How to Make a Delicious Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie

This recipe doesn't skimp on taste or flavor even though it's gluten-free

By Charlotte Linde November 19, 2019

I never really got into eating gluten-free for health -- I believe everything you enjoy in moderation is how to roll (pun intended). However, for those of you who have a gluten allergy that is obviously a whole different story. 

One of my 12-year-old daughter's best friends was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and a gluten allergy. Although finding gluten-free foods is much easier to do in the grocery stores now, I wanted to create a special recipe that was easy, simple, and just for her when she comes to visit. I perfected this gluten-free cookie recipe and make them every time she comes over --- she loves them so much she asks where they are as soon as she comes in the door. All the feels! Bonus: my family loves them too. 

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • 1 stick of butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 cup gluten free quick oats
  • ¼ cup raw granulated sugar for topping (optional)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together sugar, vanilla, and butter until smooth. Mix in egg and peanut butter and set aside. 
  3. In another bowl, add all of the dry ingredients and whisk well. 
  4. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until blended. 
  5. Put the dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. 
  6. Drop by spoonfuls onto a non-stick baking sheet and press down lightly with a spoon or fork. Sprinkle granulated sugar on top and bake for 10-12 minutes. 
  7. Remove from the oven and let sit on the pan for 5 minutes to set before transferring to a cooling rack. 

Makes 16-24 cookies depending on how heavy your spoonful is. 

I hope you give this recipe a try, especially if you have someone who eats gluten-free in your life!


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