3 ingredient almond flour peanut butter cookies - vegan and gluten free! Maple syrup, almond flour, and peanut butter are all you'll need for these healthy almond flour peanut butter cookies -- keto option included! They're the best, and 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 Pumpkin Banana Muffins!
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3 Ingredient 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!
Can I substitute almond flour in peanut butter cookies?
You definitely can with this 3 ingredient almond flour peanut butter cookies recipe! Almond flour adds a bit of texture that you wouldn't find with wheat flour, which makes them even better! Best of all, subbing in almond flour makes these cookies gluten free!
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! For another vegan and gluten free cookie recipe, try my Almond Lemon Cookies!
Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies - Keto Version
You can make these almond flour peanut butter cookies keto friendly by simply swapping out the maple syrup for keto maple syrup! It's that simple, and SO delicious!
What happens if you use almond flour in 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!
You may have added a bit too much almond flour when measuring and mixing your dough. To fix this, you can add a small amount of extra peanut butter to help the dough come together.
Check out my Vegan Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Banana and Cacao for a wholesome treat, and for even more, take a look at my list of the 30+ best gluten free and dairy free cookies!
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Equipment you may need
- 2 cups almond flour
- ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup - or honey - non-vegan option
- 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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Last Updated on May 23, 2023 by Chenée Lewis
OOH I'm really excited to make these! I have to make cookies for a church thing this weekend and making gluten-free cookies is even better!
Definitely! I hope they're a big hit!
These look so moist and delicious! My daughter is gluten free and loves peanut butter cookies. I'll definitely share with her.
You are my personal desert queen, Chenée! No joke. These were incredible, just like every other dang confection of yours I've made. I was never a really good baker but you're making me feel like a success now!
Aww thanks!! It helps that these are super easy 🙂
I live in a GF household and I'm always looking for sweets without the flour. These cookies are divine.
So glad you like them!
Hubs isn't crazy about peanut butter but really likes almond butter. Do you think switching to almond butter would work? I love the idea of only 3 ingredients!
I'm sure it would work great!
These look amazing! I love peanut butter and shortbread cookies so this sounds like a winner to me. Planning on making them this afternoon and I can't wait!
Hope you liked them! I love how easy they are!
Great recipe I never knew what to do with all my almond flour! love all the ingredients and would make these again for sure!
So glad you liked them! Thanks so much!
Wow! These were great! We'll be making these easy, delicious cookies again very soon.
Thank you so much! Glad you liked them!
This reminds me of my childhood! The famous peanut cookies! Gonna try your recipe, probably even sweeter with almond flour! Kids are gonna flip! Thanks for sharing!
Yay! I hope you all love them! 🙂
These are fantastic! I made them a handful of times now, and we just love them as a snack to take to work! Really great flavour and texture!
They're a perfect afternoon snack! Glad you like them!
Enriqueta E Lemoine
These almond cookies are the best peanut butter cookies ever. I certified it! Thanks for the recipe and the inspiration.
Thank you so much for the certification! 🙂 They're my favorites too!
Loreto and Nicoletta
I have my glass of milk ready! These look scrumptious. Love the texture that almond flour brings to these cookies. Easy breezy delicious!😋👍👌❤️
Thanks a bunch! 🙂
I love these ingredients! I can't wait to give these a go!
Hope you like them!
I love the sound of these! So easy and love the ingredients.
I'm sure you'll love them!
Blown away that these are only three ingredients and naturally gluten free! Nut lovers delight- these cookies are fantastic!
They're so easy but so good!
These vegan almond flour peanut butter cookies were so wonderful. Honestly one of the best I have eaten. I will be making these again. Have a great Sunday!
I'm so glad! Thanks for trying them out!
These vegan peanut butter cookies blew me away. They had perfect pillowy-ness and crumbly cookie texture! LOVE!!
I'm so glad you liked them!! Thanks!
I love cookies with almond flour, especially these! They were so simple, easy and delicious. Thanks!!
Thank you! I'm so glad you liked them!
These were so easy and so tasty. I will be making them over and over again!
Thank you! Glad you liked them!
Quick and so easy. Looks moist and gooey. Love to make some for my snack box too.
They're such an easy snack! Thanks 🙂