamon and baking soda together and set aside. In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Mix in the peanut butter and coconut sugar with a spatula until well combined. Pour in the dry ingredients and mix well until fully combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Your mixture may seem a little crumbly – that’s OK.
Chill the dough for about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mats. Scoop dough into small balls and place on sheet. Gently press down on the dough mounds with the back of a spoon to slightly flatten. If you forget this step prior to baking, like I did, you can still do it right as they come out of the oven.
Bake for 9-10 minutes. The cookies may look undercooked, but they’ll be just perfect. For a crunchier cookie, bake for 12 minutes.
Allow cookies to cool a couple of minutes before moving them to a wire rack.