I’m sad that they’re all gone. I had the best week with them. They were perfect with coffee, perfect fuel for my workouts, and a tasty treat after dinner. Now they are gone…every last crumb.
On Friday afternoon, after finishing up a deep clean around the house, I decided to bake some cookies. I went with a peanut butter flavor because that’s Kyle’s favorite. I also wanted a cookie that would be healthy enough to eat with my coffee, or before heading off to the gym. I love it when a cookie has a purpose 🙂 The purpose of fuel to be exact.
Healthier Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 Cup Gluten Free Oats
- 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour (or almond flour)
- 1/2 Tbsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
- 2/3 Cup Swerve (or stevia)
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 Tsps Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil (melted)
- 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter (or your choice of nut butter)
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, baking powder, baking soda, flour, salt, and Swerve together.
- Stir the eggs, melted coconut oil, and vanilla into the dry ingredients.
- Mix in the peanut butter.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Grease a baking sheet and scoop two-tablespoon sized balls of dough onto the baking sheet. Press down with a fork. Leave about one inch between cookies.
- Bake 12-14 minutes (The cookies will continue to cook when you remove them from the oven.) Take them out with they are slightly soft in the middle and fully cooked on the outsides.
I love this recipe because it’s so easy to make. You don’t need any funky ingredients! They are gluten free, dairy free, low sugar, contain complex carbs, and can be made nut free by making some swaps!
I ate these cookies in the morning with my coffee and before the gym!
Peanut Butter: Peanut butter is packed with healthy fats, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, fiber, and protein. Also great on top of oats before a workout! (more)
Oatmeal: Oats are a great complex carb that can lower cholesterol & stabilize blood glucose levels! Also, one of my favorite pre-run fuels. (more)
Eggs: Eggs are a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids! They also contain 11 vitamins & minerals. (more)
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil can help improve gut health by taking out the bacteria and candida! If you eat it with omega-3 fatty acids (eggs), it can become double effective! So these cookies are a win. Coconut oil is a great healthy fat source and improves digestion. (more)
Sea Salt: Salt gets a bad rep. But, if I’m low on salt, I feel it. Sea salt can contain magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and iodine! All wonderful components for a healthy lifestyle! (more)
These cookies sound like a big win to me…
You can use an electric mixer if you want, but I always like to give my arm a good workout 😉 When you’re not using butter, the mixer isn’t that necessary.
Yum! Give me all the peanut butter! (you can use any kind of nut butter in these!)
I was so excited about how delicious these cookies turned out. It’s hard to believe how good these were without the butter, brown sugar, cane sugar, and so on! You honestly couldn’t tell the difference. Kyle LOVED them. The peanut butter cookies are soft in the middle and flaky on the edges. I am going to try these with almond butter and pumpkin next time!
Don’t forget to tag me in your photos if you make these! 🙂 I’m excited to hear your thoughts!
Questions for you!
- Do you enjoy breakfast cookies with your morning coffee?
- What is your favorite kind of peanut butter? Crunchy/Creamy
- What is for dinner tonight?