Monday, 20 May 2013

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (No Flour, No Butter)



We have a tradesman working at our house at the moment. He is remodeling our laundry (plus whatever else we think of for him to do while he's here - this job could go on forever). He is here every day and every day, when I bake, I make him a cup of coffee and take him a "sample" of whatever I've been baking. I think he sort of looks forward to his morning/afternoon cup of coffee and "baked surprise". This morning when I approached him with todays offering straight from the oven, he said "Mmmmmm, Hot Cookie", for I moment I thought he was referring to me - awkward.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (No Flour, No Butter)
slightly adapted from Ambitious Kitchen
Make 16

1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 large eggs
2/3 cup rolled oats (not instant)
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.

In small bowl mix together the oats and bicarbonate of soda and set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the peanut butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth, about 3 minutes. Mix in dry ingredients on low speed, then gently fold in chocolate chips with a spatula.

Wet your hands then take lumps of dough and roll them into 5cm balls and place onto a baking tray 5cm apart.  

Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes and remove when edges barely begin to turn a golden brown. The cookies may look a little underdone, but they will continue to cook once you remove them from the oven. Cool for 2 minutes on the baking tray then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. I make a version of these and my husband requests them once a week (okay, more, but I give in no more than once a week). Never have added oats before though! Trying that next time for sure!

  2. Hahah I love that :P & I love your cookies too, no flour, no butter, I'm in!!! But just for this recipe hun, not forever :)

  3. You absolutely crack me up. I'll be back for the recipe later. Thanks for my first morning chuckle.

  4. Haha, awkward yes... He will never want to leave. I am so intrigued by this and can't wait to try it!

  5. Hey Little Kitchie - Oats means they're health food, right?

  6. Yeah Gabrielle - No flour, no butter - I won't be making a habit of it either.

  7. Hey Pink Patisserie. You wont believe they will work, but they will.

  8. You make me laugh out loud. Again. :D These cookies look great. Will have to try them out later this week.

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