Healthy Espresso Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

Healthy Espresso Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies are soft and only lightly (and naturally) sweetened. They’re healthy enough for breakfast!

Course Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 145 kcal
Author Alyssa


  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp roughly ground whole espresso beans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add all ingredients except for the espresso beans to a bowl and mix until just combined. Stir in roughly ground espresso beans.
  2. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, form balls equal to about 1 1/2 tablespoons and place them on an ungreased baking sheet. Using the bottom of a flat glass, press down on each dough ball to flatten each cookie to approx. 1/2" thick.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned and the tops have set. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes so they set up some more. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Make sure your almond butter is nice and stirred up before using so the oils are evenly mixed in.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Espresso Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.2g 19%
Saturated Fat 1.9g 10%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Potassium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6.7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugars 3.1g
Protein 4.9g 10%
Calcium 4%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.