Almond Butter Flaxseed Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Sharon on June 4, 2018

These deliciously healthy Almond Butter Flaxseed Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy to make and a great way to add fiber to your treats! Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and ripe banana which keeps these cookies soft like they just came out of the oven. Gluten free, egg free, and peanut free make these cookies suitable for vegans and those with allergies or celiac.

Almond Butter Flaxseed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever wondered –

How can I make gluten free cookies?

Maybe this one –

How can I make GOOD gluten free cookies?

Well this recipe has you covered. These Almond Butter and Flaxseed Chocolate Chip Cookies are not only gluten free but they are vegan and feature some extra fibre and omega -3’s by way of the flaxseed.

Winner times ten!

Almond Butter Flaxseed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today has been great day!

First, I took advantage of the free fitness class put on by the Burlington Downtown Business Association, as part of their Fit in the Core program.

On a beautiful Sunday morning, me and about 25 other bright eyed and bushy tailed people banded together in front of City Hall and were promptly put through the paces by Peter of Peter-Built Fitness. The hour went by quickly and I felt like a million bucks when we were done.

If you are local to Burlington, you should come on down next Sunday. It was an awesome way to start the day and I look forward to next week. 

Then I baked cookies! I know!

I somehow managed to open 2 jars of almond butter last week so naturally, one must be used up quickly. Naturally, it should be in cookies. Naturally, they should have chocolate chips.

Um, naturally. 🙂

Almond Butter Flaxseed Chocolate Chip Cookies

In a medium sized bowl whisk together ground almonds, baking soda, sea salt and ground flax and set it aside.

Then in a large bowl mash up a banana with a fork…

Mashed banana in a white bowl.

…add in maple syrup…

Maple syrup being poured into a mixing bowl

…and the almond butter.

A measuring cup filled with creamy almond butter

Combine these with a spoon but don’t over-mix.

A large white mixing bowl with ground flaxseed

Then I fold in some dark chocolate chips.

Chocolate chips in a measuring cup

Drop tablespoon sized spoons of batter onto parchment lined sheets and bake them for about 12 minutes.

These cookies are crisp on the edges and chewy in the middle. The banana keeps these cookies moist and soft. I stored them in a sealed container at room temperature. Whenever I have browning bananas these are on repeat in our house.

Cookies on a wire rack sitting on a rustic cookie sheet

My day is now ending as great as it began as I sip a nice hot cup of tea and enjoy a cookie.

Or two. 🙂

Almond Butter Flaxseed Chocolate Chip Cookies

*Originally posted May 27, 2013 Updated June 4, 2018


Yields 24

Serves 24

Almond Butter & Flaxseed Chocolate Chip Cookies

15 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

27 minTotal Time

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  • 2 cups ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 medium banana
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheets with parchment
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together ground almonds, ground flax, baking soda and sea salt and set aside
  3. In a large bowl, mash banana with a fork
  4. Pour in maple syrup, vanilla and almond butter and mix well
  5. Add the dry ingredients and stir until just combined
  6. Fold in chocolate chips
  7. Drop tablespoon sized amounts of batter onto parchment lined cookie sheets
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  9. Let cool for 2 minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely


Diet :    
lacto vegetarian
Allergy :    
gluten free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
peanut free
seafood free
sesame free
mustard free

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Cookies on a wire rack

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

melissa @ my whole food life May 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm
These sound so yummy! You had me at almond butter. :)
Sharon May 29, 2013 at 11:25 pm
They were so good! I can always judge by how quickly they disappear...Thanks for reading:)
Riddhima Nair June 6, 2018 at 4:03 am
Great almond butter flaxseed chocolate chip cookies. It is really yummy.
Sharon June 6, 2018 at 2:11 pm
Thanks! I love these beauties. :)

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