These Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies are quick and easy to make with just 8 ingredients. Make them in under 25 minutes. They're firm on the outside, moist, soft and chewy with lots of nutty flavour and a hint of honey and vanilla.
Why This Recipe Works
- Its made with simple ingredients, many of which are probably pantry staples and you can make these delicious peanut butter cookies in under 25 minutes.
- You only need one bowl, and a mixing spoon which means limited cleaning up!
- These cookies are free from refined sugars and are instead sweetened naturally using raw honey and monkfruit
- The have the winning combination of both peanut butter and honey
- Perfect for snacks, and they're portable, ideal for school and work lunchboxes
- They're dairy free, and full of fibre so they'll keep you fuller for longer.
- Almond Flour: There are lots of different types of Almond flour (not to be confused with Almond Meal as they are two different things). The brands I recommend are Bobs Red Mill Almond Flour, and PBco Almond Flour.
- Peanut Butter: Sugar free peanut butters are now available in mainstream supermarkets, including Coles and Woolworths in Australia. When buying a sugar free peanut butter, make sure to read the label to check that the only ingredient is peanuts.
- Honey: I used raw honey which is honey that doesn't contain any other ingredients other than honey. Check the label when buying honey to make sure there are no other nasty ingredients. I've also recently discovered this Low Gi Honey.
- Monkfruit Sweetener: I use Lakanto Monkfruit as the granulated sweetener. If you're not familiar with this, in comes in two varieties, - white and golden. I used the golden one for this recipe. It measures just like sugar and has no weird aftertaste. Its available from the baking aisle of Woolworths and Coles and online.
How To Make
Step 1: Add all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir with a spatula/large spoon until combined.
Step 2: To the same bowl, add the peanut butter, vanilla and eggs. Stir with a spatula until combined. (It should be moist and not too sticky)
Step 3: Portion out cookie dough into 12 pieces. Roll each into a ball and arrange onto a baking sheet/baking tray lined with paper. Press down each ball with a fork dipped in water (to prevent it from sticking)
Step 4: Bake for 12 minutes, and then remove from oven and let them rest on the tray for 5 minutes. Then , move to a wire rack, cover and let them come to room temperature.
- Making a Double Batch: I recommend making a double batch of this recipe as these cookies will go fast. To scale up the recipe, simply double all the ingredients. (this is easy to do by clicking the "2x" button on the recipe card below).
- Size: For perfectly sized uniform cookies, you could use an ice-cream scoop to measure the dough, or alternatively you could weight the dough portions to ensure the cookies will all be the same size.
- Storing: Let cookies come to room temperature on a wire rack before storing in an air tight container on the bench. They'll last for 3 days.
- Freezing: I wouldn't recommend freezing these cookies. They're best eaten fresh.
You could, but I sometimes find stevia leaves a strange aftertaste in cookies. Monkfruit is the best natural granulated sweetener an there isn't any hint at all or aftertaste.
Absolutely. You can switch out the honey for maple syrup in teh same quantity.
An all natural peanut butter that is rich and creamy is ideal. Opt for one where the only ingredients listed on the label are peanuts. There are plenty of options out there in supermarkets and online.
Use a little tap water to dampen your hands, and also to moisten the fork when pressing down.
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Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C/350 degrees F
- Add all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir with a spatula/large spoon until combined.
- To the same bowl, add the peanut butter, vanilla and eggs. Stir with a spatula until combined. (It should be moist and not too sticky)
- Portion out cookie dough into 12 pieces. Roll each into a ball and arrange onto a baking sheet/baking tray lined with paper. Press down each ball with a fork dipped in water (to prevent it from sticking)
- Bake for 12 minutes, and then remove from oven and let them rest on the tray for 5 minutes. Then , move to a wire rack, cover and let them come to room temperature.
- Almond Flour:
- Peanut Butter:
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- Scaling Recipe: