The most delicious 4 Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies! These are soft and chewy with a crispy exterior, thanks to a rolled coconut sugar coating. Just 20 minutes from start to finish. They are also gluten-free and oil-free.
I love peanut butter and I love these vegan peanut butter cookies, even more. It should be illegal how delicious and easy these cookies are. No, really...they can be yours in 20 minutes.
They are crispy, golden, sweet and absolutely delicious. The coconut sugar gives them that extra flavor and crunch. Making them with almond flour and maple syrup keeps them super moist and oil-free, as well as gluten-free. Most peanut butter cookies are made with eggs, but these you can safely eat the raw dough, no eggs!
I used to be obsessed with the peanut butter cookies at Subway. Believe it or not, Subway happens to have some really good cookies. Well, these have replaced those....and you only need 4 ingredients!
Literally, 10 minute prep, 10 minutes to bake for these 4 ingredient vegan, gluten-free, oil-free peanut butter cookies. Chances are, you may just be tempted to pop one of these suckers straight into your mouth before baking them.
However, if you can contain yourself, roll them in glorious coconut sugar and bake them to perfection!
Can't wait to hear what you think of these 4 Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies! Leave feedback below after you make them and you can also tag me on Instagram@thevegan8 using my tag #thevegan8, so I don't miss it!
1 cup (100 g) blanched almond flour (I highly recommend Kroger Simple Truth brand, HEB brand or Honeyvillle or King Arthur. Bob's Red Mill is not recommended, as it produces too flat and gritty results)
1/2 cup (120g) creamy all natural organic peanut butter, with no added sugars or oils (mine contains a trace amount of salt, if yours doesn't, then add a 1/4 tsp salt)(different brands or crunchy peanut butters can alter the result, so smooth brand is best for the cookies to hold together)
1/4 cup (80g) pure maple syrup
1-2 tablespoons coconut sugar to roll the cookies in
Note: When measuring almond flour, it is a good idea to use a scale for accurate measurements. Otherwise, scoop out an overflowing cup from the bag and gently pat it down, then level off with a knife or your finger.
Preheat an oven to 375 degrees and line a sheetpan with parchment paper.
Combine the first 3 ingredients well with a spoon. The dough should come together in a ball and be easy to form balls, if it is too wet (like Bob's Red Mill brand), then add a touch more almond flour to make it easier to work with. Pour some coconut sugar on a flat plate. Using your palms, form the dough into the size of 10-12 small golf balls. Roll in the sugar completely. Place on the prepared pan 2 inches apart. Press down gently with the back of a fork in both directions. Don't completely flatten, they should be about a 1/2 inch thick, as in the picture.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and the tops have slightly cracked. Do not overbake or they can turn dry. I took mine out at 9 minutes. They should be slightly crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Cool for 10 minutes, then transfer using a metal spatula to cool completely on a cooling rack. If you try to remove them while still warm or with your fingers, they will fall apart.
Brandi is a devoted Mommy and wife who is passionate about cooking and baking delicious vegan dishes. She believes healthy food can be simple, quick and taste incredible. She gets creative in the kitchen to make recipes that will fool anybody that they aren't missing traditional non-vegan ingredients. Be sure to follow this blog for all recipes and updates.
Hi! I'm Brandi, a wife and mom behind this blog who healed her husband's gout and my digestion issues through a plant-based diet. I'm not complicated, I keep things simple. All my recipes are 8 ingredients or less, not including salt, pepper and water. They are allergy-friendly, as they are all vegan, oil-free and nearly all are gluten-free. You'll find lots of baked goods here, as I've been a baker all my life, it's my passion!