Vegan 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies

These vegan 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies have no egg, no dairy and are gluten free! Crunchy vegan cookies to snack on and ready in 20 minutes

Vegan peanut butter cookies 3 ingredients

You know my obsession for vegan peanut butter cookies right? No bake peanut butter cookies, peanut butter oatmeal cookies and now these easy peanut butter cookies with only 3 ingredients! That’s clearly a love for peanut butter cookies and I won’t stop!

Vegan 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies

Vegan peanut butter cookies 3 ingredients

It’s as easy as 3 ingredients to make the most delicious crunchy peanut butter cookies! In fact, all you need to make them is the following:

  • Salted peanut butter – you can also use unsalted peanut butter but I love the touch of salt in this recipe. Make sure you use fresh peanut butter with no added oil, no added sugar for best results.
  • Oat flour – I use gluten-free certified rolled oat that I pulse into a flour in my blender. The recipe works really well with spelt flour, all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour.
  • Maple syrup – other healthy refined sugar free options are coconut nectar, apple syrup, brown rice syrup or agave syrup
Vegan peanut butter cookies 3 ingredients steps

How to store vegan cookies?

Great news, these cookies store for up to 2 weeks in a cookie jar! That’s the great side of vegan baking. Indeed, vegan peanut butter cookies have no eggs, no milk or butter. Therefore they store very well at room temperature. Their texture and taste remain intact and delicious. I recommend a sealed glass cookie to enjoy the full flavor and crunchy texture for long.

Vegan peanut butter cookies 3 ingredients

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Vegan peanut butter cookies 3 ingredients


3-ingredient vegan peanut butter cookies

These vegan 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies have no egg, no dairy and are gluten free! Crunchy vegan cookies to snack on and ready in 20 minutes.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 22 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Vegan 3 ingredients peanut butter cookies
Servings: 8 cookies
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Carine
4.82 from 72 votes


Optional - for extra sweetness

  • 5-6 drops Vanilla stevia


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl add fresh runny salted peanut butter with maple syrup.
  • Combine with a spatula until it forms a creamy paste.
  • Fold in the flour of your choice and stir until it forms a cookie dough ball
  • Divide the cookie dough into 12 pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a ball between your hands
  • Place each ball on the prepared cookie sheet and using a fork flatten the cookies. I love to flatten each cookie twice, forming a cross shape on the top of the peanut butter cookies
  • Repeat until all cookies are shaped and leave a thumb space between each cookie. They won't expand while baking but you don't want the cookies to touch each other.
  • Bake for 12-18 minutes or until the sides are golden brown. It took me 16 minutes for 8 large cookies and 12 minutes for 12 smaller cookies.
  • Cool down 10 minutes on the cookie tray then transfer on a cooling rack. Be patient they will get crunchier with time, after 3 hours they will get the most beautiful crunchy texture.


  • Store you cookies up to 2 weeks in a sealed glass cookie jar at room temperature
  • You can freeze the cookies in an airtight container or zip bag. Defrost the day before at room temperature.


Flour options: 

I recommend gluten-free certified oat flour. Otherwise, if you are sensitive to oat you can use spelt flour or all-purpose flour or all-purpose gluten-free flour. The texture will vary slightly but the recipe will be very tasty as well. 


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.9g | Protein: 8.7g | Fat: 17.8g | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 9.4g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 6mg

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Reader Interactions


    • Carine

      Thank you for trying my recipe with your granddaughter, baking with kids is so much fun ! I am so glad you love the cookie, thanks for reporting back. Enjoy all the others recipes here. XOXO Carine.

  1. Indigos Castle

    5 stars
    I love this recipe, it is very easy to make and with few ingredients. We like the Butter peanut and as we are vegan we are happy to find such easy and delicious recipes. Thanks for sharing. Thank you

    • Carine

      Thanks so much for the nice message! I will keep creating more easy vegan recipes for you to enjoy! XOXO Carine.

    • Dawn

      I made these today and they were so dry I couldnt roll them in balls they just crumbled. Should i have used less flour??

      • Carine

        This happened if your peanut butter is either too dy, old jar open for a while doesn’t have the same amount of oil, or your peanut butter contains added sugar. I recommend using a fresh jar of peanut butter to ensure the right texture. Enjoy an take care, XOXO Carine.

    • Carine

      Yes sure! The cookies might be a bit dryer as almond butter is less oily tho. Enjoy the cookies, XOXO Carine.

      • Jackie

        5 stars
        These cookies are very good. I only had non salty peanut Added a little salt But not quite enough. Next time I will know to add more. They are still cooking but I couldn’t wait three hours and already ate one. They are quite filling! Definitely will make again!!

    • Kim

      I tried them. But mine were not crunchy. They were after 2 hours but next day they were more doughy instead of crunchy. I mean they taste good and melts in mouth but not crunchy at all.
      What could be the problem?

      • Carine

        I am not sure what went wrong. Did you use a natural peanut butter with no added oil and no added sugar as recommended? The addition of oil in peanut butter may soften cookies a lot. What about the sweetener, did you use a sugar-free maple syrup ? Sugar free liquid sweetener also soften cookies. Let me know ! XOXO Carine

  2. Jenn

    5 stars
    These are AWESOME! Super easy, delicious, filling – but not in the bloaty-icky way. Made two batches – they were GONE in less than 4 hours… this will be a staple in our house. Teen approved!

  3. Ruth

    5 stars
    This recipe is delish! It’s hard to believe that with just three ingredients they can be so tasty and satisfying. I added a few chocolate chips and vanilla. They were a hit for my family, I love it when I try a simple recipe and it actually is as tasty or better as an 8 ingredient recipe and takes an hour or more to make and bake! Thank you!

