I’ve been baking these peanut butter oatmeal cookies for a while now, quite simply because they are a quick and easy sweet treat that can be done in half an hour.
I do love cooking but I don’t like complicated cooking. Good, easy, hearty food is what I’m about.
Unfortunately I suffer with IBS and will go through periods where I can’t eat anything with normal flour in. Therefore flourless recipes like this become a godsend and way of giving in to my sweet tooth.
I am also a huge lover of peanut butter and use it as a secret (or not so secret) ingredient in many recipes. (Try putting a spoonful in your stirfry right at the end – make a hole in the middle, put one or two spoonfuls in, let it melt and soften slightly before mixing in. Yum!)
Preparation will only take around 10 minutes plus 12-15 minutes baking time.
Ingredients – makes 10 cookies
2 sachets of Quaker Oats So Simple Original Porridge Oats
225g Smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
1tsp baking powder
25g dark chocolate (Or any other chocolate/cookie filling you like)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- In a large bowl combine peanut butter, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Using a wooden spoon use those muscles and mix the ingredients until they have combined, should only take 2-3 minutes. Don’t over mix you want the cookies to have texture but be sure the mixture is creamy.
- Pour oats and baking powder into bowl and fold in.
- With a rolling pin or similar utensil bash your dark chocolate until broken into small pieces and add to mixture. (At this stage add the splash of milk or greek yoghurt if cookie mixture is too dry and ingredients aren’t sticking together – but don’t make it too wet either)
- Spoon cookie mix onto a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper. I use two baking sheets so the cookies have space to expand and rise.
- Bake in preheated over for 12-15minutes until lightly browned. Test by checking the cookies are crisped on the outside but slightly squidgy to the touch – they will continue to cook once out of the oven.
Enjoy warm or cold or freeze and save for another time.