Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

It’s road trip time!!

Annie and I left this week to visit Holly in Los Angeles! We have been looking forward to not only seeing our sister, but having the chance to go on a fun road trip! Los Angeles means lots of fun stuff for us because we’ll get to play with our adorable little nieces and hang out with our brother Ben!

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

We made these cookies for our drive. You might have seen these vegan almond butter cookies. We loved those cookies so much, we thought we’d play around with them. Like say, omit the flour, add in oats and lots of chocolate! Road trips are always better with chocolate.

Vegan Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Almond and chocolate are just so good together in these cookies. The other ingredients make these cookies more hearty and healthy and add extra doses of deliciousness. I can tell you- they definitely won’t make it to our destination!

Question: Do you like road trips??


Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (gluten free, flourless & vegan!)
Print Recipe

1 cup Natural Almond Butter
1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon Coconut Sugar
1/4 cup Applesauce
1 Tablespoons Ground Flax
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
generous 3/4 cup Oats (gluten free will work)
1/2-2/3 cup Chocolate Chips

In a small dish, combine the applesauce and flax and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

If your almond butter is super hard, microwave it for a few seconds to get it soft and stirrable. In a small mixing bowl, combine the almond butter, coconut sugar, vanilla and applesauce mixture. Mix in the baking soda and  oats. Add the chocolate and mix until combined.

Scoop out about 1 tablespoon amount of dough and shape into balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes. Cookies will firm more when cooled, so don’t over bake!


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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Average Rating
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  1. Kristen says

    I just made these and man, they are delicious! I had to add more applesauce (I made a double batch, I just knew these were going to rock) but other than that the recipe was as is. I also had to make myself stop eating the dough. ;)

  2. Suzy says

    These are sooo goooood!! And sooo addictive! OMG I think I ate half the batch my self. Haha thanks for the delicious recipes!

  3. Stacy says

    I googled almond butter oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips and am so happy I landed on this page. These were amazing. My children and our neighbors loved them, too. We didn’t have coconut sugar so we simply used white granulated sugar. Thank you!

  4. Candice says

    I made these and loved them but I did have to add a bit more almond butter . Very nice recipe though.

  5. Rachael says

    Just took these out of the oven. Ummmm… so good. I didn’t have any coconut sugar so I used one banana and 1/3 c of honey. Turned out good but I think I’ll pick up some coconut sugar for next time.

  6. Judy says

    My husband has candida and only tolerates stevia and a little xylitol for sweeteners. Could we substitute them for the coconut sugar? And if so, do you have any idea how much of them I should use?

    • says

      Hi Judy, I’m sorry about the Candida! We know how that is. :) This recipe will be a little hard to make candida-friendly because it used applesauce as well. If you replace the coconut sugar, I would use 1/2 cup xylitol and add another 2-3 Tablespoons of oats to keep these from spreading too much. If you are not vegan, 1 egg will replace the applesauce. If you like extra sweet cookies, I would also add 1/4 t stevia. I haven’t tried this, so I can’t guarantee these changes will work well, but it might be worth a shot. :) I hope your husband heals quickly! Good luck!

  7. Jena says

    Oh my gosh you guys! These were insane! My whole family couldn’t stop eating them! Haha I had to beat them off. Thanks for new family favorite!

  8. Rachel says

    Hi! These sound delish, but I’m wondering what I could substitute for the applesauce? I used to use it often but am currently following a low Fodmap diet which excludes apples (helps with my IBS), and I’m lost for a healthy replacement! FYI I currently can’t eat bananas either, or much fruit in general. I hope you have an amazing suggestion for me so I don’t have to rely so heavily on sweeteners (mm maple syrup!) – natural or not they don’t help with my waistline! ;-)

    • says

      Hi Rachel, if you are not vegan, you can substitute the applesauce for 2 organic eggs. If you want to keep this recipe vegan, you can try adding an extra tablespoon of flax with about 3 tablespoons of almond milk. I hope you love them!

  9. MaryCarol Nelson says

    You three are doing a fantastic job, and I love this recipe especially. Everyone who has tried them wants the recipe. Thank you so very much!

  10. Rita says

    I can’t tell you how many times I have made this recipe and how many times I have to stop myself from eating the whole batch. They are a 10! Great job and keep it up. I echo what the commenter said before me. You girls are doing a great job!