olive oil peanut butter oatmeal cookies

June  1, 2021
10 Ratings
Photo by petitbakes
Author Notes

soft, chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies made with olive oil which helps enchance the nutty flavor of the peanut butter. They'll become an instant favorite. —Fatimah Steele

  • Makes about 15 cookies
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 heaping tablespoons peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
In This Recipe
  1. In a medium bowl combine the first six ingredients, give them a stir.
  2. In a separate bowl add in your egg, oil, vanilla and peanut butter, whisk until smooth.
  3. Add in your dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  4. Chill for at least 15 mins. Shape into balls place on baking sheet and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Bake at 350 for about 11 mins.
  5. Allow to cool for about 3-5 mins on the baking sheet, then transfer to cooling rack.

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9 Reviews

coco February 18, 2021
I enjoyed this healthy feeling cookie. It’s simple and comforting. For anyone who found the batter a little dry, I subbed honey (in equal portion) for the brown sugar. This with my natural peanut butter made the batter very easy to deal with and mix. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Angelica April 1, 2020
The first time I made this it was perfect! I added cardamom for some zest and dark chocolate chunks, because why not! The second time however- it was so crumbly it barely held together. I blame dry peanut butter! I should have added an extra egg white so it could hold itself together.
Valerie F. January 4, 2020
This is my favorite cookie recipe! Due to food allergies I have to leave out the cinnamon and sub oat flour for the regular flour and they still turn out amazing! Thank you!
Laura R. May 26, 2018
Followed the recipe exactly. The salt on top is necessary. These were yummy straight out of the oven while warm.
AntoniaJames February 1, 2018
These look great! Must try. ;o)
Laurel T. December 25, 2017
We loved these. The salt is a MUST. I had to add quite a bit more olive oil than called for. My mixture was too dry. But, the end result was great. Heart healthy!
Oat&Sesame August 24, 2019
I also had to add extra olive oil - the dough was very dry.
jalapeno May 18, 2017
just fyi, the 7th ingredient is the egg
jalapeno June 16, 2017
This is my third time making them. Greatly satisfying for cookie taste, but with a sophisticated olive-oil induced deepness. (I've added dark chocolate chunks a couple times without changing anything else and it works great)