It’s road trip season and we’re on board for any and all of them. We left this week to visit Holly in Los Angeles and instead of flying, we decided to make it a real trip by driving! We are always looking forward to when we can get to LA. Los Angeles means that we’ll see our three nieces and hang out with our brother Ben!
In preparing for our trip, we made these cookies for our drive. You might have seen these vegan almond butter cookies before. 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!
Almond and chocolate are just so good together in these cookies. The other ingredients make these cookies more hearty and healthy and add an extra dose of deliciousness. I can tell you – they definitely won’t make it to our destination!
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (gluten free, flourless & vegan!)
1 cup Natural Almond Butter
1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon Coconut Sugar
1/4 cup Applesauce
1 Tablespoons Ground Flax
1/2 teaspoon Sea 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!
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!
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!
Hi Mary! Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed these. :)
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! ;-)
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!
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!
We are so glad you enjoyed them, Jena! Thank you for the comment!
Thanks for another great recipe. These are sooo good!
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?
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!
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.
Thanks for the feedback, Rachael! Glad you enjoyed them even without the coconut sugar!
I made these and loved them but I did have to add a bit more almond butter . Very nice recipe though.
Are you using quick cooking oats here?
You could use quick oats, but we actually like regular rolled oats. That’s what was used in this recipe.
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!
We’re so happy you found us, Stacy! Thanks for the nice comment. :)
These are sooo goooood!! And sooo addictive! OMG I think I ate half the batch my self. Haha thanks for the delicious recipes!
Thanks, Suzy!! So happy you like them!
Haha, we are the same way with the dough! Thanks for sharing!
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. ;)
Oooh I love almond butter cookies. And with coconut sugar, so delicious!
These sound great! Have fun on your trip!
Natural Sweet Recipes says
We think they are perfect too! :) Thanks for sharing!