These low carb vegan peanut butter cookies are soft, sweet and nutty. If you’re looking for oil-free or gluten-free cookies, this recipe ticks all those boxes!
- grain-free and low carb.
And for those who allergic to nuts, I’ve even included adaptions so you can make them allergy-free cookies!
What more could you want?
The Best Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
Usually, when I’m testing out a recipe for the first time there are almost always a few tweaks that I need to make.
Most of the time I make the recipe at least 2 or 3 times until I get it just right.
But this recipe turned out perfectly the very first time!
I was originally planning to make a peanut butter and banana sundae this week. But when it came around to actually making it, I realised I hadn’t frozen my bananas. Fail.
So, I had a full jar of peanut butter sitting there in my cupboard. I wanted to make good use of it in a recipe before I lost control and started eating it straight from the jar. (relatable, no?)
How do you make cookies without eggs or milk?
There are actually many options for an egg replacement in cookies, such as flax “eggs”, chia eggs, bananas, apple sauce, and vegetable oils.
But these vegan peanut butter cookies require no dairy or egg substitute for baking. The ingredients are naturally vegan and form a dough very easily when combined.
Which makes them one of many super quick and easy vegan desserts!
Looking for more easy vegan dessert recipes? Try these:
- 2 ingredient strawberry sorbet
- No bake chocolate coconut bars
- 5 ingredient Scottish shortbread
- Apple crumble pie
- Fluffy vegan pancakes
So, How Do You Make Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies?
Are you ready? The 3 ingredients are peanut butter, maple syrup, and ground almonds.
That’s it! Cool, right?
All you have to do is mix it up, roll it out and bake until golden!
Together, these ingredients make the most perfect combination. They are soft and chewy and contain tonnes of benefits. These vegan peanut butter cookies are:
- Naturally sweetened
- Full of healthy fats
- Low carb
And if you have allergies to nuts, check out the substitutions below to make 3 ingredient allergy-friendly vegan cookies!
The Allergy-friendly Option
Here’s how to make nut-free cookies:
- Sub peanut butter for sunflower seed butter in equal amounts
- Sub ground almonds for ground oatmeal (gluten-free if necessary) in equal amounts
Feel free to experiment with other flours too and let me know your results!
The oatmeal flour makes the cookies a little crunchier too, so if you prefer crunchy cookies then definitely use oats instead of almonds.
And that’s it! Let me know how you enjoy these simple vegan peanut butter cookies.
A 3 ingredient soft cookie recipe that's vegan-friendly and naturally sweetened. Whether it's oil free vegan cookies or low carb this recipe is one of my favourite gluten free vegan cookie recipes of all time!
- 120 g Peanut Butter The runny kind that's made from 100% nuts (or sunflower seed butter)
- 120 g Maple Syrup (or Agave Nectar)
- 200 g Ground Almonds (or Oats)
- 8 Tbsp Peanut Butter The runny kind that's made from 100% nuts (or sunflower seed butter)
- 8 Tbsp Maple Syrup (or Agave Nectar)
- 2 cups Ground Almonds (or Oats)
Preheat oven to 180°C/ (160°C fan / 350°F/ Gas mark 4)
Line a tray with baking paper.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl to form a dough.
Lightly flour a surface with almond/oat flour and roll the dough to around 3cm thick.
Cut out your cookie shapes, place on the tray and bake for 12 minutes until golden brown.
Leave to cool completely before enjoying.
These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
**For a soft cookie use ground almonds. If you like your cookies crunchy, use oat flour.
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