Three Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies

Here is a recipe that is simple, nutritious, and tasty. I made these cookies using peanut butter, honey, and rolled oats. I also added the optional ingredients of vanilla, sea salt. cinnamon, and chopped nuts.

No eggs. No flour. No leavening agents.

Gluten-free and dairy-free.

Quick and easy.

Packed with protein and not too sweet.

I would recommend these if you like a chewy cookie.

From start to finish, you can have a warm cookie in just about thirty minutes.

Be sure and let them get very cool before storing. That way they won’t get soggy.

Happy baking.


Optional Ingredients


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Add the nut or seed butter and maple syrup to a mixing bowl and stir together until smooth and fully combined. If you’re adding vanilla, mix it in now as well.
  3. Add the oats and any other add-ins you’re using and mix into a thick, sticky dough. Depending on the consistency of your nut butter, you may need to add a bit of extra maple syrup or nut butter or a bit more oats. The dough should be a thick, sticky cookie dough-like consistency. 
  4. Using a spoon or small cookie scoop, create 12 roughly equal-sized clumps, and placing on the baking tray. It’s helpful to wet your hands so the dough doesn’t stick to you. The cookies will not spread during baking, so press each one down a bit to form a cookie shape (or leave them haystack-style).
  5. Bake for 15 minutes then allow to cool before handling.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Mary Jo Doig says:

    Len, I have a precious friend who is in poor health and also grieving the recent death of her partner. She’s never cooked or baked but does love oatmeal cookies. I’ve been baking her oatmeal cookies and sending them to her. The other day she asked if I could put more oatmeal in them and told me about Preacher Cookies. I researched them online and found recipes that are very similar to yours. (They’re called preacher cookies because if you saw the preacher approaching your house you could make them quickly before the preacher got there, she told me.) I just sent her the recipe for her to choose add-ins and look forward to making them for both of us. I called it divine order, finding this recipe on your blog. Others may call it serendipity or other names, but I’m so grateful to find it. Thank you!

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