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Gorgeous Peanut Butter Protein-Packed Cookies

These cookies are so easy to make with a melt in the mouth crumbly texture that will have you coming back for more!


  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups ground almonds or almond flour


  • Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir until the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Add the almond flour to the peanut butter mixture, stirring until a thick dough forms. The amount of almond flour needed may vary according to how runny your peanut butter is.
  • Using your hands or spoon, portion out the dough and roll into balls. Lay on your prepared baking sheet and flatten each cookie with a fork, creating a criss-cross pattern. This not only adds the classic PB cookie look but also ensures even baking.
  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes, or until they are golden brown around the edges. Keep a close eye on them to prevent overbaking, as this can result in dry and crumbly cookies.
  • Once baked to perfection, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes. Transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely before enjoying.

That's it! Now just grap a cuppa and enjoy your cookies! 🍪 

This recipe was brought to you by Julie Stewart (NT Dip; MAPharmT) - a registered Nutritionist and Pharmacy Technician. 

More about Julie

Combining over 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical profession with an interest in nutritional science led Julie to study naturopathic nutritional therapy and ignited her fascination in the world of nutrigenomics – how food and lifestyle has the power to influence our genes.

Discovering using food as medicine for herself, going from obesity and a host of chronic diseases in her 30’s, to being medication-free and fitter than ever in her 50’s, Julie decided to swap dispensing pharmaceuticals for prescribing food to her patients. 

Balancing her time between private clients and NHS commitments, Julie offers support for those seeking evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle guidance for a wide range of chronic conditions, including in weight management and gut health. 

Follow Julia's health journey on: 
Website: https://juliestewartnutrition.com/