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Salted Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • cup gluten-free baking flour (can sub for regular all-purpose flour, although most often, when making these, I'll use oat flour)
  • ¼ cup natural sugar (Sugar in the Raw or Turbinado)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt + more for sprinkling on top
  • ½ cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, but choose one that's on the liquidy side)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (melted but not hot)
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a handful of butterscotch chips, optional, but delicious


  • Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whisk your oats, flour, sugar, baking soda & powder, and sea salt in a mixing bowl. Add in the rest of your ingredients and fold in with a spatula.
  • Use a spoon or scoop to line up your dough onto the baking sheet and form into cookie shapes. Use the spoon to gently press the cookies down, then sprinkle some sea salt into the tops of each.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes and let cool on a rack before eating.