These quick, healthy, and easy almond butter oatmeal cookies are made with only 4 ingredients. This flourless dessert recipe is kid-approved and healthy enough to eat for breakfast or an after school snack!
Easy Almond Butter Cookie Recipe
What a delicious and EASY almond butter cookie recipe!
I never quite believed people when they posted recipes about “3-ingredient peanut butter cookies.”
However, it is totally possible to create a delicious cookie with only a few simple ingredients.
Oftentimes when Cohl is out for a long distance run or bike ride he really wants something with balanced nutrition.
A good amount of protein, fat, complex and simple carbs… and this easy dessert recipe has just that!
These are the perfect fuel for high-intensity or endurance workouts!
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
Not only are these oatmeal cookies gluten-free, but they are also flourless and refined sugar free.
Honey is a wonderful sweetener when you use it in the right proportions.
In this recipe, the honey complements the nut butter perfectly.
Using a natural sweetener makes them (almost) healthy enough to eat for breakfast.
It’s pretty remarkable, but you will only need FOUR simple ingredients to make these gluten-free oatmeal cookies.
- Almond Butter – Make sure you get smooth and not chunky type.
- You can learn how to make your own almond butter here.
- Also, peanut butter can be substituted if you are allergic to almonds.
- Oats – Gluten-free quick cooking oats are used in this cookie recipe. Make sure you do not get the old-fashioned rolled oats. They will not cook at the same rate and will end up being too chewy.
- Honey – This natural sweetener pairs wonderfully with the nut butter. You can also use pure maple syrup or agave nectar instead.
- Large egg – The egg is what helps to hold these healthy cookies together. If you are vegan, feel free to substitute with a flax egg or chia egg.
How to Make
The general steps to this oatmeal cookie recipe are easy to follow. It is also a wonderful kid-friendly cookie recipe if you want to get them involved in the kitchen.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix by hand or with a handheld mixer until well combined.
- Scoop out 1 1/2 – tablespoon sized balls of dough.
- Place cookie dough on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. (step 1 above)
- Press cookie balls down with a large fork and make a criss-cross pattern. (step 2 above)
- Sprinkle with coconut sugar. (Optional) (step 3 above)
- Bake in preheated oven for 9-11 minutes, or until edges are slightly browned.
Since you only need four ingredients to make these, they can be ready in under 15 minutes!
But what if you want to change them up a bit?
There are a few fun additions you can throw in to make them even more tasty:
- Chocolate Chips – Dark chocolate chips and mini chocolate chips work great.
- Dried Cranberries – These pair wonderfully with the nut butter.
- Coconut – Large unsweetened coconut flakes or shredded coconut can be used.
- Nuts and Seeds – Add in walnuts, chopped peanuts, or even pumpkin seeds.
Can I substitute peanut butter for the almond butter?
Peanut butter can be substituted in this cookie recipe. Make sure you get smooth nut butter and not chunky.
Can I make these vegan?
Substitute the honey for pure maple syrup and the egg for a flax egg to make these cookies vegan.
The flavor may be a little different, but they will still turn out great!
How long will almond butter cookies last?
This cookie will last at room temperature in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.
Can I freeze oatmeal cookie dough?
Cookie dough will last when frozen for up to 2-3 months. Let it thaw in the refrigerator and then to room temperature before baking.
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Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies
These quick, healthy, and easy almond butter oatmeal cookies are made with only 4 ingredients. This flourless oatmeal cookie recipe is kid-approved and healthy enough to eat for breakfast or an afternoon snack!
- 1 cup almond butter smooth*
- 1 ½ cups quick-cooking oats gluten free
½cup honey or maple syrup*
- 1 large egg or 1 flax egg if vegan
- 2-3 tbsp coconut sugar optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.
Roll dough into 1 ½ - 2 inch balls and then place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Place criss-cross fork marks on top of the cookies and sprinkle with sugar (optional).
Bake in preheated oven for 9-11 minutes. Enjoy!
- Make sure you use a super creamy almond butter, like the one in the pictures, to get the best results.
- If you are vegan, substitute one flax egg for the regular egg, and use maple syrup instead of honey.