Flourless Peanut Butter Nutella Oatmeal Cookies

These Flourless Peanut Butter Nutella Oatmeal Cookies are soft and delicious. They are best still warm with the edges crisp and surprisingly buttery!

There’s sooooooo much you can do in 20 minutes.

Like fold a load of laundry, or paint your nails… orrrr wash a sink-full of dishes.

BUT on the reals, who wants to do that when you can make cookies? IN. TWENTY. MINUTES. FLAT.

You heard me!

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One bowl. One cookie sheet. One… umm I can’t think of a third-one… ummmmmm…. ONE BATCH OF 16 COOKIES!

And there is absolutely no flour called for in this recipe. Nada-zip-zilch-ZERO!

First, start by cracking and adding an egg to a mixing bowl.

Next add a quarter cup of brown sugar… dark or light… it shouldn’t matter.

Then add in a tablespoon of whole milk… to keep the batter *gasp* moist.

Earlier I measured out a half cup of Nutella with a half cup of PB. I didn’t have an entire 1/2 cup of creamy so I used a little crunchy peanut butter as well. And may I just say the little bites of peanuts were delish.

Next, give it all a quick stir to blend everything together.

Then add in the salt, baking soda and old fashioned oats. I couldn’t say if quick oats would work here… so if you try it lemme know!

Next, give the cookie batter a final stir and go grab two teaspoons.

Then drop a heaping teaspoon onto a large cookie sheet, leaving a couple inches in between each one. They spread so you’ll wanna make room!

Next, slide the cookie sheet into a 350° oven and bake for 8 whole minutes.

Flourless Peanut Butter Nutella Oatmeal Cookies l SimplyScratch.com

Then, once out of the oven, let them rest on the cookie sheet because they will firm up as they cool that should only take 10-15 minutes.

Flourless Peanut Butter Nutella Oatmeal Cookies l SimplyScratch.com

Ohemmgeeee! These cookies are best still warm with the edges crisp and surprisingly buttery! The center is chewy, chocolaty and delectable. So don’t be surprised if you eat 3 before you know what hits you. 

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Enjoy! And if you give this Flourless Peanut Butter Nutella Oatmeal Cookies recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 16 cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Nutella Oatmeal Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Nutella Oatmeal Cookies
These Flourless Peanut Butter Nutella Oatmeal Cookies are soft and delicious. They are best still warm with the edges crisp and surprisingly buttery!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  3. In a mixing bowl; add the egg, brown sugar, milk, pb and Nutella. Mix just until smooth.
  4. Add in the salt, soda and oats. Stir.
  5. Drop heaping teaspoons onto the prepared pan and pop the cookie sheet into the preheated oven for 8 minutes.
  6. Once the cookies are out of the oven, let them cool on the cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes to set up a tad.Serve warm with an ice-cold glass of milk!
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56 Responses to “Flourless Peanut Butter Nutella Oatmeal Cookies”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 15, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Seriously love everything about this, especially with the 16-cookie only batch! It helps so much with portion control!

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    Blog is the New Black — August 15, 2012 at 9:56 am

    What a delicious combo!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 15, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I am sooo making these asap! Yum!

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    Rina — August 15, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Can I have these right now for breakfast? I am making these later! What a great recipe.

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — August 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Oh HECK yes. I am all about cookies in a flash. And no flour? No dusty counter to wipe up. Extra points, ma’am.

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    Kathryn — August 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    These cookies sound like a combination of everything that’s good in life!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Love the combo of nutella, Pb, and OATS! Most times flourless cookies have no oats in them and I do love a smooth pure peanut buttery cookie but I also love texture and these look perfect!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    OMG. LAURIE. I love you. That is all. 🙂

    • simplyscratch replied: — August 16th, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

      HA! Luv ya too Sally 🙂

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    Carrian Cheney — August 15, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    These are perfection! My neighbor doesn’t eat anything with flour and I’ve been searching for a good recipe. Thanks my dear!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — August 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    i’ll take it!

    or should i say i’ll take like 88,567 batches? 🙂

  11. #
    Eliana — August 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    WOW – 20 minutes??? I’m sold. Can’t wait to give these a try.

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    Denise — August 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    My son is a picky eater who lives on peanut butter and nutella – so glad he does not have a nut allergy – he would starve! I bought a HUGE box of oatmeal when my mom came to visit for several weeks. She told me she only ate oatmeal for breakfast and then lived on my breakfast burritos – so I have a ton of oatmeal to us up and can “sneak” it in with pb and nutella!!!!!

  13. #
    Cassie — August 15, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    These look so amazingly perfect. 20 Minute cookies? I am so in!

  14. #
    Rachel Cooks — August 16, 2012 at 1:05 am

    These are amazing!

  15. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — August 16, 2012 at 1:52 am

    i love how quickly this comes together and how deliciously perfect they look! 20 minutes never seemed so amazing.

  16. #
    Dorothy @ Crazyforcrust — August 16, 2012 at 1:58 am

    I totally vote for making cookies if you have 20 minutes. Who wants to do dishes??? Love these cookies!

  17. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — August 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Making these would definitely be a 20 minutes well spent!

  18. #
    Mary — August 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I am totally going to make these!!! Question, our family cut out peanut butter from our diet, so we only eat Almond Butter, can I use that instead of the peanut butter?

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    Amanda — August 17, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Wow! A new favorite at my house! I didn’t have any Nutella, so I melted a hand full of chocolate chips and mixed them in. Yum!

  20. #
    Abhi — August 17, 2012 at 5:45 am

    These look awesome!! However, i’m vegetarian….any substitute for egg in this recipe?? Pls. let me know. Thanks.

