These 4-ingredient almond butter cookies are not only easy to make, but are also nutritious and taste so good! A great snack to have in your fridge or a healthier dessert to enjoy after meals.
Recipes don’t come easier than this – a cookie recipe using only 4 ingredients and requires no baking. What makes them even better is they’re healthy! Using only almond butter, oats a little bit of maple syrup to sweeten.
I can’t seem to stop creating super simple and quick treats. It has definitely become my thing now, especially since lockdown. Simple comforts with few, easy to find ingredients that don’t leave you with a lot of washing up behind.
I was looking through my recipe archive and came across these no-bake chocolate oat cookies and remembered how popular they were, so I was inspired to make another version that’s even simpler. You can use peanut butter instead of almond butter if that’s what you have in your cupboard. It will work just as well. You can use regular oats, or opt for gluten-free oats if necessary.
I added a cheeky drizzle of dark chocolate to make them taste even more moreish, but you can use/add anything you like to them. Things like cinnamon, cardamom, nuts, seeds, dried fruit or chocolate chips. You also have the option of using another nut butter if you don’t like or don’t like almond butter of don’t have any.
If you’re craving a sweet treat, but want something a little healthier than a shop bought cookie or biscuit, you MUST try these 4-ingredient almond butter cookies!
What you need to make these 4 ingredient almond butter cookies:
Oats – I used jumbo oats as they look nice in a no-bake cookie like this one. You can use rolled oats/porridge oats as well. I dry toast the oats in a pan for around 10 minutes first and leave them to cool completely before mixing them in with the rest of the ingredients. Since we’re not baking these cookies, toasting the oats will make them easier to digest and make them less chewy. It also brings out a lovely rich and nutty flavour in the oats.
Almond butter – almonds are a great source of vitamins (like vitamin E and B vitamins), minerals (like magnesium, calcium, and potassium) and healthy fats. Almond butter is a great source of energy, making it the perfect addition to snacks that you can enjoy in between meals or post workout. You can use other nut butters if you prefer or even a seed butter like tahini.
Maple syrup – you only need a little to sweeten and help hold the cookies together.
Salt – since we’re only using very few ingredients, the salt will enhance and bring out the flavours of the toasted oats and almond butter.
Optional drizzle of dark chocolate – I love adding just a small drizzle of chocolate to these cookies. It makes them feel more luxurious whilst still remaining a healthier treat.
These 4 ingredient almond butter cookies are:
- Gluten-free (if using gluten-free oats)
- Super easy to make
- A great snack or healthier dessert
- Easily adjustable to your preferences
- So tasty!
4-Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies
- 80g jumbo oats use gluten-free oats if necessary
- 85g almond butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp coconut oil* optional
- Dark chocolate** optional
- Dry toast the oats in a pan over a low/medium heat for 10 minutes. Leave to cool completely.
- Mix the almond butter and maple syrup in a bowl, then add in the oats. Mix to combine, then shape into cookies.
- * Depending on how runny your almond butter is, you may need to add 1 tbsp of melted coconut oil so that the batter isn't too dry.
- ** You have the option of dipping the base in dark chocolate or drizzling a little on top for extra yumminess.
- Arrange on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.
- Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.