Flourless M&M Oatmeal Cookies
These Flourless M&M Oatmeal Cookies are perfect for packing in lunchboxes, munching on after school or work, and pack a nutritional wallop since they are packed full of oats and peanut butter. You’d never guess these thick and chewy cookies are refined flour free!
I have to admit, I’m not really much of a cookie baker. Cookie eater, yes – I’m totally down with that. But when it comes to mixing, chilling, scooping, baking, cooling…all that work and waiting? By that time, I’ve pulled the half gallon of ice cream out of the freezer and I’m already on my merry way to sugar coma. Patience is not my forte, yo.
So when the cookie craving strikes, I need something that
#1: is quick and easy (aka: no chill time involved and mixes up in a flash);
#2: requires very few ingredients; and
#3: won’t break the calorie bank because I’m likely to eat the entire batch myself.
I LOVE these little refined flour-free gems because they don’t require any oil or butter. Boo-yah!
They are SO easy to make and are a great recipe to have the kiddos help with. This cookie dough is a bit drier than some others than you might be used to, so you really need to use your hands to form the dough into balls and flatten into disks. It’s perfect for little helping hands!
We had some extra dark chocolate chips, so we sprinkled some of those on as well. M&M’s, dark chocolate chips – top these with whatever chocolate you have on hand. You can either incorporate them into the batter or just press them right on top just before baking – your choice. 😉
Another wonderful thing about this recipe is that it makes just 10 good sized cookies – for us, that’s just enough to pack in lunchboxes for the week, and a few more to have as either an after school (or work!) snack, or an after dinner “something sweet” (in my book, this is better than the slice of cheesecake or chocolate cake I might otherwise choose).
I used to think baking with anything other than all-purpose flour was just, well…weird. But it turns out that oat flour really is super yummy, and since it’s so much healthier than all-purpose, I don’t feel quite as bad consuming a cookie or two here and there. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like we’re eating these on the daily (although I most certainly could), but at least I’m working toward making some better choices here and there when I can.
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.
- Combine oat flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, Stevia, and salt in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
- In a small bowl, mix together vanilla, egg, peanut butter and honey until smooth.
- Pour peanut butter mixture into flour mixture and stir together until the mixture forms a dough. Divide mixture into 10 balls and drop onto cookie sheet, pressing down slightly into disks. Top with M&Ms (you may also stir candies into dough).
- Bake cookies 7 to 8 minutes, or until just set. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool on wire rack.
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Interestingly enough, I didn’t grow up with an interest in cooking. In fact, I informed my mother on multiple occasions that I was not getting an advanced education so I could spend my evenings preparing meals.
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