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These no bake almond butter cookies are vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and keto-friendly! In other words, it’s a healthy no bake cookie recipe that everyone can enjoy. These cookies are soft, chewy, and lightly sweet. Plus, they are ready in 10 minutes with only 3 ingredients required!
What happens when you combine almonds and maple syrup? Apparently, you get ridiculously easy, totally healthy, soft and chewy cookies. These no bake cookies are made without refined sugar and contain wholesome ingredients. Enjoy them for an afternoon pick-me-up or as a nutritious treat when those late night cravings kick in!
This no bake almond butter cookies recipe is:
- Low carb
- Refined sugar-free
- Ready in 10 minutes
What ingredients are in no bake almond butter cookies?
These 3 ingredient no bake cookies require almond flour, almond butter, and maple syrup. You can add vanilla extract and ground cinnamon (both optional ingredients!) for additional flavor.
- Almond flour. Almond flour has a greater nutrient profile than all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour. It’s rich in vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and copper. Plus, it has a low glycemic index.
- Almond butter. Almond butter contains healthy fats and is a great source of plant-based protein. It also gives these cookies their soft and chewy texture.
- Maple syrup. These cookies are sweetened with maple syrup rather than overly processed/refined sugar.
- Vanilla extract. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always believed that vanilla extract improves every cookie recipe! Although this is an optional ingredient, it is highly recommended. Add a dash for a subtle hint of vanilla in each bite.
- Ground cinnamon. Cinnamon is another optional, but recommended, ingredient. It’s loaded with antioxidants and offers anti-inflammatory properties.
How to make no bake almond butter cookies
For the full recipe, scroll down to view the recipe card below.
First, add the almond flour, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon to a large bowl. Mix together until the ingredients are fully combined. Then, scoop the cookie dough into 1-inch rounds.
Next, line a plate or pan with parchment paper. Roll the dough into balls. Use a fork to press the balls into cookies. If desired, drizzled melted chocolate chips on top of the cookies.
To melt chocolate: microwave chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring in-between, until nearly all of the chocolate is melted. Continue stirring until smooth. Be careful not to burn the chocolate.
Lastly, place the cookies in the freezer for 5 minutes to set. Enjoy!
Kaylie’s tips for perfecting these healthy no bake cookies
- Use blanched almond flour. There are two varieties of almond flour: blanched and unblanched. Blanched almond flour has a smooth, fine, and fluffy texture. It’s best for desserts and baked goods. Unblanched almond flour has heavier and grittier texture.
- Any nut butter can be used. The recipe is best with a high-quality natural nut butter. As the recipe states, I used almond butter. However, you can also use peanut butter or cashew butter. Sunflower seed butter is another great option if you have a nut allergy.
- Add a topping or mix-in. I love to drizzle melted chocolate on top of the cookies, but you can also add chocolate chips, cacao nibs, crushed nuts, or seeds.
- How to make keto no bake cookies? With one simple ingredient swap, these no bake almond butter cookies become keto-friendly! Just use sugar-free or stevia-sweetened maple syrup instead of traditional maple syrup.
- Store in the refrigerator. The cookies should be kept in the refrigerator. Additionally, you can store them in the freezer where they will keep well for 1-2 months.
More vegan no bake dessert recipes:
- No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
- No Bake Cookie Dough Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
- Oatmeal Cookies Dough Balls
- No Bake Brownie Bites
- Coconut Almond Bliss Balls
- No Bake Vegan Brownies
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
- No Bake Turtle Brownies
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No Bake Almond Butter Cookies
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 15 cookies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: No Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
These no bake almond butter cookies are vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and keto-friendly! Each cookie is soft and chewy, naturally sweetened, and made with just 3 ingredients. They are great for satisfying your dessert cravings in a healthy manner.
- 2 cups blanched almond flour
- 1 cup creamy almond butter
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ cup chocolate chips, melted (optional)
- Line a baking sheet, tray, or plate with parchment paper.
- Add almond flour, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon to a large bowl. Mix ingredients until fully combined.
- Scoop the dough into 1-inch rounds and place them onto the parchment paper. Roll the dough into balls. Press each ball with a fork to flatten them into cookies. Optional: drizzle melted chocolate on top.
- Store cookies in the freezer for 5 minutes to set.
- Keep cookies stored in the refrigerator. They will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks. Alternatively, store in the freezer for 1-2 months.
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 211
- Sugar: 8g
- Fat: 14g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 16g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 8g
Keywords: no bake almond butter cookies, healthy no bake cookies
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I make these often and just want to say how much I love them! I think they’re best stored in the freezer and then thawed for 5 minutes. They are the perfect dessert or snack. Thank you so much for sharing.
I’m so happy you’ve been enjoying them, Kelsey! Thanks for sharing your positive review 🙂
These cookies look amazing! But I don’t have almond flour.. Is oat flour an okay substitute?
Thank you, Caroline! I have not tried this recipe with oat flour, but go for it! It should work just fine. You will probably need less flour since oat flour is drier than almond flour.
I have a family member who is diabetic, is monkfruiter sweetener etc. a safe replacement for maple syrup? 😬
Hey, Chelsea! Yes, that should work just fine 🙂 Some sugar-free brands have a thicker (or thinner) consistency compared to real maple syrup. For that reason, you may need to slightly adjust the amount of flour & nut butter. If your dough is too sticky, simply add in an extra spoonful of flour. If it’s too dry, add in extra nut butter. Enjoy! xo
Can I add all purpose flour in case if I ran out of almond flour?
Hi, Rana! No, I do not recommend using all-purpose flour for this recipe. All-purpose flour should never be eaten raw! This no-bake cookie recipe purposely uses almond flour because it’s safe to consume without baking it first 🙂
Thank you. My kiddos loved this recipe with fresh honey we had gotton from a lovely lady that traded for some of our raspberry bushes
Can you use other syrups also or just maple
Hey, Brianne! You can typically replace maple syrup with another liquid sweetener like agave, date syrup, honey, or coconut nectar. I haven’t tried it with this recipe, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work! 🙂
Satisfied my sweet tooth, quick and easy. Thank you for sharing these recipes.
So glad you enjoyed them, Maggie! 🙂
Simple, smart and delicious.
Thank you very much 🙏💓.
No, thank you! 🙂 Let me know your thoughts if you give these a try! xo