Chia Seed Peanut Butter Superfood Cookies {gluten free recipe} (2024)

January 18, 2012

posted by Marina Delio | 109 Comments

Pin It

I’m not going to lie, I had cookies on the way to pilates this morning. And I gave my kids cookies for their snack. I’m okay with it because these cookies are packed with nutrition and guilt-free. Certainly healthier than the average granola bar. Peanut butter, oats, and chia seeds (yes, a few chocolate chips too) come together to make one yummy-healthy cookie suitable even for breakfast.

Chia Seed Peanut Butter Superfood Cookies {gluten free recipe} (2)

What the heck are chia seeds?

Chia seeds were an ancient Aztec staple and have recently become popular for their health benefits. Chia seeds are higher in Omega-3 acids than flax seeds, higher in antioxidants than blueberries, balance blood sugar, are a complete protein, packed with vitamins, and are very filling. These seeds can be added to water, sprinkled on salads and cereal, or used in baking. They are available at health food stores such as Whole Foods. Are chia seeds new to you, or are you already a fan?

4 year old review: “These cookies are more delicious than any other kind of cookies. I want to make them again sometime soon!”

Chia Seed Peanut Butter Cookies

makes about 12

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup all purpose or gluten-free flour
1 1/2 Tablespoons chia seeds
1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar or 1/4 cup Stevia baking blend
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chunks or chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, baking powder, flour, and chia seeds. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat coconut oil with sugar until creamy. Add peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly stir in oat mixture to combine. Stir in chocolate chips.
Place heaping tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet. Press dough into balls with hands, as dough will be crumbly. Bake 12 minutes. Cool.
Pin It

Cookies health

posted January 18, 2012 by Marina Delio

109 Comments//Leave a Comment »

Next Post »Chocolate Raspberry Surprise Cupcakes

You May Also Like...

Vegan Blackberry Coconut Crumble Bars
Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies
Almond Flour Snickerdoodles
Nutella Cookies

109 comments on “Chia Seed Peanut Butter Superfood Cookies {gluten free recipe}”

  1. Marina Delio April 22, 2013 @ 9:44 pm Reply

    Sorry for the delayed response! Just soft like softened butter, but not liquid.

  2. Laura Kempton May 4, 2013 @ 12:44 am Reply

    Love these cookies! I have made them twice now, both times I have done a double batch and replaced the eggs with mashed banana, it makes them peanut butter, chocolate chip, banana cookies! Super delicious!

  3. Rhonda May 26, 2013 @ 1:31 am Reply

    Looks amazing. I love cookies for breakfast!

  4. Anonymous June 7, 2013 @ 3:22 pm Reply

    Have you tried freezing these? They look great!

  5. Marina Delio June 12, 2013 @ 4:29 am Reply

    I haven't, because they were gone too quickly 😉 Great idea though, I'm sure they would freeze well!

  6. Karey June 18, 2013 @ 2:21 am Reply

    I made these tonight – so good! I loved the texture and taste!

  7. Anonymous August 5, 2013 @ 6:52 pm Reply

    These looked so delicious, I couldn't wait to hunt down Chia seeds so used sesame instead. Yum yum! I have a small baby and when she sleeps I loveto bake and decorate for some me time. Your book is so beautiful and although my house and garden and clothes are not nearly as glamourous as you guys I try to create a little beauty in a small way each day -your book is an inspiration. thank you.
    Will you do a winter cook book as well? I live in the UK so the winters are l8ng and an injection of beautiful food and yummy mummy dom is necessary for survival!

  8. Marina Delio August 7, 2013 @ 9:57 pm Reply

    Hi! I get so excited to have UK readers 🙂 Thank you! Oh, and my house and clothes are very unglamorous most of the time – toys everywhere, stained clothes… you know how it goes 😉

  9. Anonymous August 11, 2013 @ 7:10 pm Reply

    Hi, just made these, and I really like it as a healthy snack. I think I expected something more dessert-like initially, just because usually things with the key words like PB+chocolate+cookie tend to be like that – and too sweet for me. I like that I can eat these without feeling like I overdosed on unhealthy things – its perfect for me. Thanks for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Chia Seed Peanut Butter Superfood Cookies {gluten free recipe} (2024)


Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Rueben Jacobs

Last Updated:

Views: 6073

Rating: 4.7 / 5 (57 voted)

Reviews: 88% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Rueben Jacobs

Birthday: 1999-03-14

Address: 951 Caterina Walk, Schambergerside, CA 67667-0896

Phone: +6881806848632

Job: Internal Education Planner

Hobby: Candle making, Cabaret, Poi, Gambling, Rock climbing, Wood carving, Computer programming

Introduction: My name is Rueben Jacobs, I am a cooperative, beautiful, kind, comfortable, glamorous, open, magnificent person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.