My favorite recipes come from moments when I get into the kitchen and I am inspired to just play around with ingredients. One night when we were coming home from dinner I knew I wanted something sweet, but I had no idea what I wanted. I came up with these peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and they were almost perfect on the first try.
I can’t believe I got this recipe almost perfect on the first try!
When you are recipe testing it is rare to get things right on the first pass. With some recipe ideas, it still isn’t right even on the fifth try. These peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies were pretty perfect by the second try with just a few small tweaks. One of the main differences I made was switching from plain rolled oats to quick oats. I will elaborate more on this topic later.
These peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are full of flavor, super easy to make and are made with just a few simple ingredients that you might have in your kitchen right now. I think that desserts should be consumed freely and without guilt, but if you are interested in a healthier treat, this is a great option!
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I am constantly working towards a catalog of recipes that I or anyone could pick up at pretty much any moment and make. A list of signature recipes, if you will. I think these peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies will be my go-to sweet treat.
If you put a bag of potato chips and a plate of sweets out in front of me, nine times out of ten I will choose the chips. I usually love salty over sweet, but these peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies were irresistible. I had them out on my counter for a few days and kept making excuses to go to the kitchen for a cookie and a coffee – it was a wonderful week in my home.
Are you a fan of the salty, sweet flavor combination?
I think the thing that makes these peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies so irresistible Is the salty-sweet combo. Before you pop these cookies in the oven you should sprinkle them with an extra sprinkle of flakey sea salt. I love Maldon salt for this and always keep a little pinch jar of it on my kitchen counter.
What tools and ingredients will I need to make this cookie recipe?
It only takes simple kitchen tools and basic ingredients to make these delicious and healthy peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. To start you will need a large mixing bowl for making the cookie dough. Other than that you will need a simple baking sheet and cooling rack for the cookies.
The wet ingredients you will need are a room temperature egg, some creamy peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. The dry ingredients you will need are quick oats, salt, baking soda, and chocolate chips. You will also need some extra flakey sea salt for topping.
What if I only have whole rolled oats?
I highly recommend that you use the quick oats instead of regular rolled oats. The quick oats will cook in the time that the cookies are in the over, but the rolled oats will not be fully cooked through. If you only have rolled oats, place them in the food processor and pulse them a few times until they are cut down into smaller pieces.
Let’s make some Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies!
To make these cookies preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, whisk together the egg, maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Add quick oats, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and fold in gently with a spatula.
Then, allow the batter to sit for about 10 minutes. This will allow the quick oats to absorb some of the liquid. Next, fold in the chocolate chips. Scoop about 1 1/2 tbsp worth of batter onto the baking sheet for each cookie. I use an ice cream scoop for this.
Then, bake in the oven for 18 minutes. Remove the cookies from the over. Allow the cookies to cool and then enjoy! Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze to keep them longer.
Keep reading to find the full recipe for these healthy, simple and delicious cookies! If you make them, please let me know in the comments or on Instagram.