Easy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella & Oats

Posted on Oct 19, 2013 in Cookies, Gluten Free Cookies | 8 comments

Easy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella & Oats

Thankfully I am not gluten free.  I’ve got to hand it to those that are..it’s got to be hard. I LOVE bread, and cakes, and cookies and I know there are tons of alternatives….but for me it’s not the same!!GlutenFree-Peanut-Butter-Nutella-Cookie

But one of my very best friends is and whenever I can, I try to come up with new but super simple ways to make cookies gluten free and taste amazing! Since I don’t keep xanthan gum, brown rice flour, tapioca flour and some of the other regulars at gluten free baking parties on hand, I need to find simpler ways to make GF cookies. These gluten free peanut butter cookies with nutella & oats are seriously easy! No separate bowl even needed! I found a recipe years ago for really simple peanut butter cookies.  It had peanut butter, brown sugar an egg and baking soda. That’s it! So naturally without any flours, it’s also gluten free.  This recipe is a adaptation of that old recipe.

GlutenFree-Peanut-Butter-Nutella-CookieI have to confess as well….I tried to add marshmallows to the recipe because there has been a sad bag sitting in my pantry for months that has just been dying to get used.  And it didn’t turn out so well….cookie fail! I should have known better but I totally forgot how quickly and how much the marshmallows spread without being protected.



Oh well…it’s how you learn. I actually have ideas for next time but for this time I left the marshmallows out. 🙂

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella & Oatmeal


  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter (creamy or crunchy) (i used crunchy because I like the added texture but it does make the dough a little drier)
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Steel Cut Oats


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixer with a paddle attachment, combine all peanut butter, nutella, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, salt, baking soda & oats and combine. The mixture will feel a little dry after mixing.
Step 2
Scoop and flatten on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes. So easy!!


  1. These cookies look amazing. Could I use half instant oatmeal and half steel cut? For a softer texture?

  2. I just gobbled 2 of these in 60 seconds flat, they’re quite decadent but so very delicious! I’m studying abroad for a few months so I’m without my beloved stand mixer or even a hand one, and it’s been so difficult because I love nothing more than baking elaborate cakes and cupcakes. I’m so happy I now have an amazing treat I can whip up with just a spatula 🙂 this is the first recipe of yours I’ve tried and I can’t wait to try more 😀

    • Thanks Samantha!! So sorry it took me so long to respond! I’ve been a little MIA lately with work just being crazy but I am ready to get back baking!!!! OMG! I don’t know what I would do without my stand mixer! That’s impressive!! 🙂

  3. I love Nutella and peanut butter together and will have to give these a try. Anything gluten-free is a winner in my book!

    • Thanks Lisa! Let me know if you do and how you like them!!

  4. Looks divine! Sharing this!

    • Thank you so much for sharing Laura!!! I was so happy these cookies turned out so delicious!

      • Not only are your recipes heavenly, and your photos divine, your posts on blogging are a terrific resource. So, Thank You!

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