Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies


Last Updated on June 30, 2020

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

The most delicious chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal cookies are here to satisfy your sweet tooth! Soft baked cookies filled with peanut butter goodness and loaded with mini chocolate chips- you really can’t go wrong.

I love the peanut butter chocolate combo and these totally hit the spot! I was on a mission to create a cookie that was sweet enough, with just the right amount of peanut butter without tasting too chalky. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free, and so delicious with a tall glass of almond (or any) milk.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Here’s what you’ll need for the chocolate chip peanut butter cookies:

  • natural peanut butter– mine was made of just peanuts and salt! I prefer creamy, but chunky peanut butter would work for these as well
  • quick oats– I’ve tested this recipe with rolled oats and the texture wasn’t quite the same. Quick oats cook a lot faster, and yield a softer cookie!
  • coconut sugar– brown sugar would be an equal substitute for these
  • coconut oil– its important to measure the oil softened, at room temperature! If you don’t want a strong coconut flavor, you can use refined coconut oil or substitute non-dairy butter
  • mini chocolate chip– if you don’t have mini, larger ones work, too. Chocolate chips are optional, but always encouraged around here!

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

My cookie scooper is about 1 tbsp in size, but if you wanted a larger, chunkier cookie I would double the scoop.

These peanut butter cookies are perfect for your midday pick me up. They take less than 10 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to freeze, and 8-10 minutes to bake. They’re easy to throw together and require a few of my pantry staples! I can’t wait for you to try them.

If you love the peanut butter chocolate combo like me, be sure to check out my peanut butter fudge pretzel bars!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

5 from 14 votes
Course: Baked Goods


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  • 1 cup 1 quick oats, make sure they’re certified gluten-free if needed

  • 3/4 cup 3/4 creamy peanut butter (just peanuts and salt)

  • 3/4 cup 3/4 coconut sugar

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 softened coconut oil, at room temperature

  • 2 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 mini chocolate chips, or 3/4 cup larger chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Whisk together the eggs, sugar, peanut butter and coconut oil until smooth.
  • Pour in remaining ingredients except for the chocolate and mix until a dough forms, then fold in the chocolate.
  • Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes.
  • Remove dough from fridge and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a small cookie scooper or spoon, scoop out the dough about 1″ apart- I bake 12 at a time. You’ll get about 20 smaller cookies, but with a larger scooper you can make around 12 larger ones.
  • For smaller cookies, bake for 8 minutes then remove from oven. Tap the baking sheet on the stove top twice to flatten out the cookies. For larger cookies, bake closer to 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt and let cool for at least 10-15 minutes.
  • Keep stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.


  • I haven’t tested other nut butters, but I think any one would work in place of peanut butter!
  • If you only have old fashioned rolled oats, you can pulse these lightly in a blender until they’re a slightly chopped

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  1. Thanks for sharing these chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal cookies, these cookie recipe seems so delicious and amazing.

  2. Really delicious cookies. I keep all of my cookies in the freezer & these are excellent frozen. I used regular rolled oats & they were super good!

    • So glad you tried them! I’ve never had them frozen but I’ll definitely give that a try next time 🙂

  3. Michelle

    I made these are they are awesome! I only had on hand half the quantity of oats the recipe called for, so I made up the other 1/2 cup with plant-based protein powder and raw fiber (organic whole psyllium husk) which is great for adding that extra fiber and thickening the dough if you don’t have oats. Worked for me! These are superb and I love that they are nearly 100% vegan. Technically not because I used non-vegan Ghirardelli chocolate chips, but still! These are great. Thanks for posting the recipe.


  4. Brigitte

    These were delicious, I did not have quick cooking oats. I used regular oats and I didn’t even grind up the oats. Great recipe. I will be making these again!!

  5. Making these tonight! Can’t wait to try 🤗

  6. So yummy and easy to bake! I substituted brown sugar for coconut sugar (per the reviews) and the cookies are great! They don’t last that long in our house. 🙂

  7. Just made these. So easy and healthy. Thank you!!

  8. Pessie

    These are perfection! So simple and easy, my 9 and 7 year old made them together. Might need to make another batch tomorrow!

  9. tanya

    absolutely a hit. everyone loves these cookies and have already been asked to make another batch!

  10. Rebecca

    These were so delicious and the perfect chewy texture! Also, I used a flax egg and monk fruit instead, and all that seemed to work out fine.

    • So happy you enjoyed them! good to know a flax egg and sugar substitute worked!

    • excited to try this recipe! wondering if I could use a substitute for the coconut oil? Would applesauce or melted vegan butter work? (coconut oil can break the bank for me sometimes LOL) thank you!!!

      • Hey Nikki, unfortunately applesauce won’t work, but you can substitute vegan butter! You want it to be softened, not fully melted. You can leave it on the counter for 20-30 minutes, or microwave it for 10 seconds at a time until it starts to soften.

  11. How many calories is there in one cookie?

    • Hey Lenah, I don’t calculate nutritional information for my recipes! You can plug in the ingredients online to a tracker and find the breakdown 🙂

  12. Hi, is there a substitute you’d recommend for the coconut sugar?

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