Recipe: Running on Veggies’ No-Bake Almond Butter Cookies


As much as I try to fill my diet with whole, nutrient-dense foods, all bets are off when it comes to cookies.

It was by pure chance, though, that I saw a pic of this no-bake version on American long-distance runner Kara Goucher‘s Twitter feed just as a craving hit for my usual Toll House recipe.

And, just my luck, I had all the ingredients available, so my baking took a healthier turn that day.


Now, let’s be honest, there’s no substitute for the real-deal, mega-butter-and-sugar variety (in fact, these reminded me more of my raw coconut macaroons)…but if it’s a sweet treat that you’re after, this one won’t completely derail your diet.

And if it’s good enough to keep Kara fueled, it’s good enough for me!

No-Bake Almond Butter Cookies

(Makes 14-15 cookies; recipe courtesy of Running on Veggies)


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 4 tablespoons almond butter
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup of dates
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs (or chocolate chips)
  • Optional add in: 41 grams (1 serving) of your favorite protein powder, be sure to add more liquid. Around 1 cup total of almond milk (1/4 cup extra)


  1. In a medium size mixing bowl combine almond flour, coconut flour and almond butter until well combined.
  2. Blend almond milk and dates until smooth.
  3. Add almond milk date mixture and the remaining ingredients into your flour and almond butter mixture.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a spoon, form little balls and press them down gently using a fork.
  5. Place in the freezer or eat them as-is! Store in an airtight container in the freezer. You can also let them thaw for a few minutes to get a softer cookie feel.


How do you feel about healthy “baking” when it comes to curing those cravings? 

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