These healthy vegan peanut butter cookies are only 5 ingredients and grain free. Easy to make in one bowl in under 30 minutes!
I love a good cookie more than just about any other dessert. Especially ones that are so simple and take only 20 minutes to make!
Just a handful of items is all you need to make these healthy peanut butter cookies:
- Almond Flour
- Peanut Butter
- Maple Syrup
- Baking soda
- Sea salt
You can also sub oat flour for some of the almond flour if you want a crispier cookie.
You can use either crunchy or smooth peanut butter for these, I love the added texture of the crunchy!
How To Make Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
These cookies are just TOO EASY to make, with minimal dishes!
- Mix all the ingredients well.
- Form the dough into balls and use a fork to press down. Then press down again in the other direction to make the criss cross marks.
- Cool and enjoy!
Tip and tricks
- Use a fork to gently press the balls of dough down in one direction, lift up and angle the fork the other way and press down again to create a criss cross pattern.
- Use parchment paper to line your cookie sheet for easy removal of cookies. Parchment also helps crisp the cookie for that perfect outer texture.
- Make sure the peanut butter you use isn’t too dry. If it is, you can add some oil to make it creamier.
- This recipe can be used to make blossom cookies. Instead of pressing down with a fork, roll the ball of dough in sugar and bake. Once removed from the oven, top with a vegan chocolate.
- For the best texture you need accuracy with the flours. Which is why I include precise weights. If you don’t have a scale, then you can purchase this fairly inexpensive one.
- If you prefer to measure, then measure the flours by scooping your measuring cup into the flour versus spooning it into it. This is how I measured when getting my weights.
- These cookies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. They’ll stay fresh for 2-3 days.
Yes! Because I used almond flour, this recipe is gluten-free.
Peanut butter cookie dough is dense, so it needs to be flattened out in order for the cookies to bake evenly. An easy way to do this is using a fork to press them down in a criss cross style, which spreads them out in an even fashion.
This could be due to a couple reasons. First, your dough could be too dry if your peanut butter doesn’t have enough oil; add a little bit of oil if this is the case. Second, you could be baking them too long. The cookies will continue to cook after they come out of the oven, so make sure to bake as instructed.
You sure can, before OR after baking! Baked cookies should be sealed in an airtight freezer safe bag or container. To freeze the raw dough, form the balls and place them in the freezer on a freezer safe dish for 15 minutes before transferring to container. Both can be frozen for up to 3 months. Just bring to room temperature before eating or baking!
More Peanut Butter Recipes
If your love for peanut butter doesn’t end at cookies, try some of these other recipes:
- Healthy Peanut Butter Balls
- Chocolate Mousse Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
- Peanut Butter Cup Parfait
- Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake
Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
For crispier cookies:
- 2 tablespoons oat flour take out 2 tablespoons of the almond flour and sub with this oat flour
- Preheat oven to 350 F/ 175 C.
- Put flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Whisk well to remove clumps and combine.
- Make a well in the middle and add peanut butter and maple syrup.
- Stir to get everything mixed well.
- Form into balls and put on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Using a fork, make a criss cross pattern on the top of the cookies as you press down the balls.
- Bake for 13 minutes. Until just beginning to brown on the edges. They cook more as they cool, if you overbake they will be dry.
- If your peanut butter is dry, you will not get cookies that spread as well. You could add a touch of oil to get it creamy.
- If your peanut butter has salt, you may not need as much.
Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.