Healthy gluten free and vegan four ingredient almond butter oatmeal cookies that start to finish take less than 20 minutes to make! Super clean cookies that actually taste decadent. Filled with gooey chocolate and healthy almond butter. Refined sugar free and no leavening agents.
One would think that a healthy cookie would not be very cookie like. Kind of like a gross, wanna be cookie.
One would be wrong.
These almond butter oatmeal cookies are perfect. So perfect they are hard to not eat all of them super fast.
The best part about these almond butter cookies is that they have 4 ingredients that are whole, real and completely clean. No refined sugars, no leavening agents, no eggs!
Halleluiah let the cookie eaters rejoice we now have a cookie that tastes like a cookie and fuels you like a protein bar!
And bonus I made them kind of like a gluten free dairy free thumbprint cookie. That makes them totally acceptable to bring to your gatherings so your eating can stay on point, while your cravings can be satisfied.
Ingredients and Substitutions
The list is short here folks. All you need for these cookies are the following:
- almond butter (runny is better)
- gluten free quick cooking rolled oats
- coconut sugar
- allergy friend/vegan chocolate chips
Almond butter- feel free to sub in any nut butter you prefer. It is better if it is runny, but if you don't have that you may just need more water.
Oats- you don't have to use gluten free if you do not have a need for these cookies to be gluten free. You could also sub in another instant oat, but I would not sub in something like steel cut oats.
Coconut sugar- using coconut sugar keeps these cookies refined sugar free. You can sub in any granulated sugar you would like to use. Using something that is liquid like honey or maple syrup may not sub in very well.
Expert Tips and how to store
You need to understand what this cookie "dough" is going to be like before you make these cookies.
This dough is crumbly, but should hold together when you push it together. So here is what I mean, if you scoop a ball of this out on the tray, most of it is going to hold together, but some crumbles are going to occur. The dough should be the right texture if you can push those crumbles back into the cookie dough ball and they stay.
It is very similar to what the texture of an energy bite would be like.
I know it seems like these 4 ingredients won't bake into a cookie but it does, and they are amazing.
All the rest of the tips:
- I would use parchment paper just in case.
- They do not spread so you can put them pretty close together
- they are amazing topped with flaked sea salt if you have it.
These cookies store great at room temperature in an air tight container up to 3 days.
Let's make cookies!
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