Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

by Linette

I’m a big fan of chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal, but during the summer a big bowl of oatmeal doesn’t always hit the spot. I still crave it though, so through the years I’ve come up with some recipes to get that heart healthy oatmeal in without sitting down to a steaming bowl when it’s 90`F outside.

One of my favorite recipes is for peanut butter- chocolate chip-oatmeal cookies. This recipe is also very kid friendly, and it’s wheat-free. My son loves to munch on these for an afternoon snack. They’re healthier than many cookies, although they do contain some sweetener in the form of honey. I still feel better about my son eating these than I do pre-packaged cookies. They’re made with whole foods, nothing processed here!

This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies, so I usually freeze a dozen or so to eat later, otherwise my family will gobble them all down in a few days. Plus I think they’re super yummy frozen during the summer, but I sometimes have odd taste buds!

This is definitely a denser cookie, and it doesn’t spread much when it bakes. They hold their shape, so if you want a little flatter cookie use the back of your spoon to flatten them a little before you bake.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup honey (or sugar if you prefer)
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups non hydrogenated peanut butter (I used chunky, but smooth would be great too)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (a little more if you’re a chocoholic like me)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375`F.

2. Mix together the eggs, honey and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl.
3. Stir in the oatmeal and peanut butter with a mixer, on low speed until all the ingredients are well blended.
4. Fold in the chocolate chips.

5. Drop by rounded tablespoon fulls on an un-greased cookie sheet.

6. Bake for 11 to 12 minutes.

Let cool and enjoy! They’re super yummy warm from the oven when the chocolate chips are still a little melty!

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7 comments

Laura O in AK July 1, 2011 - 4:38 pm

Maybe I’m missing something…but how much PB??

They do look good, though.

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Linette July 2, 2011 - 8:24 am

Laura~ No you didn’t miss the peanut butter, I did when I was typing it in from my notes. I even double checked and still missed it! I put it in now! Thanks!

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Jen July 5, 2011 - 11:18 am

How much peanut butter do you use?

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Linette July 5, 2011 - 3:46 pm

Jen~ 1 1/2 cups

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Heather M. July 16, 2011 - 11:31 am

So going to make these this week with my kids, they look so yummy!

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Tree July 17, 2011 - 10:36 pm

YUM!! All of my favorite cookie ingredients in one! :)Thanks for being one of my first “linker-uppers” for the new hop! I’m following you via GFC and FB! Hope to see you again next week for another Monkey Do Monday!

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Michelle January 23, 2014 - 8:40 pm

Just made these delicious cookies. Simple and fabulous! Thanks for the recipe.

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