Last Updated on November 12, 2021 by Chenée Lewis
These vegan almond flour peanut butter cookies with maple syrup are the most delicious snack! They're not too sweet, and these 3 ingredient almond flour peanut butter cookies are so easy to make!
For more vegan treats, try my Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake, my Vegan Olive Oil Cake with Lemon and Pistachio, or my Vegan Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Banana and Cacao!
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Vegan Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
These cookies blew me away! I knew that it was definitely possible to for a vegan, gluten free cookie without refined sugars to taste great, but I'm so impressed that these are so good with just three ingredients! These cookies come together like a shortbread, like my Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies, but with a bit more softness. And they're even easier -- just stir together the three ingredients and they're ready to bake!
Are cookies made with almond flour better for you?
It definitely depends on your nutritional goals, but in general, almond flour is a great source of Vitamin E and magnesium, it's naturally gluten free, and keto-friendly (see recipe card below for how to make these cookies keto)!
What does almond flour do to cookies?
Almond flour gives these cookies a bit more texture and richness. It also makes a denser dough, so they aren't as light and fluffy as typical peanut butter cookies. They're more like shortbread cookies, with the nutty texture of almond flour. SO good!
- almond flour - The base for these 3 ingredient cookies is almond flour! I recommend a superfine almond flour for the best texture.
- peanut butter - regular creamy peanut butter works best for these cookies, but you can also use a no-stir natural creamy peanut butter if you prefer.
- maple syrup - you can either use maple syrup or honey for this recipe -- maple syrup is vegan-friendly. I love these cookies with either one! Or you can use a keto maple syrup to make these cookies keto-friendly!
You'll need some standard cookie tools, like a cookie scoop, parchment paper or a silicone baking liner, and a sheet pan. There's no need for an electric mixer for this recipe, but I would recommend a wooden spoon to help bring the dough together.
Tips and F.A.Q.
Almond flour can get a rise to it, if there are leaveners added like baking powder, baking soda or eggs. In these peanut butter cookies, the dough doesn't rise because the ingredients doesn't include any leaveners. They're designed to be super simple to make and to have a more dense, shortbread-like texture.
Typical peanut butter cookies are pretty high in fat, sugar, and other less-than-healthy ingredients. Which is not to say that they're not delicious in moderation! But these peanut butter cookies with almond flour and honey are so wholesome -- just a few natural ingredients, and they're vegan and gluten free!
It does, but for the better! The slightly grainy texture adds a chewy quality to these cookies that is so good! They're the perfect gluten free cookie!
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Equipment you may need
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
- Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon to combine.2 cups almond flour, ¾ cup creamy peanut butter, ¼ cup maple syrup
- Use a small cookie scoop to scoop portions and roll them with your hands into dough balls. Place on a lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
- Use a fork to gently press down on each dough ball and create a crisscross pattern. Keep the fork from sticking by dipping it in water after you press each cookie.
- Bake in preheated oven for 12-14 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown on the bottom. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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