3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

You guys!  I don’t get this excited over cookies that often, but I am so excited about this recipe for 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies!  Seriously.  Best. Cookies. Ever. These 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies taste just like the classic peanut butter cookies, but without the flour or refined sugar!  Super easy too.

You probably already have the ingredients to make them!  If you like recipes with small ingredient lists, you may also like my post about 20 Healthy Desserts with 5 Ingredients or Less.  You have got to get in your kitchen and make these healthy peanut butter cookies ASAP!


3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies - My Whole Food Life


These healthy cookies are so good and very easy.  From start to finish it’s less than 20 minutes.  No mixer needed!  I think the sweet and salty combo is what make these out of this world delicious.

These peanut butter cookies are vegan, gluten free and grain free.  If you wanted a paleo version, you can use almond butter.  If you needed a nut free version, try using sunflower butter.  I think either will work out.

Some great add ins for this recipe would be:

  • chocolate chips
  • dried fruit
  • coconut
  • cacao powder

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time 5 min Serves 10 cookies     adjust servings

All you need is 3 simple ingredients to make this healthy cookie!


  • 1 cup unsalted natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sea salt (I was going for a sweet/salty flavor. If you just want sweet, use 1/2 the amount of salt.)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a food processor , combine all three ingredients.
  3. Using a cookie scoop , drop cookies onto a lined baking sheet .
  4. Use a fork to flatten then and make the cross pattern.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Let cookies cool completely before removing from the baking sheet.


Recipe Notes

These cookies should keep for at least a week outside the fridge and longer in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy!!

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Steps

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302 thoughts to “3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies”

    1. I'm not sure if PB2 will work. You can try, but you may need to add another liquid component to balance out the recipe. If you try it, I'd love to know the results!
    1. if my math is correct, about 172-5. for future reference, add up the calories in the individual ingredients, and then divide by the serving size for calories per serving.
  1. Hi, I want to make this for a friend who can only have limited amounts of maple syrup (and a host of other things)... Do you have any thoughts on varying the maple syrup amount?? Just curious. I'm eager to try this recipe!!
    1. I've tried using less and it doesn't taste as good. Can you try using some maple syrup and some dates? Or some maple syrup and a little stevia?
  2. I was wondering if honey could be used instead of MS? I only have honey on hand currently so I thought I would check for future use! Thanks

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