Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Feb 13, 2019

Happy Valentines Day!

“All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt” – Charles Schulz.  ⁣

These flourless chocolate chip cookies will change your life.  I promise! ⁣

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I am sharing with you my flourless chocolate chip cookies!  My bf is a major fan of my regular chocolate chip walnut cookies.  Since I’m always experimenting in the kitchen I decided to come up with a flourless recipe.

I’ve already established in my apple nachos post that I love peanut butter and chocolate.  So, of course, these crumbly cookies contain both! 

In this recipe, I used oats to replace the flour.  If you are gluten-free make sure your oats are labeled as gluten-free.  Some brands may be made in a facility that also processes gluten-containing products.

Instead of using butter in this recipe I used peanut butter.  My favorite brand is Santa Cruz Organic.  Their peanut butter contains only roasted peanuts with a tiny dash of salt.  That’s right just creamy peanut butter goodness! I literally put their peanut butter on anything and everything I possibly can.

Why am I replacing traditional cookie ingredients?

Well, recently my aunt requested that I come up with a “healthier” version of her favorite treat, chocolate chip cookies.  Being the good niece I am I created this recipe especially for her, but I also discussed ways she can view desserts differently.

These cookies may have different nutritional properties, but in no way am I saying to never have a regular cookie.  My nutrition philosophy believes all of your favorite foods can fit into your life. If this is something you struggle with I would love to help you find peace with all foods.

How are you spending Valentine’s Day?  Are you making anything yummy?

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Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Heather Lasco, RD
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x


These flourless chocolate chip cookies are perfect for anyone craving something sweet. They’re filled with chocolatey peanut butter goodness.


  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, roughly chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl mix together eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine dry and wet ingredients together and mix well.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.;Scoop batter out into balls and place on the cookie sheet. Press down on each cookie with a fork.
  6. Bake 9-12 minutes or until edges are golden. Let cookies cool on the pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack or your mouth! Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Cookies

Keywords: flourless chocolate chip cookies, dessert recipes, gluten free friendly, peanut butter, oatmeal, quick oats

Let me know if you try these flourless chocolate chip cookies in the comments section below!

1 Comment

  1. Aunt Kris

    You are a good niece! I will have to make Amanda bake them for me asap. We allknow my baking skills. I love you for making this recipe for me!


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