It’s national peanut butter cookie day, so let’s make a healthier version of one of my all time favorites: peanut butter cookies! I am a huge peanut butter lover and crave it at least a couple days a week. Usually I settle for an apple with a dollop of crunchy peanut butter, but for those days when you need a little treat this peanut butter cookie recipe is just perfect.
Now this is not your average flour and sugar filled cookie we have come to know (and dare I say, love?). This is a gluten-free, refined sugar free, dairy-free & guilt-free peanut butter cookie! My kids (and even my hubs) love it, and don’t seem to miss all those extra ingredients. Pure peanut butter delicious-ness in every bite. I hope your hungry kiddos enjoy these as much as mine!
1/4 cup peanut butter (I use the natural organic kind with only peanuts and no added salt)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup oat flour (I use regular rolled oats and grind them in a food processor. If you like a super smooth cookie, you can always buy actual oat flour)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix first 4 wet ingredients. Add oat flour and stir until just combined. Use an ice cream or cookie scoop to scoop dough onto parchment lined baking sheet. Press cookies with fork to make a criss cross pattern (batter may stick a bit, so just gently lift). Bake for about 7-10 minutes or until cookies are barely browned.