My healthy peanut butter cookies are an easy and healthy cookie to quickly whip up! They are made with just a few ingredients like peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, coconut flour, and almond flour.
Christmas is right around the corner and I have been trying to make as many new cookie recipes as possible! I really love trying different flours like almond flour and coconut flour to make cookies healthier. Almond flour and coconut flour not only make cookie recipes healthier, but most often, they make them gluten free friendly as well!
Ingredients in Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut butter. I used creamy unsalted peanut butter. Make sure to look for unsalted! If you happen to have salted peanut butter, though, I think this recipe should still be good if you just omit the pinch of sea salt in the batter. 🙂
Maple Syrup. Pure maple syrup gives these healthy cookies a bit of a sweet flavor. I only used ½ cup so they are not too sweet.. which is sometimes a good thing when the cookie platter is brimming with ultra sweet treats.
Vanilla extract. I use pure vanilla extract in all my dessert recipes. It makes a huge different in the flavor.
Egg. You just need 1 large egg for this recipe. Many times, I buy my eggs locally. But, if I can't find them locally (tends to happen in the winter), I buy organic brown free range eggs at the store.
Almond Flour. I used super fine blanched almond flour for this recipe. I have not tried it with the natural almond flour yet.
Coconut Flour. I also used super fine coconut flour. You only need a very small amount since coconut flour absorbs so much liquid!
Pink Sea Salt. They say salt is salt, but I'd rather eat a salt that wasn't bleached first 🙂
Is peanut butter good for you?
Yes! Peanut butter is good for you! It is a good source of protein, healthy fats, and rich in vitamins & minerals.
Protein- high in protein, but not a complete protein, so make sure to eat other sources of protein throughout the day!
Healthy fats- peanut butter is high in oleic acid, which is a type of monounsaturated fat (also found in olive oil).
Vitamins & Minerals- vitamin E, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, copper, manganese and more!
How to make Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies
These healthy peanut butter cookies are so easy to make you're not going to believe it!
In a mixing bowl, add all of your ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter, ½ cup maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 egg, ¼ cup almond flour, 2 tablespoons coconut flour, and a pinch of sea salt.
Mix well to combine your batter. Make sure there are no little chunks of coconut flour left in there. You want the coconut flour fully incorporated so that it can absorb a bunch of liquid and help your cookies stay together!
Store your batter in the fridge for 1 hour to help the dough firm up more and leave time for the coconut flour to absorb liquids.
When you are ready to make your cookies, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll your cookie dough into 12 equal sized balls.
Place the balls on the prepared cookie sheet. Gently flatten them with a fork.
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until you see the edges just starting to brown. Don't overbake them as this will dry them out!
Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies storage
Store your cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Or, you can store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. This is a great recipe to make ahead of time when you're baking for the holidays so that you have some cookies ready to go!
Other healthy dessert recipes with peanut butter you might like:
- Reese's Cookie Dough Balls
- Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Dipped Bananas
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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour
- cookie sheet
- Parchment paper
- In a mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients at once.Chill in the fridge for 1 hour to let the dough firm up. This also allows extra time for the coconut flour to absorb liquid.Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Roll your dough into 12 equal sized balls. Press with a fork to flatten.Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until slightly golden brown at the edges.Allow your cookies to cool on the baking sheet before transferring them to the baking rack.