Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are made without any flour or dairy. A naturally sweetened gluten free cookie that everyone will love.

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These peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy, gluten free, and dairy free!

That’s right, a chocolate chip cookie recipe made without any dairy or wheat. 

We love them as much as we do these gluten free monster cookies.

While these cookies are not the same texture as ‘regular’ cookies, they are delicious in their own way. 

If you are looking for an easy and healthy cookie recipe, give these a try!

“THESE ARE MAGICAL!! And low fodmap depending on the chocolate you use!! I am beyond impressed. I never really leave reviews or comments but these were SO easy and JUST what I needed! Thank you so much! -a dairy free gluten free low fodmap lady looking for some good foood”

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How to make flourless chocolate chip cookies

To make cookies without flour, you will need gluten free rolled oats that will mix with the peanut butter to form a chewy cookie texture.

These are also known as old fashioned oats.

They are not the same thing as quick oats or steel cut oats. 

For the peanut butter, I use all natural peanut butter without added sugar.

The only ingredients should be peanuts and salt!

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This recipe comes together in minutes and is only 8 ingredients!

If you have kids, they would love to help make these easy cookies too. 

First, whisk together the gluten free oats, salt, and baking powder.

In a separate bowl, beat together the peanut butter, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla until combined. 

Add the oat mixture to the batter, and beat to combine. 

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Fold in the chocolate chips, and your batter is ready!

To make sure that this recipe is dairy free, be sure to find chocolate chips that do not contain any dairy. 

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Use a nonstick cookie sheet and drop the dough into cookie shapes on the pan. 

Bake at 350 degrees until the tops are cooked. 

Remove from the baking sheet onto cooling racks. 

Time may vary based on your oven as well as the size of the cookies. 

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I get so many compliments when I make these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and no one can believe that they don’t have any flour in them!

Many readers have commented how remarkably normal (and delicious!) they taste, and you wouldn’t guess that they do not contain the typical flour used to make chocolate chip cookies.

Reviews on these cookies:

From Anita: “OK, so here’s the deal… literally just made these. Don’t have any maple syrup so I substituted honey. I baked for 10 minutes and when I took out they were still soft but as they’re cooling they are getting firmer. I just ate one because I couldn’t resist… They smell so good. Thank you thank you for this recipe. LOVE LOVE LOVE”

From Tatum: “I took these to a party and they were a hit! I was afraid they wouldn’t be good (not a lot of healthier cookies are), but these were delicious. Many people asked for the recipe. I made them with natural crunchy peanut butter that had salt, and followed the recipe as is. I can’t wait to make these again.

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While I personally don’t have a gluten intolerance, there are many people that do, as well as those who just wish to avoid flour as much as possible.

This is one of my favorite recipes to show how easy and delicious it can be to make a healthy dessert.

You don’t have to compromise on flavor when you are making a healthy lifestyle change!

Flourless chocolate chip cookies

Oats and oat flour are one of my favorite ways to make recipes gluten free. 

In my opinion, most gluten free flour blends are overpriced and texture can vary quite a bit. 

I use gluten free oats in this recipe and no flour at all.

Super easy to find ingredients and so simple to make.

The texture is really satisfying you feel like you’re eating just a regular cookie!

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While this recipe calls for maple syrup, some readers in the comments below have substituted honey for great results.

I personally use maple syrup and honey interchangeably, so feel free to use whichever one you have on hand!

I buy grade a pure maple syrup regularly, and use it all the time for baking recipes.

It doesn’t taste maple syrup-y at all.

It’s a healthier alternative to white sugar and you won’t ever taste the difference!

I actually buy my maple syrup specifically for baking.

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The only sweetener that I cannot recommend for sure is anything powdered as I have not tested it.

If you try this recipe with normal sugar please let me know how it turns out in the comments!

Can these be made without peanut butter?

Yes! Just substitute another butter, such as almond butter or sunflower seed butter.

Do you grind up the oats first?

Nope! Just use whole gluten free old fashioned rolled oats, no need to grind them up.

Can you use PB2 in place of peanut butter?

I haven’t tried it, so I cannot guarantee results. Let me know if you try it!

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I love how light these taste. They are chewy and sweet and the texture isn’t exactly like normal cookies (obviously), but it is addictive!

Also, be sure to check out my roundup of 25 gluten free dairy free desserts!

More gluten free dessert recipes

Try these flourless peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for a way healthier cookie with all of the flavor that you will love!

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4.49 from 840 votes

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

By: Joy Shull
Easy gluten free and flourless peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 20


  • 1 cup creamy all natural peanut butter, the only ingredients should be peanuts and salt
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a bowl, beat peanut butter, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the oats, baking powder, and salt
  • Add dry mixture to wet and beat until combined
  • Beat or stir in the chocolate chips
  • Drop batter into cookie shapes on a non stick baking sheet
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-13 minutes, or until the center is cooked through



Calories: 174kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 89mg, Potassium: 164mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 28IU, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. WONDERFUL! It’s hard for me to not fiddle with a recipe, but I wouldn’t change a thing. I did sneak in a bit of cinnamon, not because it needed it, but just because I love it with oatmeal and chocolate. So good that I whipped up a second batch to share.

  2. Absolutely delicious!!
    I have been on a journey to find a gluten free cookie recipe that reminds me of a regular cookie for years (gluten free flour blends don’t do it for me). This is it!!!
    I did one tray as written and then added a slight bit of pure almond extract, dash of cinnamon, and shredded coconut to the batter….also amazing!!
    I used a small cookie scoop to get 40 cookies, which were the perfect size for me.
    Definitely a keeper! Thanks!!

  3. Hi! Awesome recipe. Great texture when I sub’d mashed banana for the syrup and added 1 TBSP extra oats. Cannot put them down!

  4. I have Jif natural peanut butter which has sugar a tiny bit of salt and molasses can I still use it or does the recipe have to be modified?

  5. Very tasty.
    I was low on maple syrup and only used 1/4 cup. Even with less sweetener they were delicious.

  6. only thing better would be to substitute the sweetener for a non sugar substitute. Maple syrup and honey are sugar. Diabetics need to avoid the 3 whites. Sugar, salt and flour. Looks like a great recipe!! Thank you!!

    1. @Marie, honey and maple syrup are a sweetener with a lower glycemic index than white sugar plus maple syrup is a sustainable sweetener. I use a lot of coconut sugar (made from the flower nectar, so does not taste of coconut), it is what I use for my diabetic friends as it also has a low glycemic index. That is what is most important. They cause no sugar “high” or major spike in the bloodstream.

  7. I doubled this recipe and baked it in a 9×13 for about 20-25min and made them into cookie bars. Holds together really well and tastes delicious! Using crunchy peanut butter might give these a nice pop of texture.