What happens when you take an easy peanut butter cookie recipe and mash it with the best chocolate chip cookie recipe? You get the most delicious easy peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. These cookies have all the goods, and the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen, just waiting to be mixed. If you’re a frequent visitor to our site, you know we love three things above all: efficiency, convenience, and nutrition.
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As far as sweet treats go, it doesn’t get much better than these cookies. They are not too sweet, they stay moist for a few days if you can resist eating them all immediately, and they have a great combination of carbs, protein, and not-so-bad-for-you fats. The recipe can be made with conventional sugar or Truvia for those looking to cut a few extra calories, are watching their sugar intake, or if you’re looking for something diabetic-friendly. We also like to use old-fashioned oats, Ghridellie dark chocolate chips, and crunchy peanut butter for a little extra texture.
All the ingredients are mixed in one bowl with a fork or spatula and baked on two baking sheets, making minimal and speedy cleanup. Since there are only five ingredients on the list, the chances of having to make a special run to the grocery store are minimal. If you’re anything like me, a non-baker, when the moment of inspiration strikes, I better have everything on hand, or I probably won’t make the recipe. So when it's 10:00 pm, and you just remembered you’re supposed to bring something to share tomorrow, these cookies are a great last-minute save.
My Favorite Pantry Staples for This Recipe and More
Dark chocolate chips - I prefer to use dark chocolate in everything. This may be a good option if you bake a lot; otherwise, your local grocery should have a smaller quantity of the same brand available.
Bonus! Truvia is a great substitute for sugar in the recipe and doesn't compromise the taste or texture. If you've never tried this sugar alternative, there's never been a better time than right now!