Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

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Paleo Peanut Butter Cookies are healthy cookies on a counter with honey in the background.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Guys! We literally jumped for joy the first time we bit into these Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies! Who knew a clean, healthy cookie with no flour, no dairy, and no refined sugar could be so darn good!

No Joke!!

It’s hard to find tasty and appetizing recipes when you have health issues that require a limited diet. This recipe is so good and always gets rave reviews. You’ll never miss the flour!

Our Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars are another great baking option. Make them with gluten-free flour for a wonderful grab and go breakfast or snack. 

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies are healthy cookies with no flour and no refined sugar that tastes out of this world! A clean, low carb recipe perfect for those that need to avoid gluten!

We always trie to feed our family Healthy Food Recipes, and this recipe fits perfectly with that plan!

 

HEALTHY food recipes

Ingredients for Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Coconut flour – you can also use all almond flour if you need to.
  2. Baking soda – helps the cookies rise a little bit.
  3. Almond flour 
  4. Peanut Butter – we like all-natural brands like Kirkland and Adam’s that don’t contain added sugar. You can use smooth or chunky peanut butter in the recipe.
  5. Vanilla – we recommend pure vanilla extract.
  6. Honey – raw honey is delicious in this recipe.
  7. Egg – if allergic to eggs, this recipe is fine using beef gelatin as a substitute.
  8. Sea salt 

 

Tip Readers added chocolate chips to this recipe with good results.

How to Make Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies From Scratch

Step 1

Start by gathering your ingredients and preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Next, line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies are healthy cookies with no flour and no refined sugar that tastes out of this world! A clean, low carb recipe perfect for those that need to avoid gluten!

Step 2

Now, in a medium bowl, combine your coconut flour, baking soda, and almond flour and mix well. Create a well in the dry ingredients.

dry ingredients for flourless peanut butter cookies

Step 3

Add your peanut butter, honey, vanilla and the egg to the dry ingredients and mix together until all ingredients are fully mixed.

ingredients for peanut butter cookies in a bowl

Mixing ingredients for peanut butter cookies with no gluten

Step 4

To get your batter on the cookie sheet, we find the best method to make the individual cookies with a cookie scoop (since it can be a little runny). We recommend 12 cookies to a sheet, 2 inches apart.

You can also make them smaller and get 18 cookies out of a batch. 

scooping gf peanut butter cookie batter onto cookie sheet

peanut butter cookie batter on a baking sheet

Step 5

Finally, sprinkle each cookie with a dash of salt and bake 8-10 minutes. They should be golden brown and a little crisp around the edges.

Once out of the oven cool on a wire rack.

Traditional peanut butter cookies have a criss-cross on the top as the cookies tend to puff up while baking.

You can easily do this to your cookies with a fork just as your gluten-free cookies come out of the oven. Press the fork down in one direction and then press it in the opposite direction making a criss-cross pattern. 

baked gf peanut butter cookies on cookie sheet

Tips for Making Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Adam’s Natural Peanut Butter is amazing in this recipe, but any peanut butter will do. Chunky or smooth. However, make sure it’s gluten-free if you need it. 
  • If your peanut butter is new, it may be runnier and therefore your cookie batter may be runnier as well. They should bake up fine, though.
  • For less sweet cookies, reduce the honey to your liking.
  • If you need to, you can use almond flour in this recipe.
  • If you don’t eat eggs, substituting beef gelatin for the egg works well. This is the one we use.
  • Save some for later! These cookies freeze well.
  • I’d recommend making a double batch, you’ll thank me later 🙂
  • How we bake all our cookies is on our Silpat mat. It gives them the perfect crisp around the edges and moist and chewy middle. These peanut butter almond flour cookies turn out perfectly! 

 

Can I use Another Type of Nut Butter?

Readers say this recipe is also good with almond butter. Sunflower seed butter would likely make the cookies too runny and bake up flat. 

Can I use Another Type of Sugar?

You could substitute 3/4 cup coconut sugar for the recipe. One reader experimented with Swere but said the cookies tasted delicious but came out flat. 

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies are healthy cookies with no flour and no refined sugar that tastes out of this world! A clean, low carb recipe perfect for those that need to avoid gluten!

How to Store No Flour, No Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies

These Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are moist and soooo delish right out of the oven. However, they also keep for about a week in an airtight container – if they last that long. 🙂 

These cookies also freeze well for munching on later! Just store in an airtight container and make sure to prevent freezer burn. This way they will taste great after being stored in your freezer for 3 months.

Flourless peanut butter cookies stacked on a cooling rack.

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Paleo Peanut Butter Cookies are healthy cookies on a counter with honey in the background.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies are healthy cookies with no flour and no sugar that tastes out of this world! A clean, low carb recipe! 

5 from 3 votes

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 18 Cookies
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Erin Henry

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup salted peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • Sea salt or Kosher salt to top cookies

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or Silpat mat.
  • In a medium bowl, combine coconut flour, baking soda, and almond flour and mix well. Create a well in the dry ingredients.
  • Add peanut butter, honey, vanilla and the egg to the dry ingredients and mix together until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Take a cookie scoop and place batter on cookie sheet, 12 cookies to a sheet, 2 inches apart.
  • Sprinkle each cookie with a dash of salt. Cook 8-10 minutes and then cool on wire racks.

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Notes

  • The recipe makes 18 small or 12 large cookies.
  • These cookies freeze well.
  • Adam’s Natural Peanut Butter is great in this recipe, but any peanut butter will do. Chunky or smooth.
  • If your peanut butter is new, it may be runnier and therefore your cookie batter may be runnier. They should bake up fine, though.
  • For less sweet cookies, reduce the honey to your liking.
  • If you don’t eat eggs, substituting beef gelatin for the egg works well. This is the one I use.
  • Save some for later! These cookies freeze well.
  • I’d recommend making a double batch, you’ll thank me later 🙂

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.

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Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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This recipe was originally published in April 2017. It was updated with enhanced instructions and new images on February 14, 2020. 

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