    • Carine

      Oh thank you SO much, this makes me so happy. I love the choc chips addition, great idea! Enjoy the easy recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

    • Carine

      hello ! No I don’t rewarm the cookies as I usually pop them frozen in my kids lunchbox the day before. They are defrosted for their morning tea at school the next day and they love them like that. This said, it won’t harm to rewarm them a bit if you like them hot 🙂 May be bring them to a toaster after they defrost for 1 minutes just to get them lukewarm. Enjoy the recipes around here. XOXO Carine.

  4. Massiel

    5 stars
    I did this yesterday night and they are so yummy! With only 3 ingredients: very affordable and simple. The house smelled amazing as well, haha.

    Thank you so much!

    • Carine

      Thank you SO much for this lovely feedback ! I am so happy you enjoyed the cookies. I agree, nothing can bet the smell of peanut butter cookies in the house :). Enjoy the easy recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine.

      • Carine

        I am sorry you didn’t appreciate the cookies more. If it dry, it can be because your oat flour is coarser than mine. A fine oat flour is the best. Also make sure you measure the flour precisely, and use fresh runny peanut butter with the oil on top of the jar, without added sugar or oil. I noticed that old jar of peanut butter make them dry too. Enjoy the recipes around here. XOXO Carine

    • Carine

      I didn’t try almond flour, I suspect they won’t hold as well and be more fragile as almond flour contains more fat and less fiber. Maybe adding 1/2 teaspoon guargum will help hold the cookies better. Let me know how it goes! Carine

  5. Sara

    Is it possible to use regular peanut butter and regular syrup its all i have on hand till payday and i would love to make these usually they don’t last very long after i do any kind of baking

    • Carine

      I never tried the recipe with something else so I am unsure. What I can tell you is, if your peanut butter has added oil or added sugar the result will be very different, could be too oily or overly sweet. However any liquid sweetener will be fine! Let me know how it goes if you give them a go, XOXO Carine

  6. August

    Made these last night. They came out dry bland and flavourless. This is my fault leaving feedback so y’all don’t make the same mistakes. I used whole oats pulsed in the food processors. This has worked well for previous recipes but left too much texture for this recipe. I also used Peter Pan peanut butter which was pretty thick and dry. Becarful of your subsitions with this recipe.❤️

    • Carine

      Hi, as I mention in the recipe you must use fresh creamy peanut butter and thin oat flour. If your ingredients are dry o coarse flour it will obviously end up dry. I hope it gets better next tim using the right ingredients. XOXO Carine

  7. Nelly Vásquez

    5 stars
    Hola, acá en mi país, Chile, es difícil co seguir jarabes o syrup, pero hay muuuchs miel, podré sustituir ese ingrediente?

  8. Franziska Stapleton

    5 stars
    My friend is now on a plant based diet, due to medical reasons and i am always looking for recipes to make delicious tasting food that I can give to her as well as for my own family. I made these cookies this morning before the kids woke up and my son loves them so thank you for this awesome & quick recipe.

  9. Leanne

    5 stars
    Absolutely delish!!! Thank you! I used rice flour instead of oat flour and half peanut butter and half mixed. It butter, just wonderful.

  10. Cindie

    5 stars
    I’m doing a one month vegan trial and today my sweet tooth got to me. Now being that I’m from a small Caribbean island, ingredients are limited and expensive.
    So when I came across this recipe I thought heck yea! Who’d have thought that something this easy to make would be sooo delicious!!
    I love it! Will definitely be making more often!
    PS: my Husband had already eaten more than me and I didn’t think he would like it!
    Thank you for a wonderful, simple recipe.

  11. Abigail

    It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t amazing. It just tastes like peanut butter. Came out as expected. Either way it satisfied my sweet tooth 🙂 thanks for the recipe

  12. Natalie

    5 stars
    SO TASTY! I read the comments and made sure to use a natural runny peanut butter. The dough was still a tad thick so I added 1 Tbsp oat milk and it was great! Just softened it up enough so it wouldn’t be too crumbly. I used regular all purpose flour.

    I made half a recipe on made TEENY TINY MINI BITE SIZED cookies. Half the recipe made ~30 mini cookies! Probably about a teaspoon of dough per ball and baked for 9 minutes. They are about 2 hours cooled and are more on the chewy soft side than crispy.

    I added 1 tsp vanilla and a small pinch of salt since my PB was unsalted.

    I want to try this with almond flour!!

  13. Kim

    5 stars
    These are the most amazing peanut butter cookies I’ve ever had! It is so great to FINALLY have a great tasting, affordable, easy ingredient list, vegan AND gluten free cookie recipe that comes out perfect every time! Thank you for this creation! We cannot stop eating them.

  14. Terra

    I really wanted to like these 🙁 They came together easily and they looked beautiful but they just lacked balanced flavour and the texture was way off for me.

    • Carine

      I am sorry you didn’t like them. They are crunchy 3 ingredients only cookies so you can’t expect much more flavor than peanut butter and maple syrup indeed. You can always add 1 teaspoon vanilla or cinnamon for extra flavor. Enjoy the recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

  15. Pam

    5 stars
    Finally, a recipe that doesn’t include a lot of unnecessary ingredients! I don’t know why so many folks include baking soda in a peanut butter cookie recipe– not to mention egg and vanilla extract. Thank you for keeping it simple AND healthy.

  16. greenstreetnutrition

    5 stars
    These are so easy and sooo yummy! I was looking for a recipe that didn’t have all the processed sugar. These are crunchy and flaky and so good!

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