3 Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies

Several three ingredient almond flour peanut butter cookies stacked on top of each other.

Craving a simple sweet treat? You’ll love these 3 ingredient almond flour cookies! This small batch recipe is incredibly quick and simple to make, and has the perfect amount of sweetness and nutty flavor in each bite.

Ingredient Notes

You only need three simple ingredients to make this recipe:

Almond flour, peanut butter, and maple syrup on a white backdrop.
  • Almond flour – This comes in both blanched or unblanched varieties. Blanched almond flour has had the skins removed and is a little lighter in color. Either can be used in this recipe.
  • Peanut butter – You’ll want natural peanut butter for this recipe, as it’s drippier, creamier texture works better than conventional. Just look for any brand where peanuts and salt are the only two ingredients.
  • Maple syrup – Pure maple syrup works well here, and makes this recipe a nice vegan-friendly option. If you don’t have maple syrup on hand, you could try honey (non-vegan). Do not substitute brown sugar or white sugar; the recipe will not have the right texture and the batter will be crumbly.


You’ll find the full recipe amounts and instructions in the recipe card below, but here’s a helpful overview with photos and tips. Honestly, this couldn’t be simpler to make!

In a mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, peanut butter, and maple syrup.

A glass mixing bowl with almond flour, peanut butter, and maple syrup mixed together.

Use a small cookie scoop to portion out the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. You should get about 10 cookies in this small batch recipe.

Scoops of cookie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Take a fork and flatten the cookies a bit (using a crisscross pattern if desired). Bake those in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes. Let ‘em cool on the pan, then dig in.

A baking sheet with fresh baked three ingredient almond flour cookies.

Recipe FAQ

Here are some common questions that may come up as you’re preparing this recipe:

How should you store 3 ingredient almond flour cookies?

Store in an airtight container or ziptop bag at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you plan to keep them longer than that, freeze then thaw when ready to enjoy.

Can you modify the recipe with add-ins like chocolate chips?

I would not include chocolate chips as an add-in for this recipe, but you can melt chocolate and drizzle it over the baked cookies. Yum!

Can you use a different nut butter instead of peanut butter?

While the recipe calls for peanut butter, you can substitute it with almond butter, cashew butter, or another natural nut butter of your choice. Depending on the texture of the nut butter, you may need to add a smidge more.

Why is my cookie dough crumbly?

If you use conventional peanut butter or overmeasure your almond flour, the dough can be crumbly. In this case, you can add a little more peanut butter and/or maple syrup until a cohesive dough forms.

Allergens in this Recipe

Disclaimer:  Always double check ingredients and labels yourself prior to making a recipe.  While I try to check all ingredients for allergens, there’s always the chance I may miss something, or manufacturer formulations can change.

As written, this recipe is dairy free, egg free, wheat/gluten free, and soy free.

This recipe does contain tree nuts (almond flour) and peanuts (peanut butter). Because these are two of the main ingredients, they’re likely tough to substitute. If you wanted to try to swap out the peanut butter for natural sunflower seed butter, I imagine that could work.

A woman's hand holding a dairy free gluten free almond flour cookie that's broken in half.

More Dairy Free Cookies

If you’re looking for more dairy free cookies, here are a few of my personal favorites:

I hope you enjoy this recipe! It’s an easy one that I like to throw together quickly when I’m in the mood for something sweet, but that’s also a bit more nutritious. If you get a chance to try it, feel free to leave your thoughts or recipe rating below.

3 Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies

These 3 ingredient almond flour cookies use just almond flour, peanut butter, and maple syrup to make a tasty sweet treat (that’s both gluten free and dairy free)!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 3 ingredient almond flour cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 cookies
Calories 113 kcal
Author Dairy Free for Baby


  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • cup natural peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
  3. Use a small cookie scoop to portion out the cookie dough onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Press each with a fork to flatten a bit.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 9-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown along the edges. Let cool on the baking sheet, then enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  • Feel free to add a drizzle of melted chocolate and a sprinkle of coarse salt after baking – when I have the time, I love that addition!


Nutrition analysis (per cookie): 113 calories, 8.5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 30 mg sodium, 7.5 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g fiber, 4.5 g sugar, 3.8 g protein, Vitamin D: 0%, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 2%, Potassium: 3%

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