The Best Peanut Butter Cookies You’ll Ever Eat {GF, RSF, No Butter}


The best, dreamiest, most delicious Peanut Butter Cookies. You are only one bowl and less than 20 minutes away from this gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan recipe!

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Seriously, these are the Best Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies ever. Not an exaggeration. If you are constantly trying out and searching for new Peanut Butter Cookie recipes, then today is your lucky day – because this the only one you need!

These cookies are so delicious, perfectly chewy, and have the perfect amount of sweetness – without any refined sugar. They are gluten free and vegan as well, which is just a plus!

What’s that you say? You aren’t gluten free OR vegan? Well, that is just super awesome, you are STILL going to love these peanut butter cookies! I guarantee it.

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Recipe Inspiration

Full disclosure: These are really just my Paleo Salted Almond Butter Cookies, with peanut butter instead of almond butter and a few other minor tweaks. They have quite a different taste and texture, and everyone seems to love the PB version, so I thought these deserved a page of their own. Feel free to make them with Almond Butter if you prefer – I love this brand.

What do you prefer? Almond Butter or Peanut Butter? Let me know in the comments!

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Equipment needed for the Easiest Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Ever

Besides the incredible taste, texture, and secretly healthy-ness of these cookies, the other best part is how easy they are to make! Like most recipes on my site, these only require ONE BOWL.

What will make your baking and clean-up experience even better is a silicone spatula. If there is only ONE kitchen tool/appliance/cookware item I could get you to buy, it would be a Silicone Spatula, if you don’t already have one. Here is a link to a basic set, and here is a link to a bit of a “nicer” one with a wooden handle, though still very affordable.

They seriously make mixing so much easier, and they scrape the bowl SO WELL, you hardly have to clean it.

I don’t know how I went so long without one. You can get a 4-pack on Amazon for less than 10 bucks (linked here – this is an affiliate link). Seriously though, try it out. Thank me later.

Aside from a Silicone Spatula, which is HIGHLY recommended, but not absolutely necessary, you will need a Mixing Bowl, and a baking sheet. And something to line your baking sheet – either Parchment Paper or a reusable Silpat mat (I love this one).

National Peanut Butter Day

This cookie recipe was initially made for a Peanut Butter Day celebration, but they are so amazing, they are worth making any day.

These Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Blondies,  also known as “Peanut Butter & Jam Blondies” are another perfect recipe to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day!

Or, simply enjoy some peanut butter on toast.

Or really, a straight up spoonful of peanut butter is arguably the purest way to celebrate!

Happy celebrating to you!

the best healthy peanut butter cookies gluten free

Just look at that cookie and tell me you don’t want to reach through the screen and grab one of these Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies!  If you are a cookie monster like me, you should definitely check out the Paleo Almond Butter cookies, these Tahini Cinnamon Chocolate Chunk Cookies I just posted, or these super healthy and delicious cookies made with BEETS!

If you love cookies but are in the mood for something different, why not try this Paleo Cookie Cake? Or this Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Skillet? Talk about fancy. (Seriously, they are super simple recipes, though!)

If you’re not in the mood for cookies of any kind, I would still browse all the recipe on The Granola Diaries – there are tons of great and nutritious recipes, for all cravings!

More Gluten Free Recipes to Check Out

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (vegan option, made in a blender!)
The Healthiest and Easiest Chocolate Cake Ever
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Paleo Salted Almond Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Puffed Rice Squares

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The Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever 

A gluten free, vegan, grain free, and refined sugar version of the classic Peanut Butter Cookie!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings 10 Cookies
Author The Granola Diaries



  • Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with Silpat mat or parchment paper. Mix peanut butter, coconut sugar, and almond milk with a silicone spatula. Then, add in 2T coconut flour, baking soda, and a dash of salt and mix until all combined.  Mixture will be quite sticky. If seems TOO sticky, add the 3rd Tbsp of coconut flour.

  • Use a spoon and the silicone spatula to scoop into rounds on the baking sheet, lightly shape with your fingers. Top with a generous dash of sea salt flakes if desired, and bake for 12 – 14 minutes. Remove, and after ~2 minutes out of the oven, while the cookies are still warm, gently press down with your hands, or the bottom of a glass, to flatten the cookies to desired shape.

  • Top with even more sea salt if desired and a PB drizzle! Now, LET COOL COMPLETELY for cookies to firm up (That’s the hardest step!)  Don’t forget to tag me and use #thegranoladiaries in your posts!


I recommend lining your baking sheet with a Silpat Mat like this one

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