Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

These Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Bars are about to change your life. They’re gooey, on the healthier side, and kid-friendly! We used all natural sugar (hey, maple syrup!), white whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and all-natural peanut butter to keep these bar cookies as whole as possible.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

It’s Friday and you deserve a COOKIE BAR. These aren’t you average cookie bars…

They’re Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Bars.

You guys died over this sneak peek on Instagram stories, so we rejiggered our content calendar to get these up ASAP. We also made them two more times to make sure they’re perfect…and, well, they are! This recipe is a spin-off of our Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, but we added in some rolled oats and white whole wheat flour for more of a traditional cookie bar texture. This recipe is gooey, satisfying, and just the best. They’re not too sweet and you don’t have to worry about refined sugars because this cookie bar recipe is made with maple syrup and you can use vegan chocolate chips as well! Here’s what else you need:

What You Need

Dough in bowl

Let’s talk all-natural peanut butter for a second. We get this question all the time, what are your favorite all-natural peanut butters to bake with? What I like to look for in all-natural peanut butter is: 1. no added sugar and 2. the consistency. You want to make sure that your all-natural peanut butter is drippy and smooth. If the oil is separated from the nut butter, no fear, give it a nice stir and you should be good to go. Here are some of my favorite brands to use when it comes to all-natural peanut butter.

Best All-Natural Peanut Butter Brands

  • Smuckers (ALL-TIME FAV)
  • Whole Foods
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Costco
  • Trader Joe’s

As you can see I’m just a littttttle bit passionate about peanut butter. Sry not sry.

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Recipe

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

These Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Bars are about to change your life. They’re gooey, on the healthier side, and kid-friendly! We used all natural sugar (hey, maple syrup!), white whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and all-natural peanut butter to keep these bar cookies as whole as possible.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 9 bars

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and spray an 8×8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. Next, add all of your dry ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk your eggs. Then add the rest of your wet ingredients to the eggs. Mix well.
  4. Slowly add your dry ingredients to wet ingredients. When ingredients are well combined, pour dough into your baking pan. Spread evenly.
  5. Bake at 350ºF for 15-18 minutes (depending on your oven) and how gooey you want your bars).

Notes

  • Option to sub any other drippy nut butter such as cashew or almond for the peanut butter.
  • Option to sub the white whole wheat flour for a gluten-free flour blend. We do not recommend subbing for coconut flour.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/9
  • Calories: 361
  • Sugar: 19
  • Sodium: 179
  • Fat: 21
  • Carbohydrates: 37
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 9
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