Crunchy peanut butter oatmeal cookies, this recipe is a must make, definitely simple and without a doubt addictive. The best way to describe them is really just one word – crunchy. This is one of those simple to make cookies or “biscuits” and we know them here in South Africa. Regardless they are the recipe that your whole family will love because well, duh, peanut butter and doesn’t everyone just love PB?
CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
I make cookies so often that I wasn’t sure what to call these because I already have a much healthier version of these with this recipe here which uses peanut butter. Which by the way are already called peanut butter cookies that’s why I decided to go with Crunchy Peanut Butter, so creative I know right 🙂
Wait let me tell you why, because I know that there are many different PB labels out there and though they all taste differently its really down to your personal preference and mine is good old black cat crunchy version! My husband knows whenever PB is on his list that it must crunchy because non crunchy is just not the same? Seriously. Also it must me sugar free because you can get the sugar or sugar free so sugar free black cat peanut butter, green label, sugar free. Not difficult. Only because in my humble opinion it’s the best PB and I grew up on Black Cat and the fact that it’s still around says a lot about this product.
Making them is easy, simple and the ingredients are friendly. In other words, you are most likely to have them in your kitchen cupboards/pantry. That’s what we are all looking for – convenience. Have you ever read through a recipe and before you half way through you think Pfffft please! My thing is, life is complicated enough and I live in Africa. We don’t need complicated recipes. I do this because I love it. I do this because its what has been familiar to me my entire life. Also because I rarely ever follow a recipe! Following a recipe is the one thing that I’m not good at so I always try and take what I know which is homemade easy & good food and write a recipe in the most basic format. If there is anything else that I can improve on or have any suggestions please contact me via:
I also get loads of inspiration through wonderful followers on my Instagram and Pinterest feeds! There’s inspiration everywhere though, restaurants, my favorite however is organic food markets. Is there anything better? Oh there is nothing quite like seeing real fresh food and being able to be in the buzz of that fresh organic atmosphere in the morning air. I am such a foodie I know 🙂 It’s exhilarating for me to see all that freshness and color and my mind literally cannot cope with the excitement of all the ideas and creativity that rush through me as I think about what on earth I am going to make with all this earthly goodness! That is my pure bliss.
To see a post on our organic market please see this post right here.
HOW TO MAKE AND STORE THESE COOKIES
Recipe Ingredients and Method
Okay so what I have done for this recipe is group the ingredients into 1st bowl and 2nd bowl with your granola and oats in a separate little dish which is added anyway with the wet ingredients.
If you have homemade granola you can definitely use that but here I used a good quality store bought granola that had no nuts, seeds or fruit. Just a general store bought package that said granola because that’s all I wanted granola without seeds and nuts.
How will they come out with quick oats? No idea because I never tried them. All my cookie recipes so far have used rolled oats.
I like to call these cookies ‘healthy but not healthy’ because although I have used brown sugar and honey, both are still sugars yes I know but honey is less processed than sugar. Also I an old soul who thinks of honey in terms of cough syrup, throat lozenges, add a teaspoon into your tea because it also fights against allergies but be warned, use very little and occasionally if you are calorie counting.
As mentioned earlier in this post good old crunchy black cat works for me when baking cookies. I am sure that healthier options like almond butter etc is brilliant but the prices are still crazy for me so I can’t yet get my head around paying R120 or so for peanut butter sorry. These are cookies made as a craving or snack and they are absolutely delicious!
In a jar on the counter top where you can see them every time you walk into the kitchen? :)) Yes that works also in a container in the fridge. I cant say ours have lasted long enough for any other means of storage but you can freeze the batter or make the batter and use it the next day is also fine.
All you have to do to make these or any other of my recipes is just be a little organized. For this recipe get 2 medium size bowls out and a little salad bowl or a any round dish.
Add the granola and the oats into the so called salad bowl
Add the dry ingredients (1st bowl ingredients) into one bowl
Add the wet ingredients (2nd bowl ingredients ) into the other bowl
Takes about a minute to beat the wet ingredients into a smooth batter.
Add the salad bowls ingredients and mix everything together
Lastly, add the the dry ingredients and you have a cookie pastry!
Told you it was a simple recipe!
Once you have the batter, roll it into reasonably sized balls and place them onto a either greased or baking paper lined tray. Use a fork to gently press them down and use your fingers to gently press the edges together. They should bake for roughly 8 to 10 minutes but I always leave mine an extra 2 minutes till they are a bit more golden brown and yes slightly too brown underneath but that’s how we like them, filled with crunch.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY THESE COOKIES WHICH ARE
- Quick to make
- Family favorites
- Healthy but not healthy
- Peanut Butter cookies
- Oatmeal cookies
YOU MAY LIKE MY OTHER RECIPES:
If you try my healthy not healthy crunchy peanut butter cookies, please leave a comment below letting me know how it goes. Also, if you take any pictures of your creation and share it on Instagram, please make sure to tag me @anosmickitchen and use the hashtag #anosmickitchen so that I don’t miss your post!
Enjoy these really crunchy peanut butter cookies!
CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL COOKIE RECIPE
Healthy but not healthy these cookies are crunchy and deliciously addictive!
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup granola
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp vanilla essence
Measure the rolled oats and granola and set aside.
Measure the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
Combine the 2nd bowl ingredients and mix until nice and fluffy - sugar, butter, peanut butter and honey.
Add the egg and essence and mix.
Pour the 2nd bowl ingredients (wet ingredients) into the dry ingredients - flour baking powder and salt and whisk until everything is combined.
Add the granola and oats and whisk into a dry biscuit/cookie dough.
Roll into regular ball sizes and place on the prepared baking sheet.
Using a fork gently press each one down and tidy the sides with your fingers making sure everything is in tact.
Bake at 180 degrees for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow the biscuits/cookies to cool before placing them on a cooling rack to cool even further.
Once completely cooled down stored in a container and serve either at room temperature or keep in the fridge.
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