Healthy peanut butter cookies! My easy healthy peanut butter cookies are totally flourless and have no refined sugar! You just need 7 ingredients and one bowl. Healthy peanut butter cookies are an excellent treat for toddlers and are a great dessert for weight loss done in under 30 minutes!
My healthy peanut butter cookies are an easy and healthy cookie to quickly whip up! Flourless peanut butter cookies 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 healthy Christmas 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!
HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES INGREDIENTS
- peanut butter
- pure maple syrup
- almond flour
- coconut flour
- pink sea salt
COOKIE INGREDIENTS EXPLAINED BY A REGISTERED DIETITIAN
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. Peanut butter adds tons of protein in your cookies 🙂
Maple Syrup. Pure maple syrup gives these healthy peanut butter cookies a bit of a sweet flavor. I only used ½ cup so they are not too sweet! Pure maple syrup gives you a good dose of manganese for metabolism!
Vanilla extract. I use pure vanilla extract in all my healthy cookie recipes. It makes a huge different in the flavor. Make sure to always use pure and not imitation vanilla!
Egg. You just need 1 large egg for this flourless peanut butter cookie 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. Eggs add a little protein and choline for your nervous system!
Almond Flour. I used super fine blanched almond flour for this flour free peanut butter cookie recipe. I have not tried it with the natural almond flour yet. Almond flour packs in tons of healthy fats, fiber, and protein all for good gut health!
Coconut Flour. I also used super fine coconut flour. You only need a very small amount since coconut flour absorbs so much liquid! Coconut flour helps flourless cookies become nice and chewy! Coconut flour is super high in fat and fiber which is excellent for your gut!
Pink Sea Salt. They say salt is salt, but I'd rather eat a salt that wasn't bleached first! We need salt to have proper fluid balance all over out body!
WHAT IS THE HEALTHIEST COOKIES YOU CAN EAT?
The healthiest cookie you can eat are the ones made with the least amount of sugar, or totally sugar free cookies! Look for about 5 grams of sugar or less per cookie as we should only be eating a maximum of 25 grams of added sugar per day! Rosemary Squires, MA, RD
HOW FATTENING ARE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES?
Even though peanut butter is high in fat, it is high in healthy fats! The most fattening part of peanut butter cookies are actually the added sugar! So make sure you are eating a peanut butter cookie with less or reduced sugar.
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! You only need about 30 minutes and you'll have delicious and healthy peanut butter cookies ready!
STEP 1- MIX FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DOUGH
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
- 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!
STEP 2- CHILL BATTER SO COCONUT FLOUR ABSORBS LIQUIDS
Store your batter in the fridge for 10 minutes to help the dough firm up more and leave time for the coconut flour to absorb liquids. You can also store the dough ahead of time and leave it in the fridge overnight until you are ready to bake.
When you are ready to make your cookies, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
STEP 3- ROLL, FLATTEN, AND BAKE COOKIES
Roll your cookie dough into 12-18 equal sized balls, depending on how large of a cookie you want.
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!
Frequently asked questions about my healthy peanut butter cookie recipe.
ARE HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES OKAY FOR TODDLERS?
Yes! My peanut butter cookies make an excellent toddler friendly treat.
WHY DO YOU PRESS DOWN PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES?
The reason you press down peanut butter cookies is that healthy peanut butter cookie dough is dense, and unpressed, your cookies will not cook evenly.
IS CRUNCHY OR SMOOTH PEANUT BUTTER BETTER FOR COOKIES?
Unless you like nuts in your cookies, I usually opt for creamy peanut butter in my cookies for a delicious smooth chewy cookie texture.
Looking for more? Try some of these cookie recipes!
- Lemon Zucchini Cookies with Lemon Glaze
- No Bake Cookie Dough Bars
- Coconut Flour Sugar Cookie Cutouts
- Healthy Dairy Free Molasses Cookies
- Passion Fruit Macaroons
- 5 Ingredient Pink Meringue Cookies
- Matcha Macarons with Mango Buttercream
- Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies with Maple Syrup
- cookie sheet
- Parchment paper
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter make sure to buy unsalted
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 lg egg
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoon coconut flour
- pinch pink sea salt
- Add all ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl.1 cup creamy peanut butter, ½ cup pure maple syrup, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1 lg egg, ¼ cup almond flour, 2 tablespoon coconut flour, pinch pink sea salt
- Mix healthy peanut butter cookie ingredients until completely combined. Place your batter in the fridge for about 10 minutes to help the dough firm up more and leave time for the coconut flour to absorb liquids.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Roll your dough into 12-18 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 cooling rack.
Oh wow no flour! I’m so excited to try these out! They look absolutely perfect
I made these this past weekend and had to come back and comment because they are all polished off! Kid and husband approved at my house thank you for a super tasty and easy to find ingredients list!
I can't wait to hear what you think!
Kid and husband approved yay!!