These vegan oatmeal peanut butter cookies are very easy to make and are very healthy. They are made with rolled oats – which are turned into flour – and then mixed with banana, ground flax seeds and organic creamy peanut butter. You don’t need anything besides a large bowl and a cookie sheet. This recipe makes 6 cookies. Feel free to double the batch if you want more. I usually like to make smaller batches first when I’m developing recipes in case they don’t turn out well and it’s a waste haha!
These peanut butter cookies are soft and a little chewy, and since I don’t like to use a lot of sugar in my recipes, they aren’t very sweet either, which I like. I recommend trying them, as I think they make a really nutritious snack. It’s almost like a breakfast in a cookie haha!
If you are gluten-free, make sure your oats are labeled gluten-free. The quality of your peanut butter will make a big difference. I recommend purchasing an organic peanut butter free of all those oils, sugar and salt. It will also taste better. If you are Paleo or can’t have peanuts, substitute with almond butter.
- ¾ cup organic peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
- ¼ cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp ground flax and/or chia seeds
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grind the rolled oats to turn them into a flour.
- In a large bowl, mash the banana.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined.
- Make 6 cookies with the dough. Place on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 18-20min.