Soft, chewy gluten free peanut butter oatmeal pecan cookies made with natural creamy peanut butter, old fashioned rolled oats, and buttery pecans. This healthier cookie recipe is made without any butter, dairy, or refined sugars and is super easy to make!
These wholesome peanut butter oatmeal pecan cookies are basically the cookie I’ve always dreamed of. The perfect combination of a crispy peanut butter cookie and a chewy oatmeal cookie loaded with crunchy pecans. Crisp edges on the outside and an ultra-soft, slightly underbaked center for the perfect chewiness on the inside.
I think these cookies might have the potential to be considered a ‘healthier’ version of a regular cookie. They are packed with protein, a good amount of fiber, omega fatty acids, complex carbs, healthy fats, and whole grains.
Using wholesome flour made with flaxseeds and rice bran takes these cookies to a healthier level. Along with using natural coconut sugar and maple syrup as sweeteners instead of regular refined sugar and coconut oil instead of butter. If you can make a cookie healthier without it tasting any different, why wouldn’t you? That just means you can eat more without feeling guilty!
All-natural creamy peanut butter is the key to making these cookies taste so amazing and packed with true peanut butter flavor. I like to use “drippy” peanut butter made with just peanuts and salt. Old fashioned rolled oats give the cookies the most amazing chewy texture while chopped pecans add a wonderful crunch and nuttiness.
Grab the ingredients and make yourself a batch of these amazingly hearty, flavorful, and delicious wholesome peanut butter oatmeal pecan cookies. Enjoy them with your favorite glass of milk or sandwiched between vanilla ice cream. Oh, the possibilities!