Easy Peanut Butter Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF)

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I have intense cravings for sweets, especially for a chocolate/peanut butter or almond butter situation.  These cookies help me fill this craving without feeling like I just ate one of those Reese’s Bunnies that are all over right now.  Packed with peanut butter and oats with a light sweetening of coconut sugar… these are great healthy cookie option that can be whipped up quickly.  With only seven ingredients, these come together super fast, no dough chilling required.  They are extremely peanut-buttery so if you’re not a huge peanut butter person/crazy these aren’t for you.  They are gluten free and could be dairy free if you substituted dairy free chocolate chips.  These hold really well so they’re a great snack to have around after a workout or when sweet cravings come calling.

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You’ll need:

  • 2/3 cups oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons coconut sugar*
  • 0.5 cup dark chocolate chips*

*could use brown sugar or milk chocolate/semi-sweet chocolate chips.  You could use dairy free chocolate chips to make these dairy free.

To Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  In a small bowl whisk together oats, cinnamon and baking soda.  In a large bowl, whisk the egg.  Stir in the peanut butter and coconut sugar with a rubber spatula.  Stir in dry ingredient.  Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Scoop dough, a tablespoon at a time (I used an ice cream scoop) onto the parchment paper. Smoosh down a little to flatten.  Bake for 10-12 minutes (they should not look super oily in the center).  Let cool completely.  Store in an air-tight container for up to one week.

Inspired by SallysBakingAddiction

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