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Chewy Orange Almond Butter Oat Cookies

by Heather

Chewy orange almond butter oat cookies are naturally sweetened with maple syrup, gluten free and delicious! These healthy cookies are made in under 20 minutes and mixed in one bowl. They’re so easy, you can have a kiddo join along in the cookie making fun! The hint of orange pairs perfectly with the almond butter and slivered almonds – yum!

Chewy Orange Almond Butter Oat Cookies

Chewy orange almond butter cookies

These are not your average sugar loaded cookies! A little maple syrup and orange sweeten these cookies up the perfect amount.

Thanks so the help of almond butter and oats, we’re keeping them gluten free. I love that using almond butter ups the protein in these cookies. Why not add more goodness in?

Chewy Orange Almond Butter Oat Cookies

What you’ll need for orange almond butter cookies

how to make Chewy Orange Almond Butter Oat Cookies

How to make them

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Add the almond butter, maple syrup, orange juice, egg and almond extract together. Whisk fully.
  3. Add the oats, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon and slivered almonds in the bowl. Mix fully.
  4. Drop large cookies (2-3 tbsp worth) onto the parchment paper at least 1 inch apart.
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes until the edges become just slightly browned. Let the cookies fully cool on a wire rack.

Best way to store these cookies almond butter oat cookies

These cookies keep well on the counter, and also in the fridge. If stored in the fridge they become slightly crispy instead of chewy. Both options are tasty!

Chewy Orange Almond Butter Oat Cookies

Can you freeze them?

Yes, absolutely! Freeze the cookies on a parchment paper lined tray until frozen , them transfer to a freezer bag. Label, date and freeze for up to 6 months. Simply defrost by placing on a counter until no longer frozen.

Chewy Orange Almond Butter Oat Cookies

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Chewy Orange Almond Butter Cookies

Chewy orange almond butter oat cookies are naturally sweetened with maple syrup, gluten free and delicious! These healthy cookies are made in under 20 minutes and mixed in one bowl. They're so easy, you can have a kiddo join along in the cookie making fun! The hint of orange pairs perfectly with the almond butter and slivered almonds – yum!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond butter, almonds, cookie, gluten free, orange
Servings: 12
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the almond butter, maple syrup, orange juice, egg and almond extract together. Whisk fully.
    How to make chewy orange almond butter oat cookies
  • Add the oats, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon and slivered almonds in the bowl. Mix fully.
    How to make chewy orange almond butter oat cookies
  • Drop large cookies (2-3 tbsp worth) onto the parchment paper at least 1 inch apart.
    How to make chewy orange almond butter oat cookies
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes until the edges become just slightly browned. Let the cookies fully cool on a wire rack.
    Chewy orange almond butter oat cookies
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Chewy Orange Almond Butter Oat Cookies

If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in February 2011. Updated December 2020.*

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25 comments

Amy B @ Second City Randomness February 3, 2011 - 7:13 am

I am yet to use almond butter with recipes (vs peanut butter). I wonder if it turns out chewier than regular pb?

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Get Healthy with Heather February 3, 2011 - 8:36 pm

It could be chewier, but I’m not sure. Don’t most PB cookies have regular butter in them too? That may make them more crisp compared to these chewy cookies. Let me know if you try em out Amy!

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Faith February 3, 2011 - 7:49 am

I am glad you’re not giving up on your budget limit. I always struggle to limit my budgit but it doesn’t work all of the time. I guess I should be greatful for the time where it works 🙂

Almond butter oat cookies? Please send some my way.. you had me with rthe alomnd butter! Great idea Heather.

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Get Healthy with Heather February 3, 2011 - 8:37 pm

Yeah it can and has been a stuggle, but practice makes perfect, right? I’ll just keep on practicing until I’m perfect at it 🙂

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Nicole, RD February 3, 2011 - 12:49 pm

I’m impressed you grocery shop that often. Maybe try going only 1-2x and see if that doesn’t help the budget? I think we were at $400 last month. I want to get it down to $350!

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Get Healthy with Heather February 3, 2011 - 8:34 pm

Yeah I think the randon small trips to the store really add up. Just going once or twice would help I’m sure.

You did so good on your spending! You can make your $350 goal!

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TheHealthyapron February 3, 2011 - 12:56 pm

great recipe!! Goodluck with the budget! I try so hard and fail so miserably ha

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Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner February 3, 2011 - 1:50 pm

Your cookies are the BEST girl!!! I LOVE almond butter. 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather February 3, 2011 - 8:32 pm

Oh yes, almond butter is delicous. Next time I’ll have to use my sweet n salty AB recipe (http://www.healthywithheather.com/2011/01/18/creamy-farro-breakfast-bowl-with-sweet-n-salty-almond-butter/) for the cookies.

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Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 3, 2011 - 3:42 pm

I need to cut back on going to Costco so much too. I went there last February, and the person ringing me up told me I had spent more in January than I had all of 2009! I can only imagine how bad the rest of the year was…

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Get Healthy with Heather February 3, 2011 - 8:31 pm

Wow Costco must love you!

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Lauren February 3, 2011 - 5:02 pm

Great strategies! And those cookies sound incredible. I’m all about the chewy cookies over the crunchy ones.

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Get Healthy with Heather February 3, 2011 - 8:31 pm

Me too! Chewy cookies are the best 🙂

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Ashley @ the fit academic February 3, 2011 - 8:49 pm

mmmmm!!!! I want one of those cookies NOW!!! Yum! My grocery goal is $100/week (total of $400/month), too. It’s SOOO hard to keep it down that low! I don’t know how people do it!

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Get Healthy with Heather February 3, 2011 - 8:51 pm

They must do some crazy meal planning and deal searching… I’ll be one of them soon!

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Casey @ Insatiably Healthy February 3, 2011 - 9:37 pm

Do you think I could sub orange zest for the juice and just add another liquid in its place?

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Get Healthy with Heather February 4, 2011 - 6:34 am

Yes, I bet orange zest would give it even more orange flavor. Another liquid… maybe just a bit of apple sauce?

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Hayley February 3, 2011 - 11:21 pm

I love that the cookies are refined sugar free. I am always looking for good recipes that don’t use any, because it doesn’t agree with me, even in moderation. And replacing it in recipes is a pain, because it never comes out quite like its supposed to! Anyway, these look awesome.

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Get Healthy with Heather February 4, 2011 - 6:36 am

Hope you like em Hayley! I always try to leave out refined sugar if possible. You might like my healthy cocoa-coconut no bake cookies too (http://www.healthywithheather.com/2010/12/06/healthy-cocoa-coconut-no-bake-cookies/).

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marla@familyfreshcooking.com February 4, 2011 - 6:00 am

Heather, I know how very difficult it is to stay on budget (or even near it) Good thing you have these cookies to keep you grounded. Awesome recipe girl & one that I will be trying for sure 🙂

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Emilia Head December 14, 2011 - 1:25 am

I always struggle to limit my budgit but it doesn’t work all of the time. great recipe!!

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Elizabeth McGarr McCue January 9, 2021 - 9:54 am

5 stars
Both my kids loved these!

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Heather January 10, 2021 - 5:30 am

Yay!!

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