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Healthy Almond Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies

These delicious anytime cookies are vegan, gluten-free and made with a handful of real ingredients. It’s hard to resist gobbling them once you’ve taste one. 

Enjoy these as a quick breakfast with milk  or coffee or as a anytime snack. 

This may be classified as one of the best healthiest cookies EVER!!!

Just sayin. 

No really!!!

A simpler version of these cookies first appeared here

So darn tasty and most importantly adored by many. 

Chewy, crisp, creamy, sweet and nutty. 



Skill level – Easy

Healthy Almond Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 very ripe banana (medium – large), mashed

1 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 cup almond butter, divided

1/4 + 3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Stir 1 mashed banana, 1 cup oats, 1/4 cup almond butter, 1/4 cup chocolate chips, 1/4 cup sliced almonds, 1/4 cup dried cranberries together in a medium bowl, until well combined.

3. Spoon 2 tablespoons measure dough on the prepared baking sheet, spacing evenly apart (cookies will not expand). Using your fingers or the back of a spoon, pat them gently into 2-inch circles, leaving a shallow middle.

4. Spoon about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon almond butter in the middle of each cookie. 

5. Bake cookies in the middle rack of the oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown (turn pan around halfway through baking). (It took 28 minutes for me)

6. Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely.

7. Place remaining 3 tablespoons chocolate chips and 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil in a small microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds, until completely melted and smooth (stir once after 20 seconds). Transfer melted chocolate into a ziplock bag, snip of a tiny corner and drizzle on top of cookies. Alternatively, you can drizzle with a spoon or a fork. 

8. Set cookies aside until chocolate is set.

Cookies are best eaten within a day or two.  

Makes about 14 cookies


Since the sweetness comes mainly from the banana, use a very ripe one. 

I used no-stir Barney almond butter <– one of my favorites

Katherine | Love In My Oven

Wednesday 8th of November 2017

I love, love cookies made with almond butter and these look nothing short of delicious. I can't wait to try them Maria!!

Ashika | Gardening Foodie

Wednesday 8th of November 2017

A cookie that looks this good and is healthy too is amazing. I love all the flavours in this cookie a great change from all the sugary treats about to take over us all during this festive season


Wednesday 8th of November 2017

Healthy thumbprint cookies with almond butter!! So good..even better with the chocolate drizzle :)

Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Ooooh yum!! I love a healthy cookie that also tastes amazing! I want a couple of these with a tall glass of almond milk right now :)

Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess

Monday 6th of November 2017

Maria, I love healthy oatmeal cookies and if these were in front of me I would eat them all! They look amazing too!!