Apple Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies ~ Pearls + Girls

Yep, I’m still bakin’ up a storm with the 20 lbs of apples we picked a couple weeks ago!  Apples and peanut butter are a favorite snack around my house, so it seemed like a good idea to add them to a traditional oatmeal cookie recipe.  Mmmmm, was I right or what?!?! 🙂

A few of these Apple Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies would be perfect for breakfast on the run or a simple snack or lunchbox treat.  The nuttiness of the peanut butter pairs beautifully with the texture of the oatmeal.  The shredded apples add some moisture resulting in a soft, chewy cookie with a hint of sweetness from the brown sugar.  Enjoy! 🙂

Apple Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies

I used creamy peanut butter for this recipe, but you could easily swap it out for crunchy peanut butter.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded apples (about 2 large apples)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour (I use the King Arthur brand)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the peanut butter and brown sugar together on medium speed for one minute.
  3. Add the eggs,shredded apples and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  4. Add the baking soda, cinnamon, oats and flour, mix until just combined.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop or a tablespoon, form balls of dough, place on a parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheet and press down with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly.
  6. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool for 2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
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Comments

  1. says

    Love this recipe! So much goodness and so much deliciousness in one recipe! Found you via An Affair From The Heart’s Theme Tuesday. It’s nice to ‘meet’ you! Pinned your recipe to make as soon as I can. By the way, I co-host a recipe blog hop called Hearth and Soul which is live on my blog AprilJHarris.com now – this is the perfect recipe for it if you have time to share!

    • KatieKatie says

      Hi April! I love Michaela’s page, I’m so glad you found me through Affair From the Heart! 🙂 I’ll be sure to swing by the blog hop on your site!