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Teff Almond Butter Cookies (Gluten-free, Vegan)

Healthy and nutritionally packed, these simple cookies pair beautifully with coffee or tea. If using salted almond butter, you will need to reduce the amount of salt called for in the recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Author Tessa Fisher


  • 1 1/2 cups teff flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted almond butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Sea salt for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine teff flour, salt, and cinnamon. Add almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil (make sure it is no longer hot), and almond and vanilla extracts. Stir with a rubber spatula until well combined.
  3. Roll cookie dough into small balls and place on cookie sheet. With a fork, flatten balls about halfway down. Sprinkle cookies with sea salt.
  4. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Overtaking will result in a dry cookie. Remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  5. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Granulated sugar will not work well as a substitute for maple syrup in this recipe.

Adapted from Maskal Teff.