These flourless almond butter cookies are perfectly chewy, naturally sweetened, and made with only 5 ingredients! Try this recipe for a quick and healthy dessert.

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If you’re craving a sweet treat but you want to eat something healthy, these flourless almond butter cookies are the perfect dessert. Made with just five wholesome ingredients, these chewy cookies are not only easy to whip up but they’re filled with good-for-you ingredients. Using a combination of almond flour and oat flour gives these cookies a perfectly chewy texture, and they’re naturally sweetened with maple syrup. The almond butter adds healthy fat to these cookies, so you don’t have to use any oil or butter.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Almond butter– I recommend using creamy almond butter. I used Justin’s classic almond butter, which isn’t too thick or too runny. Be sure to use salted almond butter; otherwise, you’ll want to add salt. If you’re using natural almond butter, be sure to stir it well in the container before measuring it into a measuring cup.
  • Oat flour- Oat flour, made by simply blending oats into a fine powder, provides a fantastic gluten-free alternative to traditional flours. It’s not only rich in fiber, which aids in digestion and steady blood sugar levels, but also adds a mild, slightly sweet flavor that complements the nuttiness of the almond butter. You can make your own oat flour by blending oats in a blender or food processor until finely ground.
  • Almond flour– Almond flour, like almond butter, is high in healthy fats, protein, and vitamin E — all of which are essential for heart health and skin vitality. Its fine texture helps create a tender crumb in flourless cookies that’s hard to achieve with other gluten-free flours.
  • Maple syrup– Using maple syrup adds plenty of natural sweetness without the spike in blood sugar associated with refined sugars. It also adds minerals like zinc and manganese, which play a role in boosting immunity and bone strength. You could swap the maple syrup for honey.
  • Baking soda– A touch of baking soda ensures that our cookies have just the right amount of lift and softness, making them irresistible.

These ingredients not only create a cookie that’s delicious and satisfying, but also one that you can feel good about eating. Each component works together to deliver a treat that’s both nutritious and indulgent.

Health Benefits of Almond Butter

Almond butter is a great source of healthy fats, mainly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are the “good” fats. These can help improve heart health by lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels. As someone with familial hypercholesterolemia, this is a great ingredient to add to my diet! It’s also packed with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium.

Additions and Variations

These almond flour cookies are really simple and the maple flavor really shines. But if you want to switch things up a bit, here are some things you can add to these cookies! Consider adding a handful of dark chocolate chips, dried cranberries, or chopped nuts to add texture and flavor. A sprinkle of coarse sea salt on top before baking is also delicious if you like the sweet and salty combo. You could also add cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla extract to your dough for an additional layer of flavor.

How to Make Flourless Almond Butter Cookies