Soft and Healthy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Sometimes you just need a cookie.

Healthy oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

(or four…)

I was really hankering for cookies the other night, and since my little sous chef is always willing to help me bake, I thought it would be fun to sneak off to the kitchen to make some cookies. 

As far as the cookies go, I’ll let the pics do the talking since my mouth is full. 

Healthy oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies ready for the oven

Healthy oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies close up

Healthy oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookie close up

These ones are chewy, with melted chocolate chips, and also remarkably light for how decadent they taste. We added almond meal to the dough which always gives cookies a pleasant nutty taste, and satisfying oats. 

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give them a try!

Healthy oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookie stack

Soft and Healthy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
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  1. 1 cup oats
  2. 1/2 cup almond meal
  3. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  4. pinch sea salt
  5. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  6. 2 tbsp melted butter
  7. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  8. 1/4 cup peanut butter
  9. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 and spray a cookie sheet with olive oil or nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, almond meal, cinnamon, sea salt and chocolate chips. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the melted butter, maple syrup, almond butter and vanilla until well-combined. Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir well.
  4. Make cookie shapes onto your cookie sheet (I like to use a melon ball scooper) and bake for 10-12 minutes until set and light golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool one minute on the sheet before transferring to cooling racks. Enjoy!!
The Fitnessista
I was originally planning on freezing some to have as snacks, but I think we all know how that worked out. 



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  1. These cookies look delicious! I will definitely be making these! Maybe even later tonight!

  2. These look amazing and will definitely help with my raging sweet tooth!!

  3. I’ll definitely be trying these. I made the flourless pumpkin bars, again, and I swear we can’t keep them in the house for 24 hours!

  4. Hey Gina. I want to make these today the title says they are oatmeal peanut butter cookies, but there is no peanut butter listed as an ingredient. Is this a typo? I’m confused.

  5. Ahhh these have almost everything I love in cookie form. I wonder if I could sub honey or agave in place of maple syrup?

  6. Is almond meal the same as almond flour? I have never seen almond meal in the stores. yummy

    • Fitnessista says:

      almond meal is ground up almonds -they have it at trader joes- and almond flour is usually dehydrated and ground almond pulp. they’re usually interchangeable in recipes though

  7. Yum! Those look so delicious! I think cookies are always the right addition to mid-week cooking πŸ™‚

  8. These cookies look delicious! Totally making them soon to satisfy my sweet tooth! πŸ™‚

  9. Amy Dreier says:

    I have a little one with a nut allergy, so what would I use in place of the almond meal? Thanks!

  10. Congrats on your new addition and thanks for the great recipe! If I don’t have almond meal on hand, what would be a good substitute?

  11. Do you think you could use regular flour if allergic to almonds?

  12. How many cookies did you get out of this recipe? Looks good!

    • Fitnessista says:

      if we didn’t eat so much dough, i would have a better answer haha
      my guess is 12 and they were average cookies (not the super small ones)

  13. Made these tonight substituting some Justin’s almond butter instead of peanut butter – absolutely delicious! The perfect after dinner treat to enjoy while sipping a little vino and watching The Voice πŸ™‚

  14. These look great! I’m going to make them for and use them for a pre-workout meal when I’m having a sweet tooth.

  15. I made these tonight and holy moly are they good! I needed a lower sugar treat cause I’m having a hard time with sugar after all the Halloween treats and these are perfect. I added a mashed banana to the dough cause it seemed a little loose and they firmed up perfectly!

  16. I made these cookies yesterday and they were delicious! I may have to make another batch this weekend… πŸ˜›

  17. They look so delicious!I will try them tomorrow!I think they are perfect for my craving for sugar moments!!!!

  18. Yum I need to try these! πŸ™‚ x

  19. I tried making these last night and failed. Maybe it’s bc I subbed Coconut Flour for almond meal, didn’t use enough butter, subbed Peanut for Almond Butter and had to mix Maple and Date Syrup together bc I ran out of Maple Syrup. I found that the dough didn’t bind that well together πŸ™

  20. I have made these cookies a few times now for friends and my dads girlfriend said this is the best cookie she has ever had!! She has many food allergies like me so I am always trying your recipes and these ones are definitely a hit! I actually made them with almond butter because I thought the peanut butter was a type HAHA and theyre great!! I will be making these with PB this week! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes and always sharing with us! XOXO

  21. Melissa says:

    Approximately how many cookies doe this recipe make?

  22. Crystal says:

    I was looking for a recipe similar to the ingredients in these peanut butter protein rounds I buy from a local health food store. I’ll probably try this recipe!


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