Enjoy these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies for a vegan and gluten-free snack that is packed with proteins, healthy fats, and unbelievably good flavor.
This post is sponsored by Naked Nutrition. All opinions are 100% mine.
It’s cookie time on My Darling Vegan!
Since the new year, I’ve only shared one cookie recipe on the blog – these Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies – and while they are one of my favorites, one cookie recipe is not nearly enough. But as my eating habits have changed (less gluten, specifically) I have noticed that the recipes on My Darling Vegan have followed suit. Sure, you will still find delicious glutenous recipes such as my Sticky Sesame Cauliflower and Eggplant Parmesan but dessert recipes have become sparse.
We need more cookies!
So to make every part of my happy (the cookie-loving-me and the limited-gluten-eating-me), I made these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies – a deliciously soft and chewy cookie that is packed with peanut butter flavor and made with NO FLOUR OR GRAINS OF ANY TYPE. Woohoo!
Sound too good to be true? Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Ingredients for Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
You might be surprised at how easy these vegan peanut butter cookies are to make. To start, these cookies are made with just 6 simple ingredients. The ingredients for these cookies are:
That’s it! And together you get a vegan and grain-free peanut butter cookie that you will not only love but feel great about eating.
How to Make Cookies without Flour
In lieu of flour, and to bulk up the protein of these cookies, I used one of my absolute favorite protein powders:
Naked Nutrition is a company dedicated to providing you with the best protein powders and supplements using only whole food ingredients. They strip away everything but pure, protein-packed, whole food ingredients such as pea, peanut, and brown rice. What you won’t find with Naked Nutrition’s proteins are additives and artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors of any kind.
Get it, Naked Nutrition.
While not all of their products are vegan, you can find their full vegan line here. At this point, they carry 6 different flavors including my favorite, Naked PB.
What is Naked PB made of?
That’s it! Naked Nutrition uses non-GMO peanuts that are slowly pressed – a process which removes all fats and oils and creates a powder that is over 40% protein! For each serving of Naked PB, you’ll get 6 grams of protein at just 50 calories! It’s hard to beat that ratio. And because it’s made solely from peanuts, Naked PB doesn’t have that weird aftertaste you’ll find with many other brands of protein powder. That is why Naked PB is the perfect protein powder for shakes, smoothies, bars, and these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies.
How to make these Flourless Peanut butter Cookies
As you can imagine with any 6 ingredient cookie, these vegan peanut butter cookies are super simple to make. Let’s break this down.
Step One – Combine the Ingredients
In a bowl combine peanut butter, Naked PB protein powder, apple sauce, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Stir together until smooth.
Once well combined, fold in the peanuts until they are evenly dispersed.
Step two – Bake the Cookies
Roll cookie dough into balls about 2 tablespoons big and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the dough is gone and then press a criss-cross into the top of the cookies with a fork (see photo below)
Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes until the edges are slightly brown. Let the cookies cool for a full 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. This step is important. If you don’t let them cool completely, they may fall apart when transferring them.
Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
What I love about these flourless vegan cookies:
- They are packed with protein
- Filled with peanut buttery taste in every bite
- Soft and chewy
- So easy to make (6 ingredients, 1 bowl, 20 minutes!)
- Grain, gluten, dairy, and egg free for a cookie that everyone can enjoy.
More favorite vegan cookie recipes:
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vegan Snickerdoodles
- Ginger Molasses Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cookies
- Double Chocolate Cookies
- Lemon Crinkle Cookies
But before you go, I suggest you grab some Naked PB and make these vegan peanut butter cookies today!
Keyword: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Servings: 15 cookies
Calories: 154 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a bowl combine peanut butter, Naked PB protein powder, apple sauce, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Stir together until smooth. Alternatively, you can also use a stand-up mixer with the paddle attachment.
Fold in peanuts until they are evenly dispersed.
Scoop out about 2 tbsp of dough and roll it into a ball. Place it on parchment paper. Repeat until all the dough is gone. Using a fork, press the cookies down in a criss-cross pattern.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until sides are lightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.