Grain-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
These vegan grain-free peanut butter cookies are made with just 4 ingredients: peanut butter, banana, flax and sugar!
Here’s what you’ll need to make these simple grain-free cookies:
- Peanut butter. Look for natural peanut butter with 1 or 2 ingredients. Either just peanuts or peanuts and salt.
- Ground flax. You can buy ground flax for use in this recipe or if you have whole flax seeds, grind them yourself in a blender or coffee grinder. Use freshly ground flax or ground flax that’s been stored in the fridge for freezer for up to a few weeks for best results.
- Banana. You’ll need 1 small ripe banana. Not overly ripe, just ripe enough to eat as a snack.
- Sugar. I used coconut sugar but any granulated sugar works. I haven’t tested it but I think you could use granulated monk fruit sugar for sugar-free cookies
That’s it! I recommend adding dairy-free chocolate chips as well but they’re optional.
How to Make these Cookies
These cookies are so easy to make you’ll love it!
Start by mashing the banana into a thick paste, then stir in the rest of the ingredients. Roll the dough into 14-15 evenly-sized balls then press each ball down into a cookie shape. Bake and enjoy!
These simple peanut butter cookies are made with just 4-ingredients, plus chocolate chips! They’re soft, chewy, perfectly sweet and taste amazing! They’re also flourless, grain-free, vegan and can be made paleo by replacing the peanut butter with almond butter.
More Vegan Cookie Recipes
Here are some more cookie recipes you’ll love:
- Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies
- Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3-Ingredient Tahini Date Cookies
- Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
Grain-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 13 mins
- Total Time: 23 minutes
- Yield: 15 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Vegan
Amazingly simply peanut butter cookies that are completely grain-free, vegan and oil-free! All you need is peanut butter, banana, flax and sugar!
- 1 cup (240 g) natural peanut butter
- 1 small banana (100 g), 1/2 cup if you smush it into a measuring cup
- 1/2 cup (75 g) ground flax
- 1/2 cup (100 g) coconut sugar or other granulated sugar of choice
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- up to 1/2 cup regular or mini dairy-free chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add the banana to a mixing bowl and mash well with a fork until it forms a paste.
- Add the salt, sugar, peanut butter and flax and stir into a thick dough.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Roll into 15 balls and place on a baking sheet. Press each ball down into a cookie shape.
- Bake for 13 minutes.
- Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Store in the fridge.
They will seem under done when you take them out, they will firm up as they cool. Let them cool completely before handling.
Make sure your peanut butter isn’t too dry. Mine was fairly drippy. If your peanut butter is very dry you may need to reduce the amount of flax you use.
Keywords: gluten-free, grain-free, healthy, easy, 4 ingredient
This post was originally published July 8, 2014. It was updated with new photos and text December 2019.
Can I sub maple syrup for coconut sugar as I don’t have any in my kitchen right now! thank you! Also, I made your easy vegan chili and it was absolutely delicious!!!!
Possibly but since it’s a liquid sweetener I can’t suggest how much to use without testing it. You could try a different recipe..like my flourless PB banana cookies or something else maple syrup-sweetened, or try it and let me know how they turn out!
My three favorite ingredients! Peanut butter, chocolate , & banana….. Yum! Will be trying these for sure. 🙂
I just made these today and they are delicious. The combination of banana and peanut butter and chocolate is wonderful. I substituted with carob chips and almond butter and it’s still great!
What!?! These look so good and so simple to make! I know what I’m doing tonight 🙂
Looks delicious. Thank you sharing the recipe and directions. I am going to try this
Yum! I will be pinning this to make later!
Deryn, I love how simple the ingredient list is in these delicious-looking cookies! Thank goodness you found that recipe from 10+ years ago 🙂
I actually have all the ingredients for these cookies RIGHT NOW. I totally wasn’t expecting that because I don’t usually have fancy ingredients that you need for a lot of recipes you see online, but these look so easy and doable! I may have to make them for a post-dinner treat tonight. Thanks for sharing!
My tummy actually growled a little bit at this. I am a DIE HARD peanut butter fan so these will be made asap!