Flourless Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookies

Recipe for one-bowl, naturally sweetened flourless peanut butter trail mix cookies. Gluten-free and full of nuts, chocolate chips and raisins!

You can thank my little sister for these cookies. Well, for the idea, the spark, the overwhelming desire to make these cookies!

She texted me a few weeks (months?) back to tell me that she has been making flourless cookies and oh-my-goodness how awesome they are. Which got me thinking about how I hadn’t made any in probably years. Years!

Which of course turned into me obsessively thinking about how I needed some flourless cookies in my life. Which turned into me deciding that I needed to come up with a recipe stat. Stat.

Because every recipe I found when I turned to the almighty google used either white or brown sugar. And I realllllly wanted to make them with either honey or maple syrup. Because I’m cool like that.

Recipe for one-bowl, naturally sweetened flourless peanut butter trail mix cookies. Gluten-free and full of nuts, chocolate chips and raisins!

Anywho, after quite a few batches of cookies (it’s a hard knock life, huh?), I present to you these flourless peanut butter trail mix cookies! Because I can’t leave well enough alone and needed to jazz them up somehow.

And let me tell you, these are almost dangerously easy to whip up. No fancy equipment. Just a bowl and a wooden spoon. And a relatively short list of ingredients.

Can we talk about the mix-ins for a sec? We have some oats (because I love oats). We have some honey roasted peanuts (because who doesn’t love honey roasted peanuts). We have some sliced almonds (because I’m obsessed with them). We have some juicy raisins and some chocolate chips (for a little sweetness and because, chocolate). You can tinker around with the mix-ins but just make sure you use the same total amount.

Now, these are not cloyingly sweet cookies. Which is how I like my sweets these days. But if you want them a little sweeter you can sub out some of the nuts for extra raisins or chocolate. I like to give you options!

Recipe for one-bowl, naturally sweetened flourless peanut butter trail mix cookies. Gluten-free and full of nuts, chocolate chips and raisins!

One bowl. Naturally sweetened. I’m in cookie heaven (which translates into trouble).

Yield: about 16 to 18 cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookies

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:10 minutes

Total Time:25 minutes

Recipe for one-bowl, naturally sweetened flourless peanut butter trail mix cookies. Gluten-free and full of nuts, chocolate chips and raisins!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter*
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup honey roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup raisins (or golden raisins)
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, egg, vanilla, baking powder and salt until combined (it will look really runny at first from the maple syrup – but keep mixing and the peanut butter will absorb it (for lack of a better way to describe it)). Add in the oats, peanuts, almonds, raisins and chocolate chips. Mix until combined (the batter will be thick – you’ll need to use a little arm power!).
  3. Scoop about 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons of dough (I use my large cookie scoop) and drop on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Use your fingers to flatten each cookie a little. Bake for about 10 to 13 minutes, until the cookies are set and just starting to lightly brown. Let the cookies cool directly on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

*If you can, I recommend using a natural peanut butter that is no stir here. I use the Whole Foods brand creamy organic peanut butter and it works perfectly (<— not sponsored!). If you do have to stir your peanut butter, you need to make sure it is very well stirred before you use it here (i.e. it’s not at all separated and you stir it together really well! I can’t emphasize that enough!). If you don’t stir it completely together, it will be runny for the recipe.

You could also use regular (not natural) peanut butter instead!

To ensure that these are gluten free, be sure to use certified gluten free rolled oats.

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