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Vegan Nut Butter Cookies


In honor of my very cool vegan friend Natalie, who wrote a fabulous guest post for me yesterday… I decided to post this recipe.

Before I get started on this recipe, I just want to thank everyone for being patient with me this week. I’m feeling so much better!

Ok… now for the cookies!

I’ve seen this recipe floating around the blogosphere for a while now. I think it may have originated from this website… not sure though.

What attracted me to these cookies was how incredibly easy they are to make.


In the original recipe, you can use just about any nut butter you like, plus there’s lots of add ins like dried fruit, nuts, coconut, etc…

When it comes to cookie combos, I like things simple.

I’ve tried all the nut butters and as much as I’d like love Barney Butter, or other nut butters… I’m a PB gal through and through… to me, nothing tastes better.

As far as cookie combos, PB & Chocolate is my favorite… plus its simple.


This recipe is so easy I know it by heart.

I also use my little melon scooper to keep these cookies bite size 🙂


  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter you like)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or carob chips


Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Combine oats, syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla.

Stir until combined.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Use a melon ball scooper or a small spoon and drop onto cookie sheet.

Bake for 11 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Cool on baking sheet.



Question of the Day?

What’s your favorite nut butter? Mine is peanut butter, specifically the Trader Joe’s brand 🙂

30 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on March 26, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Those look so yummy. 🙂 I have to go with peanut butter, too. It’s my fave!

  2. Marisa (Loser for Life) said on March 26, 2010 at 10:17 am

    YUM-O. You are killing me with the cookies this week! First the M & M ones, now these! If I made these…which I am really, really tempted to…I KNOW FOR CERTAIN, that I would eat them. All. In one day. 😀

    My favorite nut butter is almond!

  3. Heather Eats Almond Butter said on March 26, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Best cookies out there, and nothing beats the classic PB/chocolate combo. 🙂

  4. Christie {Honoring Health} said on March 26, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Yum, these look delish! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Danielle (Coffee Run) said on March 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I LOVE the simplicity of this recipe 😀 I could easily memorize it *noted*

    My favorite nut butter would have to be sunflower butter (which is actually a seed, so I guess it doesn’t count lol). In that case, it’s almond

  6. Hilary said on March 26, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I’m bookmarking thses cookies. PB cookies are the hubby’s fave and oatmeal are mine. What a perfect compromise! 🙂

  7. Nicole, RD said on March 26, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I bet the maple syrup is the key ingredient. I LOVE vegan baked goods, especially ones without gobs of oil, as you know 😉 They look delicious! They’re on the list to make!

    I’ve heard rave reviews from others on the High Fiber Marshmallow Treats! They were my last taste test at work and lots of people went home to make them!

    Have a great weekend, Estela!

  8. Nicole, RD said on March 26, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Oh, and almond butter for me! But I want to try cashew butter – I think that could give almond butter a run for its money!

  9. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on March 26, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Almond butter…I just love the unique flavor! Guess who’s making these tonight for a weekend treat? THIS GIRL!!

  10. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on March 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    These look great. I like that they’re bite-sized too. I’m a pb girl, too. I love almond butter, but there’s nothing like peanut butter and chocolate.

  11. Ameena said on March 26, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I made something similar a while back and they turned out SO good! I might give these another try tomorrow. I love that they are gluten-free and egg-free!

  12. Beth @ DiningAndDishing said on March 26, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Love this question! Mine is Mara Natha peanut butter. Heaven in a jar!

  13. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on March 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    mmmmm…my favorite is definitely peanut butter. almond butter’s OK with carrots, but peanut (creamy!) is definitely the best 🙂

  14. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on March 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Love how simple these are! I am actually in need of another vegan treat because I’m almost out of my blondie bars!! (A bite size makes a perfect lunch treat!)

  15. Kalli@fitandfortysomething said on March 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    oh these look great. i will defnitely give them a try 🙂

  16. Mo@MommyRD said on March 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Oooh these look good.
    My favorite nut butter is pecan! Believe it or not, I don’t like peanut butter.

  17. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) said on March 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Love, love, love vegan peanut butter cookies!!! Favorite nut butter…almond. I think it is very smooth and mild! YUM!

  18. eatmovelove said on March 26, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I love this – and simple! All ingredients I have 🙂

  19. Brittany said on March 27, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Mmmm these looks AHmazing!!

  20. Jenn ( said on March 27, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Those cookies look yummy! Love the super short list of ingredients, must make. 🙂

    I love all nut butters, but I’m partial to peanut butter. Although, I like almond butter just as much.


  21. The Candid RD said on March 27, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Thanks for the recipe!
    I am like you, I prefer peanut butter always. Specifically I LOVE Smart Balance crunchy peanut butter, with omega-3. It’s addicting. I also LOVE Barney Butter, because it TASTES like PB! I’s got all the health benefits of almonds, but with the PB taste I love. Can’t beat it. But the price….well…that CAN be beat.

  22. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on March 27, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    As soon as I come back from vacation I will be making these. I am loving nut butters lately and have been using them every chance I get. these look so good!

  23. sophia said on March 27, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    They look amazing, and SO easy to make. My favorite is almond butter! But if I had the $$, I’ll bet I’ll love pistachio butter the most.

  24. Jenn@slim-shoppin said on March 28, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    My best friend at work is Vegan, I’m totally going to make this for her.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  25. Chef Aimee said on March 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Ok, these are a must try between the peanut butter and maple syrup! MMM!

  26. lynn @ the actors diet said on March 29, 2010 at 1:19 am

    what a simple recipe! i’m going to try making these.

  27. Naomi (onefitfoodie) said on March 29, 2010 at 8:49 am

    wow who knew amazing cookies could come from only 5 ingredients?!?! these look SO GOOD!! cookies in 11 minutes…IM THERE

  28. Natalie said on March 29, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    You are the best and so sweet! And oh by the way — I’ll be making these tomorrow! As always, your recipes have me DROOLING!! 🙂

  29. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on March 30, 2010 at 8:12 am

    These suckers look awesome and so easy! Are you sure you didn’t leave any ingredients out??? ;0)

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