Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies [vegan]

Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (vegan)

A healthier treat, these peanut butter oatmeal cookies are low in refined sugar, contain no refined oils and are full of fiber and peanut-y flavour. The consistency of your peanut butter matters in this recipe; if your natural peanut butter is on the dry side (not easily scooped or poured) you should add 1-2 tbsp of vegetable oil to the wet ingredients to retain moisture in the final cookie.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter oatmeal cookies, vegan peanut butter cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 174 kcal
Author Heidi Richter


  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter smooth or crunchy
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups spelt flour or whole wheat
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats


  1. Preheat the oven to 375'F and line a medium sized baking tray with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, sugar, vanilla and almond milk. Beat on high for about 1 minute.

  3. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and beat on high until incorporated. Stir in the oats (the dough will be quite thick).
  4. Using a cookie scoop, portion the dough into 12 balls and place onto the prepared baking tray. Gently press each cookie with the palm of your hand to 1/2" thick. Then, press the tines of a fork on top of each cookie to create that quintessential peanut butter cookie look.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-17 minutes or until the edges are golden. Remove from oven and let cool.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can also be doubled. Cookies will last covered at room temperature for several days. Almond butter will also work in this recipe. For a school-safe version, almond butter or seed butter can be used, however check with your child's particular school in advance to clarify acceptable ingredients for lunch boxes.

Nutrition Facts
Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an approximation of the nutrition offered in this recipe, and is created using a nutrition calculator. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your preferred calculator.