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Almond butter oatmeal cookies topped with sea salt

Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies

These scrumptious almond butter oatmeal cookies are nutty and chocolatey, and are sweetened naturally with maple syrup! Dairy free and gluten free.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond butter oatmeal cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 179 kcal
Author Dairy Free for Baby


Ingredients for Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, pulsed into oat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats, as-is
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips (i.e Enjoy Life)

Optional for topping:

  • coarse sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla together in a large bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Take half a cup of oats and add to a blender or food processor. Pulse a few times to create a coarse oat flour.
  4. Add the oat flour, rolled oats, salt, and baking soda to the bowl. Stir until everything is just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon cookie dough onto a baking sheet (you should have enough batter for about 12 cookies). Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until cookies are a light golden brown color. If desired, sprinkle with a little coarse sea salt when you remove them from the oven.

  6. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for at least 5-10 minutes before removing.

Recipe Notes


-If gluten free, be sure to use certified gluten free oats.

-As these cookies use maple syrup rather than regular sugar, the consistency of the cookie is quite soft. If you are looking for a crispier cookie recipe, this is not an ideal choice.

-Do not cook these on a silicone baking mat – I have found that they do not cook correctly. Use a regular metal baking sheet for best results.

Nutrition Analysis (approximate per cookie):

179 calories, 10.5 g fat, 3.5 g sat fat, 83 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 3.5 g protein, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 4%, Iron: 6%