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Healthy Oatmeal & Peanut Butter Cookies

This delicious recipe is made with just a few ingredients including homemade natural peanut butter, heart-healthy and fiber rich old fashion oats, maple syrup and best of all they're flourless



These healthy peanut butter & oatmeal cookies are free from flour and processed sugar.

When a recipe calls for sugar, brown sugar, etc. I simply replace it with the equivalent measurement of pure maple syrup. Maple syrup is a superb sugar substitute and rarely will you realize sugar is even missing.

I love finding favorite desert and treat recipes and turning the unhealthy version into a

guilt-free treat. Those of you that know me or follow my recipes know that I've all but cut refined and processed sugars from my cooking. When a recipe calls for sugar, brown sugar, etc. I simply replace it with the equivalent measurement of pure maple syrup. Maple syrup is a superb sugar substitute and rarely will you realize sugar is even missing.


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I love peanut butter (who doesn't love peanut butter?), oats, and chocolate so I decided to try a new cookie the eliminates sugar and flour. Whenever possible I forgo flour and use alternatives if at all possible. This recipe gives you the extra chewy gooey peanut butter

goodness you love without all the added 'not so great for you' ingredients. Did I mention I make my own peanut butter? Yes, I do, and it's not only delicious, but it's free from unnecessary sugars, salt, and oils.


When mixing the ingredients together it will be pretty rigid, and once mixed take 1-1/2 tbsp of the mixture and roll it into a ball, it will soon become very workable and almost oily (especially if you use natural or homemade peanut butter). When you've formed your cookie ball you will want to take the back of a spoon and gently press it down into the desired cookie shape as they will not flatten out while cooking and for the most part maintain their shape, be careful as the edges may crack and come apart, just shape back together.




Ingredients:


1 cup natural or homemade peanut butter

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 egg

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup gluten-free, organic old fashion oats

1/2 cup cacao or bittersweet chocolate baking chips


Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

In a bowl mix together peanut butter, egg, maple syrup, and vanilla until smooth

In a separate bowl sift together oats and baking soda and add to wet mixture and mix together until combined.

Add chocolate chips

Scoop out 1-1/2 tbsp of the mixture and form into a ball and place on sheet

Use back of spoon to push down in middle of the cookie

Bake 6 - 8 cookies at a time about 1-1/2" - 2" apart for about 10-12 minutes


Let cookies cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!





I hope you've enjoyed this healthier alternative recipe! Comment below.







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