Winter is fastly coming and with it, the temperatures are steadily dropping. What’s better than a hot cup of tea with some homemade cookies to warm you up and give you that extra boost of energy? 🍪 Especially if the cookies are my almond butter chocolate chip cookies!
Made with only whole-food ingredients, these healthier alternative almond butter chocolate chip cookies are easy to make, better for your body and mind, and even gluten-free and completely (refined) sugar-free. What more could you want from a cookie?!
Enjoy them at breakfast, ideally with a cup of green tea, matcha latte, coffee with my pumpkin spice syrup, or take them with you for a quick snack at school or work. However, I have to admit that my favorite way of consuming these almond butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies is after dinner as dessert, with a scoop of plant-based vanilla ice cream. Even better if the cookies are still slightly warm and gooey. (you can even warm them in the microwave for a couple of seconds) 😍
As you might have all understood by now, I love this almond butter cookies recipe! Here is why.
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies: why I love them so much
From the texture to the nutritional value, these almond chocolate chip cookies are truly perfection! But the reasons why I love these healthy cookies so much don’t end here. Let’s have a look at the main ones!
- No added refined sugars
Would you believe me if I tell you that these cookies do not contain refined sugars? Yes, you have heard it right! These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are made with only whole-food/natural ingredients, including sweeteners. Here I opted for monk fruit, a zero-calorie sweetener extracted from a small round fruit that is native to Southern China. Alternatively, you can use other types of natural sweeteners, such as organic maple syrup (just tweak the quantities to accommodate your own taste) and know that a liquid sweetener may result in a softer, crumbly cookie that will spread more on your baking sheet. You’ll also want to reduce the plant-based milk if using a liquid sweetener. See some tips for doing that here.
- Rich in fiber
Made with almond butter and oatmeal flour, these vegan almond butter cookies contain a good amount of dietary fiber. Fiber is, in turn, essential to promote good digestive health, regular bowel movements, and even weight loss. It also slows down the release of sugar into your bloodstream.
- They contain plant-based proteins
These almond butter chocolate chip cookies contain plant-based proteins, mainly coming from almond butter (100 grams of butter contain around 21 grams of protein). Not an impressive amount, but still relevant if consumed in the context of a well-balanced and varied plant-based diet.
- A healthy treat with less saturated fats
Another thing I love about these cookies is that they contain less saturated fats than traditional recipes. They do contain healthy fats as well, coming from almond butter. Healthy fats are essential, especially for females, as they are essential for balancing our hormones and promoting glowier skin and stronger hair.
These oatmeal cookies do not contain gluten as well! Indeed, they are made with just oat flour, which is naturally gluten-free. However, especially if you are celiac or gluten intolerant, it is advised to check the nutritional label, as some brands might process the oats in a plant that processes also other gluten-containing cereals.
- Easy and quick to make, great also for meal prep
These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are truly foolproof! Indeed, it takes less than 10 minutes to prep the batter, and less than 20 to cook them. Ideal if you don’t have much time to cook but still want to treat yourself. Moreover, this recipe is great for your weekly meal prep. You can prep the batter in bulk and then freeze it before cooking, or just prep the cookies in bulk. In this case, you can store them in an aluminum box for about 3/4 days.
- A versatile recipe
This recipe is also very versatile. Indeed, you can easily swap the almond butter with any other type of nut butter of your choice (the nutritional profile will slightly change). Personally, I love to make them with either cashew butter or hazelnut butter, but peanut butter would do as well! Plus, you can swap the chocolate chips with raisins, or chopped nuts, or even leave them out altogether!
If you liked this recipe, you will also love these. Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies, Apple Pie Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, and Healthy Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oats. And don’t forget to tag me on your socials if you try them! 💗
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip CookiesYum
- 1 Baking tray lined with parchment paper
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then add the almond butter and the milk and knead until reaching a firm consistency.
- Add in the chocolate chips and form small balls. Flatten them with the palm of your hand.
- Cook the cookies in a preheated oven at 180° Celsius (or 350° Fahrenheit) for about 15 – 20 minutes.
- Enjoy them! I prefer to consume them still warm, ideally with a scoop of plant-based ice cream. Stored in an aluminum box, they can last for 3 – 4 days.
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