    • simplyscratch replied: — August 19th, 2012 @ 2:03 am

      Yes! Try grounding up 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds and add 3 tablespoons boiling water to them, stir well and let sit a bit then add to the recipe! Hope this helps!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — August 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    What I love more than the peanut butter/nutella and oatmeal combo is the fact that I can make these as soon as I crave them. Oh nelly, you’re getting me in trouble this weekend! 🙂

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — August 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    oh my goodness, these look SO good! i’m about to start on a batch of oatmeal cookies myself, but with chocolate chips + butterscotch chips. hope they turn out as great as these look! =)

  23. #
    kari@Loaves and Dishes — August 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Chewy, chocolatey, peanut buttery, and my true luv, Nutella. Who said food doesn’t = love?

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — August 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I have to say this might be one of the most enticing cookie recipes I’ve seen in a while. I need to make these. 20 minutes?! I’d much rather bake cookies than laundry or dishes any day!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    YUM!! Too funny, I made a flourless peanut butter nutella cookie the other day too, but it is completely different 🙂
    Love this version, going to have to make it for my son’s school lunch soon!

    • simplyscratch replied: — August 21st, 2012 @ 1:56 am

      Really?! I’m gonna stob by and check ’em out!

      • simplyscratch replied: — August 21st, 2012 @ 2:00 am

        or stop… whatever 🙂

  26. #
    Bob — August 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I’m drooling just looking at these pictures. Oh my!

    • simplyscratch replied: — August 21st, 2012 @ 1:55 am

      Thanks Bob!

  27. #
    Lauren — August 21, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    These look amazeballs.

  28. #
    Jessie {Life As A Strawberry} — August 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Yum! I have a giant jar of nutella that’s about to expire – this seems like the perfect way to use some of it up (and also the perfect way to say I did something productive with my nutella instead of just slathering it on baguettes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner until I die of nutella poisioning. hah.)

  29. #
    Katrina — September 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    These were amazing! I used quick oats and they turned out beautifully (except for being slightly burnt, but that was my bad.)

  30. #
    jennifurla — October 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    baked these, loved them, easy peasy. I posted them on my blog, but have linked back to you…thanks!

  31. #
    Joann @The Italian Next Door — October 14, 2012 at 1:47 am

    These look so yummy! Chocolate, peanut butter, Nutella, really?? Say no more! This recipe is goin’ on a card for sure! Hey come visit me over at The Italian Next Door and see what you think. I just started the blog last month and am looking for new friends in the world of blogging. Hope to see you there.

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    Homa Botor — November 29, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Would almond milk make a difference in the recipe instead of regular milk?

    • simplyscratch replied: — November 29th, 2012 @ 3:09 am

      I think it should work! Let me know and I’ll add it into the recipe!

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    Michele C. — November 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I made these last night. I am not celiac, just cut out wheat products. I’ve been having so much fun trying out new recipes. These are amazing! I even gave some to the auto machanics I work next door to and they love them….could not believe there is no wheat in them. I didn’t use nutella, I had some chocolate almond spread and it worked fine. Will be doing a lot more of these.

  34. #
    Patrick Hennessy — December 27, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Magically Delicious!! Thanks, these are great cookies!!

  35. #
    Joanna — January 23, 2013 at 3:18 am

    I’m SO glad i found your website, I recently started baking and this recipe is DIVINE! Eay to prepare and super delish! My children loved it! Thank you.

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    DJ Llama — February 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Included some whey protein and stevia, cut down the Nutella for peanut butter and my God they were amazing. Perfect to include with my shake after the workout or a couple before.

    I’ve used most of your recipes since I started eating clean and working out hard. Beats the boring boiled chicken and brown rice. I would steal you from your husband if I could

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    Liberalfoodie — February 27, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Tried it yesterday and failed miserably. I am not sure what the problem was but I followed the recipe exactly.

    • simplyscratch replied: — February 28th, 2013 @ 9:06 am

      Oh no!? I wonder what happened?

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    rhd5414@att.net — April 6, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    mine turned out way too salty. I FOLLOWED the recipe exactly as is 🙁

    • simplyscratch replied: — April 7th, 2013 @ 1:04 am

      I’m curious… did you use kosher salt or table salt?

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    rhd5414@tatt.net — April 7, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I used kosher salt 🙁

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    Roxy — April 22, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Just made these yesterday, I used extra creamy peanut butter (it’s all I have) and it turned out so good! It’s so soft and chewy. Thanks for sharing!

  41. #
    Muqadas — September 4, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Must try these, my cookies never come out good but I am sure your recipe will work. yay, excited!

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    Veera — October 11, 2014 at 5:31 am

    I’ve tried these twice with quick oats and they turned out well 🙂 just have to keep an extra vigilant eye on them in the oven.

  43. #
    faye — November 25, 2014 at 6:29 am

    I enjoyed this recipe so much! The measurement is so precise and the ingredients are easy to buy. I even did it twice tonight! I’m sure my workmates would love this tomorrow!:)

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — November 25th, 2014 @ 12:56 pm

      I’m so glad!! Thanks for leaving a review!

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    KC — April 15, 2016 at 12:54 am

    These look to be really good however mine only made 11 cookies. I don’t know if I made them too big, but they look like they will taste good.

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    SS — January 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    These were really good. They remained thin and soft, but tasted great. I used crunchy PB, almond milk, and added a few chopped almonds and raisins. I still have Nutella to use up and will make more batches of these!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — January 25th, 2017 @ 10:56 am

      I’m so glad!

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